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History of the U.S.: Thomas Edison Gets Enlightened

In 1862, at the age of 15, Thomas Edison’s first job was selling newspapers at a train station near his home in Mount Clemens, Michigan. While hawking papers one day, Edison saved a three- year-old boy, Jimmy Mackenzie, from a runaway freight car. The boy’s father, the train station’s telegraph operator, was so grateful that [...]

9 Muppets Kicked Off Sesame Street

In 40 seasons, Sesame Street has featured over 1,000 characters. Although we’ll always have mainstays like Big Bird, Elmo, Bert and Ernie, many Muppets have been forgotten or deemed unnecessary. Here are a few Sesame Street residents who were evicted. 1. Roosevelt Franklin Perhaps the most famous of the retired Sesame Street Muppets is Roosevelt Franklin. Originally [...]