I display the Perl Monks RSS feed on my home-grown perl-generated bookmarks page. Today, this feed broke and wouldn't display. It turned out there's a funky character embedded in the title for this item, and my script didn't handle it very gracefully. Try this at home:
Look at the source, and you'll see "I can see the forest" where  is the unprintable character. I don't know what it is in the RSS feed generator for this site that turned "..." into a new character, but I had to "decode" the string as if it were in UTF-8 in order for Perl to know what to do with it.
So... public service announcement for you all.
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