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Your Mazda 6 infested with spiders? It’s more likely than you think.

Most car recalls are for straightforward mechanical issues, but if you’ve got a Mazda 6 and you’ve been wondering why your car is infected with spiders, it’s not where you park— there’a slight defect in some Mazdas that allows a certain type of gasoline loving spider into the car so they can get their little rocks off huffing your fuel and jamming up your lines.

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Mickey Rooney dies at 93, and so ends a Golden Era of Hollywood

For nearly his entire life, spanning most of the life of the talking motion picture, Mickey Rooney was there. As a child star, as a teen box office draw, and well into his 80s, Mickey Rooney was there. RIP you master of stage and screen.

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And just for something different, here’s a great outtakes reel of Mickey Rooney having a really bad day shooting a promo for his show ‘Mickey’ from 1964.

Unable to show actual NCAA March Madness highlights, a local TV station re-creates the game in their office

That was pretty intense.

Astronomers may have found another dwarf planet in our solar system

It was the discovery of a number of tiny dwarf planets beyond Pluto, in the Kuiper Belt, that prompted the definition of dwarf planet vs regular planet. But most of these except Sedna were within the Kuiper Belt… between that and the edge of the Oort Cloud, astronomers thought there was pretty much nothing. And then this faint pink dot shows up, an icy world orbiting 44 billion miles away from the Sun. For right now, the planet is just called VP113, and is technically being called a “sednoid” right now due to its weird spot waaaay out there on the edge of the solar system.

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First Asteroid With Rings Discovered (like how cool is that?!)
Until now it seemed that only giant planets had the gravity to hold on to the billions of bits of orbiting ice and dust that make up a ring, but in a paper published today in Nature, astronomers report the discovery of two icy rings around a small object named Chariklo that orbits between Saturn and Uranus.
The discovery was made possible by observations at many sites in South America, including ESO's La Silla Observatory. The origin of these rings remains a mystery, but they may be the result of a collision that created a disc of debris.
"This probably will be the biggest discovery of my career," says Felipe Braga-Ribas of the National Observatory in Brazil, who led the team that found the rings, and who received his Ph.D. just last year.
Sources: 1, 2Illustration by Lucie Maquet

First Asteroid With Rings Discovered (like how cool is that?!)

Until now it seemed that only giant planets had the gravity to hold on to the billions of bits of orbiting ice and dust that make up a ring, but in a paper published today in Nature, astronomers report the discovery of two icy rings around a small object named Chariklo that orbits between Saturn and Uranus.

The discovery was made possible by observations at many sites in South America, including ESO's La Silla Observatory. The origin of these rings remains a mystery, but they may be the result of a collision that created a disc of debris.

"This probably will be the biggest discovery of my career," says Felipe Braga-Ribas of the National Observatory in Brazil, who led the team that found the rings, and who received his Ph.D. just last year.

Sources: 1, 2
Illustration by Lucie Maquet

(Source: sci-universe)

US and other powers vote to kick Russia the fuck out of the G8

In 1998, in an effort to integrate post Cold War into the Western world, the member nations of the G7 pact— the US, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Japan and Italy, invited Russia to their little club making it the G8. But with Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the world leaders of the G7 countries voted to kick Russia out. 

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Gwar frontman Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus dies at the age of 50

GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus, also known by his government name of Dave Brockie, died yesterday evening at the age of 50, and the music world will never be the same ever again.

Gwar’s manager Jack Flanagan later said: “It is with a saddened heart that I confirm my dear friend Dave Brockie, artist, musician, and lead singer of GWAR passed away at approximately 6:50 PM EST Sunday March 23, 2014. “His body was found Sunday by his band mate at his home in Richmond, VA. Richmond authorities have confirmed his death and next of kin has been notified. A full autopsy will be performed. He was 50 years old, born August 30, 1963.

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Before he was the the Pooty Poot the whole world knows and loves, he was just a sad faced KGB agent in a Ron Burgundy jacket
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Before he was the the Pooty Poot the whole world knows and loves, he was just a sad faced KGB agent in a Ron Burgundy jacket

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Courtney Love discovers direct evidence of Big Bang cosmic inflation, and by Courtney Love, I mean scientists

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Researchers from the BICEP2 collaboration today announced the first direct evidence for this cosmic inflation. Their data also represent the first images of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time. These waves have been described as the “first tremors of the Big Bang.” Finally, the data confirm a deep connection between quantum mechanics and general relativity.

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So, Courtney Love may have just found that missing Malaysian airliner. YOU’RE WELCOME PEOPLE

From Courtney Love’s Facebook page:

"I’m no expert but up close this does look like a plane and an oil slick. http://www.tomnod.com/nod/challenge/malaysiaairsar2014/map/128148 … prayers go out to the families #MH370 and its like a mile away Pulau Perak, where they “last” tracked it 5°39’08.5”N 98°50’38.0”E but what do I know?”

Ta da!

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