Joined: Sep 10, 2013
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.
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.
The Queen doesn't carry house keys or car keys, but her purse does serve a very vital function: It sends secret messages.
Even tourists unfamiliar with the park's secrets will never be lost as long as they find a lamppost.
Richard Nixon was concerned that birds would make an unsightly mess on the parade route during his presidential inauguration, so he took steps to keep the birds away—but what ended up happening was way worse than some pigeon poop.
It turns out Mario is getting in some really great cardio during his quest to save Princess Peach.