5 Lunchtime Links: New Toy Hall of Fame inductees and more

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In this Sept. 24, 2015 photo provided by The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, N.Y., a puppet, the game of Twister and a Super Soaker are shown in a studio photo. On Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame announced that they have been chosen from a field of 12 finalists to be its 2015 inductees. (The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame via AP)
In this Sept. 24, 2015 photo provided by The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, N.Y., a puppet, the game of Twister and a Super Soaker are shown in a studio photo. On Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame announced that they have been chosen from a field of 12 finalists to be its 2015 inductees. (The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame via AP)

In this Sept. 24, 2015 photo provided by The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, N.Y., a puppet, the game of Twister and a Super Soaker are shown in a studio photo. On Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame announced that they have been chosen from a field of 12 finalists to be its 2015 inductees. (The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame via AP)

1. Puppets and Twister included in new Toy Hall of Fame inductees.

There’s a few new toys in the Toy Hall of Fame, and none of them are an iPad. The National Toy Hall of Fame has inducted the first boardgame to “make people the pieces,” puppets and everyone’s favorite water gun, the Super Soaker, into its hall of fame family. The toys will join 54 other favorite toys including Barbie, Easy-Bake Oven and bubbles.

2. Ozzy Osbourne to appear at the Alamo and apologize for urinating on it today.

Black Sabbath frontman and Alamo-defiler Ozzy Osbourne made a stop at the Texas Capitol yesterday as part of filming for his upcoming History Channel show with son Jack Osbourne. Today Osbourne will visit the Alamo where he will apologize for urinating on it in 1982, after which he was jailed and banned from the city for a decade.

3. Producers, directors discuss Fun Fun Fun Fest history.

Hear about it from those who have been there for all of it. Our new oral history of Fun Fun Fun Fest starts in 2006 when those present “could tell that it was the beginning of something special,” and details the subsequent 10 years leading up to this weekend’s festival. Take a trip down musical, memory lane and read about the first three-day fest and the origin of the famed taco-cannon.

4. Eddie Murphy expecting ninth child.

Comedian, and donkey from “Shrek,” Eddie Murphy is set to become a father for the ninth time. 54 year-old Murphy has announced he is expecting a baby with his girlfriend Paige Butcher due May 2016. This will be the couple’s first child together. Murphy has eight other children with three women.

5. Harry Potter fans angered by American version of “muggle.”

If you’ve ever read any of the seven Harry Potter novels you most likely consider yourself a “muggle” (added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2003), or the name author J.K. Rowling gave to people without magical abilities. Rowling shook the muggle world when she announced that there is an American version of the term called a “No-Maj,” leading up to the 2016 prequel film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

 


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