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Do you prefer silence or a buzzing coffee shop while you work? A new study suggests that ambient noise can spur creativity.
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Just frakk'n cool: The Giant Underground Machinery That Runs San Francisco's Famous Cable Cars.
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The Pac-Man Ghost lamps have been officially licensed and are officially awesome.
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Bizarre (or unique and beautiful) movie theaters from all over the world
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Games Radar takes a moving look at what would happen if Mario died? "We look 10 years into the Mushroom Kingdom's future to find out."
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"Probably the most-quoted author after Shakespeare, and certainly the wittiest, Wilde's elegantly barbed observations are as popular than ever more than a century after his death in November 1900."
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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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