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Mangesh Hattikudur on Working With Young John Green

So, the strange thing about the first time I met John Green—at a Birmingham house party in 2002—is that at the time, I was kind of a bigger deal than …

13 Nostalgic Facts About American Graffiti

With last year edging quickly out of view in 2014's rear view mirror, there's still a pivotal part of 2013 logophiles shouldn't be quick to forget: a …

Harrison Ford

What We're Dying To Know

What Do We Know About Death?<p>We may not have a firm grasp on the whole death thing because, after all, it’s mighty difficult to interview anyone …

11 Surprising Facts About Gillian Anderson

Music is a splendid thing. It can cheer you up when you're sad, make you dance like a fool, and allow you to drown out the world when you need to. …

10 Peculiar Things Public Schools Have Banned

We’ve all heard stories about schools banning books or gang-affiliated clothing, but there are many less-publicized bans in effect. Here are ten of …

Search of the Internet Reveals No Evidence of Time Travelers

Sorry, time travel enthusiasts: A recent study conducted by researchers at Michigan Technological University’s Department of Physics searched the …

Pope Francis

20 Self-Deprecating Notes on Vintage Photos

<i>UPDATE: Ransom Riggs has turned his found photos series into a book! You can order your copy here.</i><p>I started collecting found snapshots a few years …

7 Words That Came About from People Getting Them Wrong

People didn't always say "pea" or "newt." These seven words initially started as other words entirely.<p>1. Pea<p>Originally the word was "pease," and it …

Siblings

10 Jobs You Didn't Hear About On Career Day

<b>by Laurel Mills</b><p><i>Back in preschool, there were only a handful of sensible options for the career-minded 4-year-old. Had we heard about "sin-eating," we</i> …

West Indies

The Creepiest Thing Ever: L'Inconnue de la Seine

In the early twentieth century, a popular piece of art for the fashionable French home was <b>L'Inconnue de la Seine</b> (translation: "the unknown woman of …

Cows Mooing in English Accents

Sir Patrick Stewart is not only an accomplished thespian, but also an expert in the regional dialects of mooing cows.<p>*<p>Hell has literally frozen over. …

Cows

10 Marvelous Facts About The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Do your friends and family know your favorite tunes? It's more than just a quiz to see who knows you best—someday, it could save your life. Doctors …

Literature

11 Pairs of Unrelated Famous People Who Share a Name

By choice or by chance, a number of actors, directors, and other celebrities share a name with another famous person. How many conversations proceed …

From Snoopy to Shark Bait: The Top Slang Word in Each State

Seeing bloopers from comedies is pretty typical. It's way more fun when dramatic actors crack up—here's proof.<p>1. The X-Files<p>Twelve minutes of pure …

11 Hotels With Exciting Past Lives

In their previous lives, these hotels were banks, brothels, and more.<p>1. Liberty Hotel, Boston / Formerly: A Jail<p><i>Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Guests may be eager …

11 Baby Naming Trends of the Past

The Social Security Administration website has data on the 1000 most popular baby names for boys and girls going back to 1880, when John and Mary …

11 Delightful 19th-Century Australian Slang Terms

In 1892, German linguist Karl Lentzner published <i>Dictionary of the Slang-English of Australia and of Some Mixed Languages</i>, likely the first …

2018 Winter Olympics By the Numbers: Which Country Was the Big Winner in Pyeongchang?

Don't let the ornate costumes and beautiful choreography fool you, figure skaters are no strangers to scandal. Here are nine notable ones.<p>1. TONYA …

Winter Olympics

33 Fascinating Songwriting Stories - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 42)

5 Famous Nerdfighters

Since launching their first YouTube channel on January 1, 2007, vloggers John and Hank Green have amassed one of the Web’s most passionate fanbases. …

14 Quotes About Writing from John Green

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 …

Creative Writing

How Long Will You Last?

Do You Have What It Takes?<p>How long would you survive after the apocalypse? Would you become a warlord marauder roaming the desolate countryside - or …

20 Obscure Words to Describe Collectors

You probably know that numismatists study and collect coins and currency, and you may even know that philatelists study and collect stamps. But other …

Teddybears

A Day in the Life of John Green

John Green is very, very busy. Here's how he spends his time.<p>5:30 a.m. <b></b><p>My assistant sends me an email of top priority stuff.<p>6:30 a.m.<p>Get up and get my …

Laptops

5 Drinking Stories That Put Yours To Shame

<b>by Ian Lendler</b><p>Turns out, the best drinking stories in history are actually, well, historical. So raise a glass to your forefathers and marvel at …

Ben Franklin's 200+ Synonyms for "Drunk"

Today we're celebrating Ben Franklin's 308th birthday. If you're celebrating at home, perhaps one of these phrases from The Drinkers Dictionary will …

10 of Shakespeare's Best Dirty Jokes

<b>By Kalli Damschen, Baylor University</b><p>William Shakespeare is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of all time, and his plays have …

How 10 Colors Got Their Names

<b>By Onna Nelson, University of California, Santa Barbara</b><p>1. English red<p>The Proto-Indo-European (PIE) word for red, <i>reudh</i>, remained largely unchanged for …

A Bird Backpack That Can Track Migrations

Something new for the carrier pigeon to carry around.<p>To study migrating birds, engineers have been developing a sensor-loaded backpack that would power itself with vibrations produced by flight. A special ceramic material would convert those vibrations into electricity.<p>The Parts<p>A) System battery<p>B) …

Birds