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Our Impromptu Dire Straits Trivia Contest

As I mentioned earlier tonight, we're having a bit of trouble with the comments section. I think we've identified the problem, but I can't say for sure until new comments start pouring in. The solution, obviously, is an impromptu Dire Straits trivia contest.*

Leave us a comment with a fun fact about the band. We'll award mental_floss t-shirts to the two facts deemed "best"—provided they're not sucked into the ether.

(Comments are held for moderation, so if yours doesn't appear immediately, that doesn't mean it didn't go through.)

* Why Dire Straits? Wait, what do you have against Dire Straits?

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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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