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Mr. Rogers Learns Some Moves

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A 12-year-old once taught Mr. Rogers how to breakdance. (Skip to 1:20 to see him try to attempt the Moonwalk in those famous tennis shoes.)

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In a surprising combination of high and (debatably) low culture, Jay-Z performed "Picasso Baby" from his much-hyped new album for six straight hours at Chelsea's Pace Gallery, in a performance piece styled after Serbian artist Marina Abramovic that doubled as a music video shoot.

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Hedgehogs (and their owners) in attendance at HedgieCon 2013 had some wise words to share about love, compassion, and naptime.

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A life-size T. Rex skeleton sculpture popped up in Paris last week.

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French winemakers concerned about their dwindling share of the alcohol market have introduced Rouge Sucette, a new cola-flavored wine intended to draw the younger demographic of imbibers back to more sophisticated drinks than their preferred beers and spirits – an odd compromise, don’t you think?

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Some celebrities are genuine double treats in the related acting/music industries, but these musicians made feature film cameos that were pretty unexpected, to say the least.

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Osama bin Laden was a fan of the very American cowboy hat.

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This week, we uncovered the history of Ctrl-Alt-Del. The Konami Code, another combination of keys that’s become ubiquitous in pop culture, is making a surprising contribution to British Condé Nast websites that’s worth checking out.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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