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Weekend Links: What the Higgs Boson Sounds Like

When this clip was released, everyone (including me - yes this is my article, deal with it!) reported that it was Pee-Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) himself dubbing the voices for all of the characters in The Dark Knight Rises trailer for Jimmy Fallon. But in fact it was Jimmy Fallon doing an uncanny Pee-Wee Herman voice. Regardless, it's fantastic and should become a regular thing.
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I absolutely love this - here's what the Higgs Boson sounds like. Catchy, no? I want this as a ringtone.
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I've posted this before but I thought it was time to revive it -- this palette search tool lets you seek out full color palettes by category, or even by just one color. Pick a color you love, then see what else goes with it. Helpful!
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"I know what you’re thinking … are these more fashion snaps from Coachella? No indeed! These are high school fashions in 1969, photographed by Arthur Shatz for Life magazine."
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The Cookie Monster spoofs Carly Rae Jepsen's song "Call Me Maybe" … and it's just as addictive (though worse in a way, because now I want cookies!)
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"Philip Davis pleasures his brain with shifting Shakespearean syntax, measures the results on an electroencephalogram, and finds evidence that powerful writing can literally change the ways in which we think …"
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Because sometimes this is just exactly what you need: 33 of the most-watched cat videos ever.
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From James, a nice collection of Calvin and Hobbes Said It Best.
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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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