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Costa Rica

  1. Astronaut Creates Space-Inspired Menu, Serves You Sauce Made From Meteorites

    It's like eating space, this is the best thing that's ever happened.

    After you've been to space seven times, what's really left to do with your life? If you're shuttle mission specialist Franklin Chaz Diaz, you team up with the fanciest restaurant you can think of, and help them set an awesome space-themed menu for the enjoyment of us lowly denizens of Earth. The taste is out of this world (I hate myself).

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  2. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Sloth Poop

    Sloths are adorable, even at their grossest.

    It's not surprising to hear that sloths are too chill to poop more than once a week. But why do they do it on the forest floor? Ecologists are studying the poop pilgrimage of the three-toed sloth, and the science behind it is a little weirder than what we would expect from such cute little squirts.

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  3. Baby Monkeys Orphaned by Uninsulated Power Lines Are Tragic, Adorable

    While traveling in Costa Rica, filmmaker Todd Bieber did not find himself grappling with danger. Instead, he found himself utterly taken by the residents of a monkey sanctuary. Though extremely cute, many of these monkeys were either orphaned or injured on the country's numerous uninsulated power lines. But the tireless workers at the Nosara Wildlife Rescue have made it their mission to rehabilitate their guests, and help keep more monkeys from dying. It's a bit of a tear-jerker, but Bieber's short documentary about his trip and the Nosara rescue is well worth your time. See it, after the break.

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  4. This is What a Sloth Crossing the Road Looks Like [Video]

    Please insert obligatory "why did the sloth cross the road" joke here. I haven't spent a lot of time around three-toed sloths, but I never imagined that this is how they look when moving across the ground. With an incredible reach, amusing short hind legs, and an unshakable look of calm, this sloth slowly makes his way toward a road in Costa Rica. If you've ever wondered how a sloth reacts to being picked up from behind, be sure to watch all the way through. (via Neatorama)

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  5. Nicaraguan Army Uses Google Maps, Accidentally Invades Costa Rica

    Apparently, a Nicaraguan military commander led his troops into Costa Rican territory because he was following Google Maps. Once there, the Nicaraguan team supposedly replaced a Costa Rican flag with a Nicaraguan flag, cleaned up a river, then dumped the river's sediment onto Costa Rican land. The real story, you know, aside from the whole invasion thing: Military commanders apparently use Google Maps.

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