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January 1st, 2008

Take a good look at Planet Earth. How can you not love and want to protect this beautiful, awe-inspiring planet that we live on?
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The Top Ten Business Debacles of 2007. What's amazing about this year's list is that these screwups affected huge numbers of people.

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Crystal Island, the world's biggest building, is set to be built in Moscow within five years. The 27 million square foot interior will feature apartments, hotel rooms, a school, shopping, and over 16,000 parking spacecs.

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7 Technologies that will Save the Earth in 2008. If these can be made affordable, people will line up to use them.

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The Coin Jar Calculator. The easy way to figure out how much money you've dumped when you empty your pockets over time.

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2007: The Year in Cats. There were cute ones, silly ones, talented ones, and some that made headlines.

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Endangered species capital of the world. Hawaii is losing wildlife at the hands of those seeking paradise.

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PS: Happy New Year!

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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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