Behind the Scenes at Snopes.com

Reader’s Digest has a profile of husband-wife team David and Barbara Mikkelson, who run the definitive urban legend investigation site, www.snopes.com, out of their home near Los Angeles. “The couple now earn a “very healthy” income, David says, from advertising on the site.”

They are an example of following one’s passions in building a business: “The couple met in 1994 on an Internet newsgroup devoted to urban legends like the one about Walt Disney’s body being cryogenically frozen after his death… “Our first date was me taking Barbara to the library at UCLA to go through old magazines,” says David. Get the entire Reader’s Digest article here.

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