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Cue the Ewok fireworks: The 3 1/2-inch high “Star Wars” action figures that used The Force to fight the Empire on your bedroom floor when you were a kid have been added to the National Toy Hall of Fame.

Sadly, the action figures missed the induction ceremony because Darth Vader had thrown Luke Skywalker in the LEGO jail, encased Han Solo in Silly Putty and was threatening to melt C-3PO in the Easy-Bake Oven. Mr. Potato Head was reportedly attempting a rescue using the Slinky.

Don’t forget to eat the olive: A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that adults get about as many empty calories from alcohol as they do from soft drinks.

Here’s where adults have an advantage over pop-drinking kids: They get some nutritional benefit from the celery sticks used to stir their bloody marys.

Abraham Lincoln, Bogus Bill Killer: A Rhode Island man was arrested for counterfeiting after he attempted to use fake $100 bills at a Target store. The funny money had one crucial error: Instead of Benjamin Franklin’s image front and center on the C-note, it was the portrait of President Abraham Lincoln from the $5 bill.

Even worse, it was Daniel Day-Lewis.

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