An incredible "Mister Rogers" episode hidden in the archives. (Plus, why is everyone outraged by this little grammatical change?) 

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Almost eight years ago, when we were early into launching this website, we assembled a list of 15 Reasons Mister Rogers Was The Best Neighbor Ever. It's hard to think of a kinder, more gentle human being, and he's been a hero to us ever since. But this month, as the headlines have been packed with so many frightening and heartbreaking stories, it's been nice to revisit this episode he created to help children grapple with a violent and turbulent world. The clip includes the famous "look for the helpers" story so often quoted when tragic events occur.
 
STOP. Grammar time! The Washington Post just tweaked a word in its style guide, and word nerds are FURIOUS! You can read all about the controversy here.
 
In 1957, the government conducted an experiment to see what beverage would be safest to drink in the event of a nuclear explosion. The answer is beer! Here are 15 strange facts about brews we just happen to have on tap.
 
Of all the questions I have for NASA engineers, asking them which Star Wars droid they'd want to send to space wasn't one of them. But I'm so glad they gave us the answer.
  
There are so many things I didn't know about snow globes. Like: if Thomas Edison made better light bulbs, we'd never have them. Or that, for a while, the viscous water inside them was sourced from the polluted Hong Kong Bay. Or that there's a very specific way to get them through airline security. Here's everything you didn't realize you needed to know about the humble snow globe.
  
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