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"The great thing about imagining learning as cartography instead of as arbitrary hurdles you have to jump over is that you see a bit of coast line and that makes you want to see more."

At TEDxIndianapolis, John Green talks about how to inspire curiosity by explaining one of his strangest discoveries: Paper towns. He’s obsessed with paper towns, or fake towns that mapmakers use to make their maps unique (they can then sue another company for duplicating their map with the fake town). It’s a weird quirk of mapmaking, but it naturally sparks curiosity — as soon as you learn a bit, you want to know more. 

Watch the full talk by John Green »

(via ted)

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It’s Question Tuesday! Cheesy Jokes, Paper Towns Movie, and Dinosaur Butt Brains

In which John answers real questions from real nerdfighters.

The Fault in Our Stars came out on DVD today. Thanks to everyone in the nerdfighter community who supported the movie (and me) through the whole wild and wonderful process.

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fishingboatproceeds:

Cara Delevingne will play Margo Roth Spiegelman in the Paper Towns movie. 
Like everyone involved in the film, I was blown away by her audition. She really, really, really gets Margo.

More Paper Towns movie news! How weird is it that this movie will be a THING in THEATERS in less than a YEAR?

fishingboatproceeds:

Cara Delevingne will play Margo Roth Spiegelman in the Paper Towns movie

Like everyone involved in the film, I was blown away by her audition. She really, really, really gets Margo.

More Paper Towns movie news! How weird is it that this movie will be a THING in THEATERS in less than a YEAR?

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laneybutt:

Bringin’ back nerdfighter notes! Bored in an airport bookstore? Or any bookstore (like you’d be bored in a bookstore)? Leave a nerdfighter note! Here we have a note by me, featuring the Great White Wall of Cow, being placed in Paper Towns, and a note by the amazing and airport-ridden unapologetically-speaking featuring French the Llama, to be place presently.

These are so good. Infinite high fives to you!

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effyeahpapertowns:

Daily Edit #78. Have a look at the text in the high-res image.

effyeahpapertowns:

Daily Edit #78. Have a look at the text in the high-res image.

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ferretsandphotography:

Paper Towns shoes $65

BUY HERE

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savethesuicidalsquirrel:

Found this in my library’s copy of “Paper Towns”! I love Nerdfighters :)

Wonderful!

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tadenman:

Paying a visit to a not so paper Paper Town. @johngreenwritesbooks #papertowns #agloe #dftba #nerdfighter

What! That sign is so fancy and REAL!

tadenman:

Paying a visit to a not so paper Paper Town. @johngreenwritesbooks #papertowns #agloe #dftba #nerdfighter

What! That sign is so fancy and REAL!

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karifree:

Quick sketch of something I’ll ink later :)

karifree:

Quick sketch of something I’ll ink later :)

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