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How Abraham Lincoln Was Like a Two-Year-Old

John Green wrote tons of great pieces in his early days as a mental_floss contributor, and the “Not So Different After All” chapter in our book What’s the Difference might have been our favorite.

World War I Centennial: Russians Weigh War Against Turkey

Erik Sass

Mangesh Hattikudur on Working With Young John Green

Mangesh Hattikudur

So, the strange thing about the first time I met John Green...

The Missing Links: How Long Will You Last?

Colin Patrick

5 Famous Nerdfighters

Mark Mancini

The Nerdfighter movement has recruited more than a few celebrities into its ranks, such as athletes, scientists, and statesmen.

A Day in the Life of John Green

the mag

John Green is very, very busy. Here's how he spends his time.

14 Quotes About Writing from John Green

Mark Mancini

John Green’s led a remarkable life, and he’s never shied away from offering advice to aspiring scribes and storytellers of all ages. Here are 14 of his best pointers.

The Green Movement

the mag

Here’s how John Green made a generation believe in the power of awesome.

Morning Cup of Links: Album Covers in LEGO

Miss Cellania

27 Things We’ve Learned From John Green on YouTube

Mark Mancini

In honor of his outstanding service to trivia buffs everywhere, here are 27 of the most remarkable tidbits John has shared with us over the years.

Today is John Green Day!

Jason English

You may know John Green from one of his hugely popular YouTube shows (like ours!), or for his best-selling novels, or for selling out Carnegie Hall with his brother, or from the time he asked Presiden

Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919

Ethan Trex

On January 15, 1919, Boston suffered one of history’s strangest disasters: a devastating flood of molasses.

5 Questions: Name's a City

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11 Embarrassing Incidents Caused By Mascots

Mark Mancini

This week the Chicago Cubs unveiled a new mascot, Clark.

6 Common Foods Re-Made With Bugs

Mark Mancini

Western cultures often frown on the practice of eating insects of any sort.