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Three Things I Didn't Know About Calvin Coolidge

"¢ While he didn't have much to say, this guy knew how to party. Twice a day, Silent Cal hopped on a mechanical horse, galloping in place for exercise.

"¢ When news of Coolidge's 1933 death reached writer Dorothy Parker, she replied, "How can they tell?" Years earlier, when Cal was VP, Parker sat beside him at a dinner party. "Mr. Vice-President," she said, "I have a bet with friends that I can get you to say at least three words tonight."

"You lose."

"¢ Upon the death of President Warren Harding, VP Coolidge "“ pictured here with Helen Keller "“ was administered the oath of office by his father, a notary public.

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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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