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The Late Movies: Happy Earth Day!

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Today, fellow citizens of this planet, is Earth Day. First founded by Sen. Gaylord Nelson on April 22nd, 1970, Earth Day has become a massive global event. For tonight's Late Movies, here are a series of clips that look at the history of this day, as well as a few that will remind you of the beauty and wonder of this massive spinning rock we inhabit.

Here is Part 1 of the one-hour prime-time CBS News Special Report called "Earth Day: A Question of Survival," narrated by Walter Cronkite, which aired after the first Earth Day in 1970.

Here is a clip from Earth Day 08, showing some amazing and beautiful scenes of nature.

Many _flossers have probably seen these next clips. The Discovery Channel constructed a series of ads for its programming with a song called "I Love The Whole World." If you haven't seen them, they are joyful and catchy and simply beautiful.

This is another Discovery commercial. Watch out for Cash Cab host Ben Bailey about mid-way through.

Another clip showing some amazing scenes from planet Earth.

A History of the Sky is a project aimed at taking a time lapse video of the sky every day for a year. Here is a clip of the first 126 days of the project.

Back in 2006, the BBC released Planet Earth, an 11-part series that explored different locations and the creatures that inhabit them. If you haven't seen it yet, I can't recommend it enough. Here is a short trailer for the series.

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Finally, I'll leave you with a little humor. Lewis Black, appearing on The Daily Show, gives his unique perspective on Earth Day.

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Little Baby's Ice Cream
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Pizza and Cricket Cake Are Just Some of the Odd Flavors You'll Find at This Philadelphia Ice Cream Shop
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Little Baby's Ice Cream

Ice cream flavors can get pretty out-there, thanks to the growing number of creative scoop shops willing to take risks and broaden their customers’ horizons beyond chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Intrepid foodies can cool off with frozen treats that taste like horseradish, foie gras, and avocado, while Philadelphia's Little Baby’s Ice Cream is pushing the boundaries of taste with chilly offerings like everything bagel, Maryland BBQ, ranch, and cricket cake.

Cricket-flavored ice cream, created by Philadelphia-based Little Baby's Ice Cream
Little Baby's Ice Cream

Everything Bagel-flavored ice cream, created by Philadelphia-based Little Baby's Ice Cream
Little Baby's Ice Cream

As Lonely Planet News reports, Little Baby’s Ice Cream launched its first signature “oddball” ice cream—Earl Grey sriracha—in 2011. Since then, its rotating menu has only gotten quirkier. In addition to the aforementioned flavors, customers who swing by Little Baby’s this summer can even try pizza ice cream.

The store created the savory flavor in 2011, to celebrate neighborhood eatery Pizza Brain’s inclusion into Guinness World Records for its vast collection of pizza memorabilia. The savory, Italian-esque snack is made from ingredients like tomato, basil, oregano, salt, and garlic—and yes, it actually tastes like pizza, Little Baby’s co-owner Pete Angevine told Lonely Planet News.

Pizza-flavored ice cream, made by Philadelphia-based Little Baby's Ice Cream
Little Baby's Ice Cream

“Frequently, folks will see it on the menu and be incredulous, then be convinced to taste it, giggle, talk about how surprised they are that it really tastes just like pizza … and then order something else,” Angevine said. “That’s just fine. Just as often though, they’ll end up getting a pizza milkshake!”

Little Baby’s flagship location is in Philadelphia's East Kensington neighborhood, but customers can also sample their unconventional goods at additional outposts in West Philadelphia, Baltimore, and a pop-up stand in Washington, D.C.’s Union Market. Just make sure to bring along a sense of adventure, and to leave your preconceived notions of what ice cream should taste like at home.

[h/t Lonely Planet]

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Warby Parker Is Giving Away Free Eclipse Glasses in August
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Warby Parker

When this year’s rare “all-American” total solar eclipse comes around on August 21, you’ll want to be prepared. Whether you’re chasing the eclipse to Kentucky or viewing it from your backyard, you’ll need a way to watch it safely. That means an eclipse filter over your telescope, or specially designed eclipse glasses.

For the latter, you can just show up at your nearest Warby Parker, and their eye experts will hand over a pair of eclipse glasses. The stores are giving out the free eye protectors throughout August. The company’s Nashville store is also having an eclipse party to view the celestial event on the day-of.

Get your glasses early, because you don’t want to miss out on this eclipse, which will cross the continental U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. There are only so many total solar eclipses you’ll get to see in your lifetime, after all.

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