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Ikea hacking

Most hackers concentrate their efforts on computers, cell phones, important military mainframes, etc. But there's a special breed of hacker out there you may not be familiar with, one who ignores electronic technology altogether. They are Ikea hackers, and they look for unorthodox and officially unauthorized ways to misuse Ikea furniture. In fact, there are several blogs devoted to their underground exploits: Ikeahacker is one, and art Ikea is a Russian site. Here are some examples of the fun people have hacking their furniture:

Here's a 2003-model Ikea media storage unit hacked into a smell-trapping cat litter box:
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Tim Jarrett turned his Ikea wall cabinet into a bench/doggy dormitory:
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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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