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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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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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The Phantoms of Paris
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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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