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Chris Hadfield

Leaving the ISS

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Commander Chris Hadfield is leaving the ISS today after five months of sending us wonderful videos, photographs, and Tweets. His farewell musical performance is a personalized version of "Space Oddity."
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World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together. Several nationalities came together to defend a castle-turned-prison against the SS.
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Why Being a Young Geek Will Make You a Cool Adult. As if anyone reading mental_floss has to be convinced.
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Green Burials are On the Rise in The U.S. This is how you reduce your carbon footprint for eternity.
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Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal. The new meme spawned on Vine shows that six-second films can be comedy gold.
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made a video parodying the obsession with his famous fleece jacket. As politician-made comedy videos go, this one is pretty good.
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Fascinating Photos of the Models Who Inspired Famous Artworks. This list contains some amazing likenesses and a couple of artful nudes.
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Would you sing on TV for a free tank of gas? You would if you were as good as this couple who jumped at the offer.
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The ecosystem inside you. The bacteria we all carry around in and on our bodies is important for more than just digestion.
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The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2013.

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The 2017 Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade
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All The Good Dogs At the 2017 Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. It's where New Yorkers take their dogs every year to show off their Halloween costumes!

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What Happened at Nikola Tesla's Secret Experimental Station? He worked on some really big ideas in Colorado Springs.

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George Lucas owes the look and feel of Star Wars to one key collaborator. Ralph McQuarrie also had a hand in many of your other favorite science fiction tales.

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The Meanings Behind 19 Classic Sailor Tattoos. Those who travel the world in ships have souvenirs inked in their skin to show where they've been, what they have done, and their hopes for survival.

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The Minister Who Invented Camping in America. William Murray was the catalyst of many factors that led Americans to embrace the great outdoors in the 1860s.

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Ten Years of None Pizza with Left Beef. Steve Molaro gave us an icon of our modern automated world.

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7 Great Ways to Save Money During Halloween. Enjoying the holiday shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg.

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A Brief History of Real Life Werewolves. Meet people diagnosed with clinical lycanthropy or lycomania.

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Dogs Deliberately Smile at Us
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Dogs Have Pet Facial Expressions to Use on Humans, Study Finds. They learn what we like, and use it to communicate with us.

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Harvesting Cork in Rural Spain. It takes 25 years from planting to the first harvest, then nine years until the next one.

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The Year of the Witch. Hartford, Connecticut, spent 1662 and 1663 in a frenzy to identify witches among the townspeople.

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Burger King Reveals the Uncomfortable Truth About Bullying in a Remarkable In-Store Stunt. The premise is goofy, but the last minute will get you right in the feels.

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What Does the Hamburger Helper’s Skeleton Look Like? Each possibility is more ridiculous than the last.

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A Catfishing With a Happy Ending. The man she met online was an impostor, but then she met the guy he had stolen a profile picture from.

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5 Weird Pieces of Vintage Parenting Advice. Aren't you glad we have all the answers now?

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The Haunted Hospital. Waverly Hills Sanatorium has been a TB hospital, a nursing home, a failed religious monument, and now a paranormal investigation site.

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