Weekend Links: Astronaut Potato Salad

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A determined teen with dreams of space exploration is trying to cash in on Kickstarter's apparent love for potato salad to fund his quest to become the first Tanzanian astronaut. Give any amount, and he promises to "wish on the stars for your life to turn out awesome."

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There's one glaring flaw with these Tetris-themed tator tots: where's the line piece?

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Good fences make good neighbors, and LeBron James certainly knows how to treat his. Living near a sports star with free cupcakes to boot? Cleveland sounds like the place to be.

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It's hybridity gone wild: the Tree of 40 Fruit is a delicious, fertile masterpiece that produces dozens of different, rare fruits throughout the seasons.

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Few people manage to look dignified shooting out of a waterslide at high speeds, but they all look like they're enjoying the ride.

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Add some class to an ice cream truck treat by pairing it with the appropriate rosé.

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What's that in the sky? It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a satellite full of geckos mating in outer space...which Russian scientists have recently lost control of. Whoops.

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Other unusual objects recently lost in space include a bonsai tree and a carefully arranged floral bouquet. 

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July 27, 2014 - 8:00am
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