William Henry "Hank" Green II was born on May 5th, 1980 to Mike and Sydney Green. He married Katherine Green in 2006. Hank and Katherine live in Missoula, Montana with their cat, Cameo. Hank and Katherine had their first child, Orin, in October 2016.

Hank uploaded the first video to the vlogbrothers channel on New Year's Day 2007, and has also helped start ScishowCrash Course (where he teaches science topics), the now-defunct Truth or Fail, hankschannel, and hankgames. Hank was also responsible for starting up Vidcon, Subbable, DFTBA Records, and the Project For Awesome. He is the executive director for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and other Pemberley Digital projects, and has also helped start up YouTube programs The Brain Scoop and Sexplanations, featuring knowledgeable Missoula residents.

Hank has a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Eckerd College and a master's degree in environmental studies from the University of Montana. Before making videos for a living, he wrote in many publications, including mental_floss and his own technology blog, ecogeek.

Hank is also known for his songs that he writes with his guitar (called "This machine pwns N00bs" in an homage to Woody Guthrie), concerning science and other "nerdy" things. His albums include So Jokes, I’m So Bad at This (live), This Machine PWNS N00bs, and Ellen Hardcastle.

Significant Quotations:

  • "We aren't born with a self, we create ourselves."
  • "The most natural thing in the world is complexity."
  • "Dude - no edge." (regarding the infinite universe)
  • "Good morning John it's ______"
  • "Fart fart fart."


External Links:
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2017-03-22 5 Things You Should Know About Your Brain 24:55 1,125
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2017-03-14 Green Brothers Reunited! 04:01 284,812
2017-03-14 HFS # 7 - (The Gist) Nibble Fingers 06:31 1,512
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2017-03-10 Do I Have ADHD? 04:00 392,598
2017-03-08 Deep Sea Microbiome: SciShow Talk Show 24:34 94,596
2017-03-07 HFS #6 - (The Gist) Nerdcon: Poop Your Pants 04:54 1,128
2017-03-07 HFS #6 - NerdCon 'Safe Words' 56:32 5,327
2017-03-06 Is Psychology a Science? 05:06 41,185
2017-03-06 083 - There's No Rock and Roll on Mars 50:29 93,248
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2017-03-02 How the VidCon Meet & Greet Lottery Works 02:56 3,699
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2017-03-01 HFS # 5 - The Gist: Radiation Accidents 06:03 1,416
2017-03-01 HFS Podcast # 5 - Radiation Flinging 50:51 5,922
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2017-02-24 Doing Bad Things To Make Good Things Happen 04:00 232,863
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2017-02-21 HFS Podcast # 4 - Gettin' Drunk: Mild Style! 57:14 7,486
2017-02-21 HFS # 4 The Gist: Alcohol Enema 05:50 2,228
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2017-02-20 Outtakes #5: Crash Course Philosophy 06:00 72,178
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2017-02-17 Mice That Resist Cocaine Addiction 04:49 220,069
2017-02-17 As Cold as The Milk: Learning Spanish with Luzu 03:56 172,771
2017-02-15 Saving Lives with Innovation: SciShow Talk Show 19:48 59,293
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2017-02-13 081 - Always Making Progress Forever 50:04 104,117
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2017-02-13 HFS #2 - The Gist - Space Goats! 10:38 3,377
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2017-02-08 Common Misconceptions About Evolution 09:33 452,632
2017-02-07 HFS Podcast #2 - Space Goats: Coast to Coast 1:09:51 12,734
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2017-02-06 080 - Life Is Hard and Also Has Good Things 50:06 110,182
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2017-01-06 Too Excited about Pears! (Question Tuesday with Hank) 03:58 224,497
2017-01-05 Holy Fucking Science! 01:24 13,199
2017-01-02 Outtakes #4: Crash Course Philosophy 06:10 66,522
2017-01-01 Cheers to the Science of Booze 17:45 126,546
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2016-12-14 Dendritic Cells: Scishow Talk Show 29:31 99,517
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2016-12-12 Moral Luck: Crash Course Philosophy #39 09:46 273,296
2016-12-12 Wheezy Waiter - VidCon 2016 05:23 880
2016-12-08 TESTING 36:55 25,825
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2016-12-08 Project for Awesome 2016 Livestream - Part 9 4:56:41 30,015
2016-12-08 Project for Awesome 2016 Livestream - Part 7 6:58:15 46,230
2016-12-08 Project for Awesome 2016 Livestream - Part 5 6:51:01 82,095
2016-12-08 Project for Awesome 2016 Livestream - Part 3 7:59:53 55,861
2016-12-07 Project For Awesome 2016 Livestream - KICKOFF! 7:25:48 101,553
2016-12-06 How Can One Person's Blood Save 2 Million Babies? 03:14 142,288
2016-12-05 Aristotle & Virtue Theory: Crash Course Philosophy #38 09:22 276,308
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2016-12-01 Victorian Pseudosciences: Brain Personality Maps 04:57 146,898
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