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12 Wonderful Pieces of Jim Henson Fan Art

Jill Harness

In honor of what would have been the creator’s 77th birthday, here are some delightful artworks based on Jim Henson.

Brain Game: We're Back!

Sandy Wood

The Yeti, John Green, and PBS Go On the Road

Chris Higgins

Did Calling Junk Email "Spam" Hurt SPAM Sales?

the mag

Hormel Foods introduced SPAM, a delicious portmanteau of “spiced ham,” in 1937. The use of the email term “spam,” on the other hand, is harder to trace.

Visiting New York's Secret Museum

Jason English

A few weeks ago, we discussed a secret museum hidden in a freight elevator. For our latest Fiesta Movement mission, we headed down for a visit.

Morning Cup of Links: Growing up with BatDad

Miss Cellania

The Time Lil BUB Edited an Issue of mental_floss

Erin McCarthy

When it came time to edit our 25 Most Powerful Websites issue, we wanted some help from an expert. So we called in the big guns: Internet famous cat Lil BUB.

The Late Movies: Covering the Boss

Erin McCarthy

5 Great Skincare Tips (From 100 Years Ago)

The Week Therese Oneill

Hope you stocked up on acetate of lead!

The Missing Links: When It's OK to Spit on the Bride

Colin Patrick

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Baby Dinosaurs

Mark Mancini

Newborn dinosaurs have given paleontologists magnificent insight into how these creatures grew, lived, and reproduced.

Strange States: Colorado

Rob Lammle

The Strange States series will take you on a virtual tour of America to uncover the unusual people, places, things, and events that make this country such a unique place to call home.

What Happened to Wally Pipp After He Was Benched?

Lucas Reilly

Wally Pipp’s name is a darling cautionary tale: If you’re hurt and don’t suck it up, someone else will do your job—and they may do it better. It’s a great story. Too bad it isn’t all true.

The Parasite and the Parrot: A Love Story

Matt Soniak

Two bizarre New Zealand species are on the brink of extinction. Can they save each other?

Where Did the Phrase "Pleased as Punch" Come From?

Kara Kovalchik