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15 Awesome Kickstarter Projects

I love the site Kickstarter, which enables people to raise funds for all kinds of projects, from indie comic books to clothing lines to theater performances. Every time I browse through the projects, I notice just how many of them are the kinds of projects our readers would love–educational yet playful, quirky and scientific, fan [...]

119 Amazing Facts for National Trivia Day

Here’s a little-known fact: today is National Trivia Day! Let’s celebrate with some of our favorite facts, pulled from our Amazing Fact Generator and the @mental_floss Twitter account. 1. Oscar the Grouch used to be orange. Jim Henson decided to make him green before the second season of Sesame Street. How did Oscar explain the [...]

Oscar the Grouch Used to Be Orange

One thing I learned watching the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street DVD: Oscar the Grouch was originally orange. Consider that your useless fact of the day. [Actually, our own Stacy Conradt discussed Oscar's color switch last year. For more Muppet tidbits, check out "The Stories Behind 20 Muppet Favorites."]