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Past articles by Chris:

When Big Bird Sang "Bein’ Green" at Jim Henson’s Memorial Service

On Sunday, December 8, 2019, Caroll Spinney—the iconic 'Sesame Street' performer best known for his work with Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch—passed away at the age of 85. Here's a look back at Spinney's own tribute to Muppet creator Jim Henson. → Read More

Introducing: Daytime Fireworks

Not all fireworks shows happen at night. → Read More

Watch Mister Rogers Accept His Lifetime Achievement Emmy (and Get Ready to Cry at Work)

The television icon was the definition of humble. → Read More

ABBA Classics Sung in Swedish (and Spanish)

Mamma mia! → Read More

The Top 10 Pizza Chains in America

How many have you sampled? → Read More

Stephen Hawking's Big Ideas, Made Simple

It's the smartest way to spend two-and-a-half minutes of your day. → Read More

On This Day in 1933, FDR Gave His First Fireside Chat

"I want to talk for a few minutes with the people of the United States about banking." → Read More

George Orwell's 11 Tips for Proper Tea Making

"I maintain that one strong cup of tea is better than twenty weak ones." → Read More

Watch 18 Minutes of Julia Louis-Dreyfus Seinfeld Bloopers

Prepare to spit out whatever you're drinking. → Read More

Listen to What Darth Vader Sounded Like On the Star Wars Set

There's a muffled British voice coming out of Darth Vader's helmet. → Read More

40 Years Later: Watch The Johnny Cash Christmas Show

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This Holiday Season, Think Twice Before Tasting the Cookie Dough

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6 Things Americans Should Know About Net Neutrality

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The Time Douglas Adams Met Jim Henson

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The Time Douglas Adams Met Jim Henson

Here's what happens when two creative geniuses connect, and collaborate. → Read More

How Many of these 25 Brain Teasers Can You Solve?

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com. → Read More

Learn How to Write (Very Basic) Cuneiform via YouTube

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Watch a British Museum Curator Explain How to Catch Unicorns

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Remembering Comet Hale-Bopp's Unlikely Discovery

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What's the Saltiest Water in the World?

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