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A Hard Stick to Beat: A Strange Life - and Stranger Uses - of Bamboo.
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Extra! Extra! Iceland's 'Sealpelt' Trumps the Slanket AND the Snuggie (ok, so I don't approve of the name, but I sure as heck approve of the concept! Do any of you Flossers own Snuggies? Don't be shy!)
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We know there are a lot of oddly specific museums out there, but here are some devoted entirely to certain foods. (Thanks Sarah!)
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If you have a strong desire to go find some of these strange museums, you actually needn't leave your computer -- the virtual shoe museum may keep you occupied for hours upon hours.
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As I've said before, sometimes crossovers don't work out - singers become actors, actors become wrestlers, wrestlers become ... well I don't know where one goes from there. But I do know these are probably the 11 worst athletes-turned-actors in sports history.
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"Open to the public only one day a year, the Garden of Cosmic Speculation takes science and maths as its inspiration. Quite simply, there isn't another garden like it in the world."
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Ok, so maybe last summer you were underwhelmed by Wolverine. You wanted his backstory, but got distracted by some of the more ridiculous plot elements. Now you can create your own! Here are
6 Hugh Jackman period films that can be watched as Wolverine prequels.
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I very much like this concept: birds and animals made from cut-up historical maps.
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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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