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10 Things You Don’t Know About Tina Fey

I don’t know about you guys, but I have a serious girl-crush on Tina Fey. It’s hard not to when the woman in question is unbelievably talented, smart, funny and beautiful. That’s why I’m so happy to get to write this Neatorama article about one of my biggest idols, who will be celebrating her forty-first [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About John Candy

The world hasn’t been quite as funny since we lost John Candy in 1994. Let’s remember the star of great comedies like Uncle Buck and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles by taking a look at five things you may not have known about Candy. 1. He Was Almost a Ghostbuster By 1983, Candy’s national celebrity had grown to [...]

Top Quizzes of 2010: Are They Canadian? (#24)

This week we’ll be counting down some of the top mental_floss quizzes of 2010. Enjoy! You probably know that Michael J. Fox, Jim Carrey and Dan Aykroyd all hail from the Great White North. And John Candy, Phil Hartman, Rick Moranis, Mike Myers and Martin Short. Oh, and Celine Dion and all those hockey players, too. [...]

R2-D2, GOB Bluth & Other Fictional Folks Who Stopped by Sesame Street

Hundreds of celebrities have appeared as themselves on Sesame Street, but plenty of popular fictional characters have made cameos as well. Here are some of our favorites, from R2-D2 to GOB Bluth (well, kind of). 1. C-3PO & R2-D2 Back in 1980, Big Bird saw a flying saucer touch down, but none of the adults believed him. [...]