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Missouri: the place to live! (unless you're a baby scarer)

A couple weeks back we gave you some tips for saving money at the pump in our IQ-tips, mentioning Gasbuddy.com as the best website to find the best prices in your town.

Don't ask me why, but I clicked over to the state of Missouri today and was shocked to see one station was selling gas for about $1.80 a gallon. What are we, suddenly in 1996?

If that wasn't reason enough to move to Missouri, check out these fun factoids, courtesy of LegendsofAmerica.com:

The first successful parachute jump to be made from a moving airplane was made by Captain Berry at St. Louis, in 1912.

The first ready-mix food to be sold commercially was Aunt Jemima pancake flour. It was invented in St. Joseph, Missouri and introduced in 1899.

St. Louisans consume more barbecue sauce per capita than any other city in America.

The ice cream cone was invented at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 when an ice cream vendor ran out of cups and asked a waffle vendor to help by rolling up waffles to hold ice cream.

Frightening a baby is in violation of the law in Missouri.

What is your town best known for? We'd love to know

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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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