Happy Birthday Astronaut Chris Hadfield!

Chris Hadfield is a former astronaut who became the first Canadian to walk in space. He flew two space shuttle missions and later would become the first Canadian to command the International Space Station. Hadfield became an international rockstar through his use of social media to provide a window into what life was like aboard the ISS while sharing stunning images from space.

On May 12, 2013, shortly before leaving the space station, Chris Hadfield released a music video of his rendition of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” recorded on the ISS. The video went viral quickly garnering over 22 million views on YouTube, and was the first music video ever to be shot in space. The video was taken offline after the one-year licensing agreement expired. However, in a recent tweet Hadfield said “Our Oddity will be back online soon.”

For now you can watch Chris Hadfield’s “Space Oddity” online here:

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You’ve probably heard that California is suffering an historic drought. These shocking pictures show just how dry it is right now. via OnEarth Magazine

Photo: Bidwell Marina—taken by Paul Hames and Justin Sullivan, respectively.


Take a step back to see the whole picture

Sometimes it requires a step back in order to see a pattern…#BlueDot

Image taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst aboard the International Space Station, during his Blue Dot mission. August 2014

Image credits: ESA/NASA


India replaces the Ice Bucket Challenge with the much more sustainable Rice Bucket Challenge 

After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”

It’s fairly simpleFollow micdotcom



Lighthouses are more useful than churches.

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Ferguson Mayor James Knowles is making no friends at tonight’s Town Hall. Part 2

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Ferguson Man Forms an Inspiring Team with Cop Watchers to Hold Police Accountable [Video:]

Black excellence.

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I know gofundme has fucked shit up, but it seems like this project is about 700 away from its second goal of clip on cameras for residents

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Something I realised, after having to help many international tourists count out their change, is that American coins don’t actually have the number value on them??? Like no wonder all these poor tourists are so confused



it just fucking says one “dime”

what the fuck is a dime

how much is it worth

whose idea was this

oh my god i never even realized that what the hell we all just sort of know what they’re worth through some sixth sense bullshit

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i wanna know why the fuck white people are taking their 9 year old kids to shooting ranges can y’all cool it with the god damn guns shit

And with a fucking Uzi no less. Thats a gun developed for the Israeli military. Military.

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