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Missile Silo Confessions: Living on the Edge of Armageddon. Lots of photographs and reminiscing from the people who built, manned, and recovered a Titan missile site.
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For the video We Love xkcd, an (almost) all-star cast from the Blogosphere recreates this comic that parodies this ad.
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Michael R. Barrick created a graphic last summer using the Vancouver Olympics mascots and the internet cartoon known as Pedobear. It was only a matter of time before someone used it without knowing that Pedobear is not an Olympic mascot.
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6 Shockingly Evil Things Babies Are Capable Of. Of course, babies wouldn't consider them evil, just the result of natural selection that made their existence possible.
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Edgar Parker opened his dental practice in 1892 and found business was not that great. So he took his practice on the road and became "the P.T. Barnum of dentistry."
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Is there an Academy Award for weather forecasts? This guy must be trying for one, the way he's hamming it up.
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7 Carnivals Around the World. These events will have different dates, but they'll be celebrated again this (and every) 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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