Book Reviews of Mental Floss: Scatterbrained (Mental_floss)

Mental Floss: Scatterbrained (Mental_floss)
Mental Floss Scatterbrained - Mental_floss
Author: Editors of Mental Floss
ISBN-13: 9780060882501
ISBN-10: 0060882506
Publication Date: 7/1/2006
Pages: 256
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Collins
Book Type: Paperback
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The bathroom reader to end all bathroom readers, this book is filled with so much useless information that your head will explode. Read at your own risk.
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So, off the bat, to be completely honest, I only read this book because it had Hank and John Green's names attached to it. It was really cool to hear so many things that have been referenced in vlogbrothers videos, like famous last words, Hodel the serial killer, child prodigies, using math textbooks as bully defense mechanisms, and most egregiously of all to me, "some infinities are bigger than others", which we now see come full circle in John's 2012 publication of The Fault in Our Stars. These little tidbits made the book a cool read (a friend also brought up the idea that this book may have been the one referenced in John's wedding toast to Hank) for any fan of the vlogbrothers, but beyond the references, it did have its instances where it dragged. Then again, there is something in this book for everyone, so there will be parts where you couldn't care less, but other parts where you'll be completely engrossed in the bits of trivia. But ultimately, I read it because of Hank and John, and they are the ones who I'd like to hear more from in regards to this book. I want to know who was responsible for which parts and what it was like for them to collaborate in this medium and all of the backstory! After learning so much, there's still so much story behind the story that I want to learn.