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31 Genius Facts About Jim Henson

5. Henson crafted the first Kermit out of his mother's old turquoise coat.

Welcome to Wigtown: A Photo Tour of Scotland's National Book Town

Celeste Noche

This tiny Scottish town is every bibliophile's dream.

5 Foreign Sayings That Just Don't Translate

UK-based writer/illustrator Ella Frances Sanders brings the world's more unique idioms and adages to life with playful images in The Illustrated Book of Sayings.

Watch Leonard Nimoy's 'Star Trek Memories'

Chris Higgins

Live long and prosper.

Alien ‘Dragon Boogers’ Are Clogging Californian Waters

Bess Lovejoy

They don't actually come from outer space, although they look like it.

Party Like a Feline at New York City's Cat-Themed Soiree

Kirstin Fawcett

Artist SuZen is celebrating her love of kitties on Wednesday, September 28.

France Will Ban Plastic Plates and Cutlery By 2020

Anna Green

France will ban all plastic tableware by 2020 as part of its Energy Transition for Green Growth Act.

Thief in Washington, D.C. Steals Joan of Arc Statue's Sword

Kirstin Fawcett

A statue of the historic heroine in Meridian Hill Park is missing its weapon.

13 Quick-Fix Facts About 'MacGyver'

Jake Rossen

Some fast facts about television's craftiest science nerd.

Uber Drivers in China Are Using Ghoulish Pictures to Scare Away Passengers

Michele Debczak

When passengers cancel, 'ghost drivers' keep the fee.

Show & Tell: A Book Made From “Washington’s Tree”

Erin Blakemore

George Washington definitely had a thing for trees—or at least his legend did.

13 Mummified Facts about Ötzi the Iceman

Kristina Killgrove

In honor of the 25th anniversary of his discovery.

Retrobituary: Patrick Manson, the Man Who First Linked Mosquitoes to Disease

Ray Cavanaugh

He was the first to figure out that irritating buzz could be a danger sign.

DNA of Ancient Cats Traces the Path of Their Global Conquest

Kate Horowitz

Cats have been using humans for thousands of years.