Last week, Jane Henson, widow of Jim Henson, donated 10 Muppets to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, including the original Kermit. Here are some of the other things donated to the museum in the past six months:

  • Original bar napkin script of Unfit For Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry
  • Pelt of third Benji, to complete collection
  • Preserved snowball hurled at Santa Claus during halftime of the Dec. 15, 1968 Philadelphia Eagles game
  • Cup, chewing tobacco used by Lucille Ball
  • Sunglasses case of recent Smithsonian patron Melinda St. Clair
  • The arm that the hand from The Addams Family came off of
  • Some of the lesser-known letters from the original Wheel Of Fortune
  • Nearly complete skeleton of adult male Don Knotts