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:
Website | Twitter | Tumblr | Reddit | Facebook | DFTBA Records | Wikipedia  

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2017-06-29 Wallace, Darwin's Forgotten Frenemy 04:45 885
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2017-06-24 #VidConLive 2017 - Day 3 10:01:59 87,674
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2017-06-23 Reviewing Musicals from their Wikipedia Pages 03:53 2,992
2017-06-21 How to Choose Wine 05:32 135
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2017-06-15 Episode 9: Dave Wiskus 1:00:54 895
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2017-06-12 096 - Next Level Laziness 49:08 102,803
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2017-06-07 5 Undervalued Scientists: Great Minds Compilation 20:38 774
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2017-06-01 7 Amazing Origami-Inspired Inventions 09:23 2,184
2017-06-01 Episode 8: Burnie Burns 1:18:01 1,565
2017-05-31 3 Wasps That Will Do Anything to Survive 05:17 3,605
2017-05-30 What We (Don't) Know About Dark Matter 06:00 1,044
2017-05-29 094 - Pocket Conspiracy Theories (w/ Matthew Gaydos!) 1:09:20 101,002
2017-05-29 Why Do We Hate Losing So Much? 05:22 558
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2017-05-26 Why Was the WannaCry Attack Such a Big Deal? 05:40 1,493
2017-05-26 Some Rough Advice for the "Real World" 03:48 7,944
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2017-05-22 093 - Nothing Fits on a Bumper Sticker 42:08 108,826
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2017-05-18 Why Is Fake Blood So Hard to Make? 04:39 1,944
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2017-04-21 HFS # 11 - The Gist: No Pets Are Good Pets 07:13 2,024
2017-04-21 Getting Crayfish Drunk... For Science! 05:12 322,389
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2017-04-21 The Adpocalypse: What it Means 03:55 533,007
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2017-04-20 Episode 5: Satchell Drakes 54:25 1,611
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2017-04-10 088 - Hank's Profound Graduation Speech 48:32 121,729
2017-04-08 Why Does Skipping Coffee Give Me Headaches? 02:51 227,549
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2017-04-07 Squeezing Strangers' Bikes in Amsterdam! 04:01 177,120
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2017-04-06 Episode 4: MatPat 1:03:26 2,554
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2017-03-31 HFS # 8 - (The Gist) Motion in Your Ocean 09:19 2,055
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2017-03-14 HFS # 7 - Cruel Cruel Biology 1:03:45 9,775
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2017-03-13 084 - Live from NerdCon: Nerdfighteria! 1:00:18 114,253
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2017-03-10 These Strawberries Aren't Red! 05:15 271,481
2017-03-10 SpaceX Is Sending People to the Moon! 04:27 218,426
2017-03-10 Do I Have ADHD? 04:00 462,599
2017-03-09 Episode 2: Tessa Violet 56:20 1,336
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2017-03-07 HFS #6 - (The Gist) Nerdcon: Poop Your Pants 04:54 1,697
2017-03-07 HFS #6 - NerdCon 'Safe Words' 56:32 8,562
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2017-03-06 083 - There's No Rock and Roll on Mars 50:29 123,889
2017-03-05 Can You Make an Accurate Map? 04:34 284,766
2017-03-03 PUNISHED: Blenderized Audience Choice: LIVE! 03:58 109,561
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2017-02-27 SciShow Psychology: Coming Soon! 01:18 80,060
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2017-02-26 How to Adult Returns 02:37 59,152
2017-02-24 More New Earth-like Planets Nearby! 04:54 236,823
2017-02-24 What Neanderthal DNA Is Doing To Your Genome 04:18 302,956
2017-02-24 Doing Bad Things To Make Good Things Happen 04:00 245,778
2017-02-23 Do You Really Know What You Think You Do? 04:56 272,119
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2017-02-22 SciShow Quiz Show: Hank vs. Stefan 15:39 103,278
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2017-02-20 Outtakes #5: Crash Course Philosophy 06:00 77,090
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2017-02-15 The Gathering of the Nerdfighters - VidCon 2016 1:00:31 1,260
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2017-02-13 What Is A Good Life?: Crash Course Philosophy #46 09:19 342,742
2017-02-13 HFS #2 - The Gist - Space Goats! 10:38 4,270
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2017-02-10 Valentines Candy Taste Test with Hank and Katherine 03:57 206,948
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