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It took over two decades for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to became a national holiday. Seventeen years passed between the declaration of a federal holiday and its recognition by all 50 states. Make the most of the holiday so many put so much effort into.
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Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini became a World War II bombardier until his plane went down in the Pacific. He survived 47 days adrift at sea before being captured by the Japanese. (via Metafilter)
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A sword hilt has been found among the wreckage of the Queen Anne's Revenge. That raises a possibility that it could have belonged to Blackbeard the pirate or one of his crew -or one of his victims.
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Do you type with two spaces at the end of a sentence because your typing teacher told you to? I never had typing instruction, so I was unaware that there was a vast gap between one-spacers and two-spacers. (via Buzzfeed)
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Miss Arkansas surprisingly did NOT win the Miss America pageant, despite her triple-threat talents in singing, yodeling, and ventriloquism. Which should all be required skills for a beauty queen.
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As part of research into LSD during the 1950s, a "normal" housewife takes a trip while being recorded for science -and for TV. She needn't have been so nervous; it obviously was a pleasant experience for her.
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Snow falls, ice breaks, and things get really slippery in winter. The only thing more predictable is that someone will record our slips and slides and make a video compilation.
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A Field Guide to Literary References in Monty Python’s Flying Circus. If you care nothing at all about literary reference, you'll still enjoy these classic Python clips.

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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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