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The Man Who Knew Too Much. Way Too Much.

Our brainy V.I.P., John Hodgman, shares a few of his favorite apocalyptic prophesies. Plus, contestants are put to some pop culture challenges, like deciphering breakfast cereal haikus and a remixed nursery rhyme.

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"I could be wrong, you know:" John Hodgman notes that while his book That Is All is intensely concerned with "the coming global superpocalypse," it also contains much information about travel and sports and wine, and is "not depressing." Brantley Gutierrez/Brantley Gutierrez hide caption

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Sir Patrick Stewart Recites Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space'

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