Fellow YA author John Green recently put together a lovely rant about the utter uselessness of the modern penny. Do you know how much it costs to make a penny? Well, you can surely guess that it's more than the damn things worth. He actually makes a good case for getting rid of the pesky little trinkets that are a huge wasted of taxpayer money. Anyway, you can catch John's weekly vlogs, which he puts together along with his brother Hank, on their site Nerd Fighters.