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The Science Behind 9 Big Diets. Before you select your new regimen, see what the experts say about its effectiveness.
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Two dozen cemeteries in the Louisiana coastal areas are not-so-slowly washing away. Erosion and the damage from hurricanes over the past few years are ruining centuries-old graveyards.
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Here are 12 Amazing Satellite Images from the U.S. Geological Survey's Earth as Art gallery.
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Jeff Reitz and Tonya Mickesh received annual passes to Disneyland as gifts, and as they were unemployed, they went every day. It turned into an obsession that lasted an entire year.
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The Surprisingly Manly History of Hot Cocoa. Far before chocolate milk became a kids' staple, cacao was a manly beverage, reserved for warriors.
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Vince Gilligan Offers 9 Clues On The Ending Of Breaking Bad. But the writers still haven't decided exactly how the series will end.
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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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