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Chris Hadfield
Chris Hadfield

Leaving the ISS

Chris Hadfield
Chris Hadfield

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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Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta
Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures

Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta. A perfect ending to the first great movie trilogy.

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It Wasn't Easy Being Green for These Mysterious Children in 12th-Century England. The village of Woolpit has never been the same since.

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The Strange History of One of the Internet's First Viral Videos. If you had an email address in the late 1990s, you probably received a video file titled “badday.mpg” at least once.

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The Contentious Burial of Bo-Bo, the Blenheim Spaniel of Civil War Hero General Daniel E. Sickles. His relatives didn't want the beloved dog interred in the family plot.

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Here's Why Your Body Stores More Fat in Certain Places. Hormones do it, but in an insanely complicated manner.

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Butterfly Breeder Romy McCloskey Saw One Emerge from its Chrysalis with a Torn Wing. So she got her tools together and performed a wing transplant.

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How to Get Your Procrastination Under Control. It's a matter of valuing the things you need to do.

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19 Times That Actors Have Been Injured On Set. Some of the scenes were then included in the finished film.

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Mark Your Calendars for These 2018 Space Events
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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

Mark Your Calendars for These 2018 Space Events, Astronomy Fans. The heavens are going to put on quite a show.

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Do Audio Books Count As Reading? A visually-impaired writer shares the joy and shame of listening to books.

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Why Hobbies Make You Happy. We need to define ourselves as more than how we earn a living.

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This Optical Illusion Is Just Four Blinking Dots And It's Still Breaking Our Brains. Are they jumping up and down, moving from side to side, or spinning in a circle?

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Lucrative Lemons and Oranges in Sicily. A scholarly article traces the rise of the Mafia to the discovery that citrus fruits prevent scurvy.

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Weird Beauty Hacks of Yesteryear. The drive to be attractive sent us down some strange and desperate paths.

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Eighteen Species of Tweezer-Faced, Spider-Slaying Pelican Spiders Discovered in Madagascar. Their misshapen heads act like salad tongs to seize their prey.

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Where the Mind's Eye Can't See. Exploring the very real limits of human imagination.

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