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How Are You Related to Meryl Streep? Author A.J. Jacobs Will Show You at the World's Largest Family Reunion Ever

How Are You Related to Meryl Streep? Author A.J. Jacobs Will Show You at the World's Largest Family Reunion Ever

Originally posted 05/19/2015 08:45AM

Bestselling author A.J. Jacobs is building the biggest family tree ever, and he's inviting all of his newfound relatives – 240 million so far! – to a reunion on June 6, 2015. (Go to globalfamilyreunion.com to join and get tickets.) Each month he interviewed one of his famous cousins for PEOPLE. Below, he sums up the experience as he looks ahead to the event at the New York Hall of Science and its grounds.

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Furious 7 Star Ludacris Learns About His Surprising Relatives

Furious 7 Star Ludacris Learns About His Surprising Relatives

Originally posted 04/03/2015 07:30AM

Author A.J. Jacobs is mapping out a giant family tree in hopes of finding out how we're all one big, happy family. Then, on June 6, he'll hold a giant family reunion. (See globalfamilyreunion.com for details.)

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A.J. Jacobs Interviews His (Very Distant) Cousin Jane Krakowski

A.J. Jacobs Interviews His (Very Distant) Cousin Jane Krakowski

Originally posted 03/02/2015 12:55PM

Author A.J. Jacobs is mapping out a giant family tree in hopes of finding out how we're all one big, happy family. Then, on June 6, he'll hold a giant family reunion. (See globalfamilyreunion.com for details.)

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What Boxer Wants Olivia Munn to Be His Baby Mama?

A.J. Jacobs Interviews His (Very Distant) Cousin Olivia Munn

Originally posted 01/23/2015 09:00AM

Author A.J. Jacobs is tracing his family tree in hopes of mapping out how we're all related.

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Valerie Bertinelli On Her Famous Ex and Italian Downton Abbey

Author A.J. Jacobs Interviews His (Very Distant) Cousin Valerie Bertinelli

Originally posted 09/12/2014 12:15PM

Author A.J. Jacobs is out to trace his family tree and track down distant relatives – and map out how we're all related somehow.

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Daniel Radcliffe: 'I Love the Idea of Lots of Kids' | Daniel Radcliffe

Author A.J. Jacobs Interviews His (Very Distant) Cousin Daniel Radcliffe

Originally posted 07/25/2014 07:00AM

Best-selling author A.J. Jacobs is on a mission to trace his family tree and track down distant relatives – and map out how we're all related.

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Bestselling Author A.J. Jacobs Discovers He's Related to Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Cruise & More

Bestselling Author A.J. Jacobs Discovers He's Related to Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Cruise & More

Originally posted 06/22/2014 08:45AM

Jacobs is determined to make the world a kinder place by showing that we're all related – even to Brad Pitt

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