Pee Wee Herman is Coming Back in a New Movie Produced by Netflix!

If you grew up in 1980s America, there’s a good chance you saw an episode or two (or forty five) of the wild TV show, Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Hosted by actor Paul Reubens, (aka “Pee Wee Herman”) there were a myriad of bizarre friends and guests who would visit his funky playhouse. There was Chairry the talking armchair, Jambi the genie, and a bohemian animal jazz band just to name a few. Now it has been officially announced that Netflix will be releasing a new movie with Pee Wee called “Pee Wee’s Big Holiday.”

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Vanity Fair Instagrams Their Sexy, Sophisticated A-Lister Academy Awards Photo Shoot

The red carpet isn’t the only place A-List celebrities posed for photographs yesterday at the 87th Academy Awards. World-class photographer Mark Seliger invited them to commemorate the night in Vanity Fair’s classy portrait studio. With vintage furniture, checkered floors, and dim lighting, the famous faces in their designer duds bring light to the images, for a star-studded sophisticated series.

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Man Hits The Thrift Store Jackpot When He Purchased A Rare Watch For $5.99

Macklemore isn’t the only one who enjoys poppin’ tags at the thrift shop. It was a lucky day when vintage watch fan Zach Norris walked into a Phoenix Goodwill store. He dug through the basket of dead battery Fossil watches and saw a label on a dial watch that caught his eye. It was a Jaeger LeCoultre watch marked at just $5.99. He knew it would be worth a lot more than that but how much more came as a surprise. The watch was a rare diving watch from 1959 of which less than 1,000 were made. Norris sold it on Hodinkee.com to a San Francisco watch collector for $35,000 plus an Omega Speedmaster (valued at $4,000).

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School Cafeteria Lunches Around the World

Each day in the United States, over 32 million students eat lunches from their school cafeterias. The food consumed accounts for more than half of each students daily calorie intake – which therefore makes the school cafeteria that much more important in delivering healthy food and preventing child obesity. Unfortunately, if you grew up going to an American school and eating food in the cafeteria, it is unlikely you got the most delicious and healthy food. Yet, if you grew up going to a school in another country around the world, you may have had a different experience.

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3 Striking Charts Show How Vaccines Have Impacted 20th Century Diseases

Despite the few very loud voices still claiming vaccines are dangerous (and getting a lot of attention in the process), there is overwhelming evidence that they make the world a much safer place. Take the seven interactive heat maps created by Tynan DeBold and Dov Friedman for the Wall Street Journal. Each of the three examples we’ve featured here show the number of cases before and after a vaccine was introduced. Striking isn’t it?

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Buddha Statue Discovered To Contain The Mummified Remains of A Monk From 1100AD

You can’t judge a book by it’s cover and apparently the saying goes for statues too. For centuries it was thought that this Buddha statue is just that, but a recent CT scan reveals that it is actually the vessel for the mummified remains of Chinese Buddhist master Liuquan. He lived over 900 years ago, around the year 1100 AD and his body has been preserved in this statue.

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Unseen Opposition: With The Help Of His Community, An Artist Turns His “Impossible” Idea Into a Reality

Five years ago, artist Guy Bell was sitting on his back porch and he had an image of creating a spinning, levitating version of the “Eye of Providence” that sits center stage on the back of a dollar bill. His friend told him his idea was crazy and there was no way to make something float like that, so Bell put the idea on the back burner, but never forgot about it. A few years later he saw a levitating entity on YouTube and knew it was time to bring his vision to life. With no knowledge of wood working, soldering, making a circuit board, or building a prosthetic eye, he called on the community to share their talents, and the piece began to take on a theme of “people working together to build something great.”

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Polarized Approval: Republican & Democrat Opinion of Every President Since Eisenhower

For Presidents Day, Pew Research Center produced an eye opening visualization of presidential approval over the past 62 years, ranging from the beginning of the Eisenhower administration to the latest poll for Barack Obama. Unlike most presidential approval charts, however, this one splits ratings by political party. Overall, 47% of Americans approve of Obama’s job performance (up from 42% in December), but that score hides a growing polarization between Democrats and Republicans.

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Shanghai From A Crane Operator’s Perspective

It takes a fearless person to spend their working hours high in the sky, and to build skyscrapers we need these courageous ones. Wei Gensheng works as a crane operator and he has decided to share what Shanghai looks like from his perspective, nearly 2000 feet in the air! From high up in the crane cab, Gensheng shows that his eye for good photographs is just as good as his crane operating skills. This photograph series was taken while Gensheng was working on the construction of the Shanghai Tower.

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NASA Filmed the Sun For 5 Years And Squeezed It Down Into This 3 Minute Time-lapse

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of their Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) yesterday,NASA released this comprehensive time-lapse of our amazing sun. Although it spans 5 years of footage, with one frame captured every 8 hours, they condensed the spinning star dance into 3 minutes. According to NASA, “The different colors represent the various wavelengths (sometimes blended, sometimes alone) in which SDO observes the sun.” And the best part about this video is that you can stare at the sun, at a range you could never see it in real life, without even damaging your vision!

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