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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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Why Restaurants Love Buffets Even More Than You Do
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Why Restaurants Love Buffets Even More Than You Do. While you get all you can eat, they profit in several ways.

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Kate Middleton’s Postpartum Look Sums Up Our Untenable Expectations for Women. Seven hours after the prince was born, she was posing for pictures.

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When the U.S. Kept Losing Nuclear Bombs. Some are still out there, waiting to be found someday.

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Play Saturn's Rings Like a Harp. An image of the rings from the Cassini probe has been linked to harp sounds, so you can pluck them with your mouse.

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Feed the World With Bad Music: The Wacky World of Charity Singles. There have been a lot more of them than you realized.

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Mitchel Wu Has a Lot of Toys. They are the subjects of his photographs, placed in unexpected settings in odd combinations that show us another side to life as a pop culture icon toy.

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Decoding My Pup's DNA. More evidence that mutts are the best.

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How Did Saloons in the Old West Lock Their Doors at Night? The swinging doors you see in Westerns weren't up to real security.

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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History
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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History. It took a huge team of professionals to pull it off.

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The Mountain Man Who Outran His Captors Barefoot and Naked. John Colter had to think fast to escape Blackfoot country.

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A Program to Guide You to College Success. First-generation college students do much better when they have personal guidance from trained counselors.

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When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Storm. He only knew eight words, but was the hit of the vaudeville circuit.

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A Spring Drive in Nepal. A driver must have nerves of steel to avoid waterfalls cascading over the mountain road.

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The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale. Dr. Joy Reidenberg shares stories from her unique job.

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The Robot-Operated Power Plant of the Future. One is already being built in Japan.

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7 Times People Were Awarded Lifetime Supplies Of Things. That's the way to make a few lifetime fans.

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