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Nick Greene is the former Editor-at-Large for MentalFloss.com. He has written about trying to ride the entire New York Subway system in one day, surviving the apocalypse without a spare set of contact lenses, and whether or not Elvis was actually any good at karate. Originally from Chicago, he currently lives in Oakland, California.
Based on his experiences as a POW during the Allied bombing of Dresden in 1945, 'Slaughterhouse-Five' propelled author Kurt Vonnegut, who had been largely ignored and classified as a sci-fi paperback writer, to fame and literary acclaim.
The silhouette on the NBA logo—a player dribbling and swiveling between a red and blue background—is Lakers legend Jerry West. But how does he benefit, if at all?
The Centennial Light in Livermore, California, has been burning since 1901.
Can a little calculus make a total novice into a gambling pro? Mental Floss did the homework and took a trip to Atlantic City to find out.
How did the University of Alabama get its nickname?
Everyone knows to expect a partridge in a pear tree on the first day of Christmas. But when is that, exactly?
Unearthing a time capsule should be an exciting affair. Unfortunately, these buried tubes of old garbage rarely live up to the hype.
The Romans referred to the days of the month by their relation to the 'Kalends,' the 'Ides,' and the 'Nones.' If Caesar had been killed any other day, his famous warning might have sounded much less ominous.
A prank that left "Remember Pearl Harbor" at the tip of the former prime minister's tongue.
It was The Beatles' <em>Rubber Soul </em>that inspired The Beach Boys to record their groundbreaking album, which then inspired The Beatles to record <em>Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band</em>.
Those who lived through the Blizzard of 1888 spent the rest of their lives belittling other storms.
A look back at the most popular spokesdog of the 1980s, Spuds MacKenzie, who was a hit for Budweiser.