Morning Cup of Links: Leaving the ISS

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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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