Sometimes, clever people online point out mysteries we never knew were in dispute. For example, did you ever wonder just what is the Mona Lisa’s real secret? Or just how handsome was Bob Ross before he permed his crazy hair? From the Statue of Liberty to the opening scene of Star Wars, there are a lot of things we take for granted that have a much more interesting backstory. Sometimes, you think you know, but you really have no idea. Read on to see it all unfold!
It’s Time To See Exactly Who’s Inside Those Sesame Street Puppets
Ever wonder what’s underneath the Sesame Street puppets we all know and love? Well, it’s time to see exactly who pulls the strings. In this case, there are no real strings involved. These special puppets are controlled by actual people with hands inside. It’s a little freaky to see the truth! All this TV magic was created by Jim Henson, the man behind the muppets. We get why he was hired, way back in 1968.
The hand-in-butt technique was so successful that Sesame Street branched out into international versions. Each show uses the local culture and few new original characters to children about the basics. Thank you, secret puppet people.