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A Python That Couldn't Cross the Road

God, pythons are such gluttons. As if swallowing an electric blanket wasn't bad enough (see here), a Malaysian specimen gulped down a pregnant (PREGNANT?!) sheep and then couldn't move. In fact, according to The Times Online, firefighters had to help push it off the street to aid traffic. Strangely enough, the snakes are infamous for bursting in attempts to swallow enormous portions (like trying to down elephants and alligators). Of course, while pythons do tend to eat a lot, they seem to adhere pretty fastidiously to the Atkins diet. I've never seen one order bread at a restaurant, and they always look pretty trim to me. Link via ettf.---
JUST AN FYI: the Python pictured here isn't the one that the text is talking about! To see a disgusting pic of the referenced reptile click on the more button.

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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling
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It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.

 

Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!
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Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.

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