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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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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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