The Surprising Stories of Sesame Street

Children's Television Workshop, Getty Images
Children's Television Workshop, Getty Images

We will not be telling you how to get to Sesame Street. But John Green and friends are here with some incredible stories in this episode of Scatterbrained. Like the time Elmo went before Congress and explained he wasn't in a gang. How real-world events led to the evolution of Mr. Snuffleupagus. And why fans thought the show was killing off Ernie.

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Everything You Need To Know About Online Shopping

Mental Floss via YouTube
Mental Floss via YouTube

Thanks to online shopping, consumers no longer have to interact with other humans to get their holiday wish list taken care of. But there's more to e-tailing than simple misanthropy.

In the latest episode of Scatterbrained, presented by Discover, Mental Floss editor-in-chief Erin McCarthy and friends uncover some of the most peculiar online purchases (haunted canes), how to find online deals, and the first time anything was purchased online.

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Everything You Need To Know About Weddings

Mental Floss via YouTube
Mental Floss via YouTube

Promises. Hand-holding. Weeping—and that's just when you get the bill for your wedding! Fear not, happily betrothed couples: there are plenty of ways to plan the wedding of your dreams on a budget—you just need to know where to look.

In the latest episode of Scatterbrained, presented by Discover, Mental Floss editor-in-chief Erin McCarthy and friends will take you for a stroll down the aisle as we take a look at the history of swearing one's eternal devotion to a partner before you realize they snore, and offer some money-saving tips for your big day.

Find out more in the full video below.

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