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Blogging--It's Good for You. Research shows that it improves memory and sleep, boosts immune cell activity and reduces viral load in AIDS patients, and even speeds healing after surgery.
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Brutal New York - 1965/95. It's part of the collection American Pictures by Danish photographer Jacob Holdt.
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Fred Astaire dances to Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal. I hear he could do the Fishstick well, too.
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12 Odd & Unusual Chocolate Flavored Items. I might try the toothpaste, but I'll skip the sushi.
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Pneumatic tubes carried mail through New York City from 1897 to 1953. Books in at least two libraries are still delivered that way. And once they even sent a cat through the tubes!
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Imagine you are taking a CPR training course and your "dummy" wakes up! This prank was staged for a German TV show.
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Top 10 Ways to Show Teachers Your Appreciation. Even ex-students can do some of these things.
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The Prelinger Archive, a repository of advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur films. A truly historical treasure on the internet.

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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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