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Weekend Links: Amazing X-ray Photography

I thought I had seen the pinnacle of animals invading sporting events with the Blackburn Rovers chicken (and before that, the Anfield cat!) but nay, there are (luckily) many more.
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From the Department of Inspiration: "As part of their "Make THE Difference" campaign, TMB Bank shares a story of a group of kids that didn't let something silly like living on a floating island in the middle of the sea get in the way of their love for soccer."
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Check out Nick Veasey's amazing X-ray photography of plants and animals and all manner of things (that are not human).
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Oh, so that's why cars in horror movies never start the first time … Makes sense.
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By now you've probably seen those mock-ups of President Obama riding a unicorn, but where did it come from? The art department of the local newspaper I work for, that's where! Congrats John Yardley - you have gone viral!
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An interesting look back - So whatever happened to plasma TVs? Did LCD win?
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From Drew, "This is the most random, mindless entertainment I've found on the Internet." It truly is. And yet … there I was playing with it for longer than I should have …!
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Stay tuned - more links tomorrow! In the meantime send your submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com. I also have a new Twitter handle, @KeeneTV, where you can also tweet me links!

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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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