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Things We Saw Today: Have an Out of this World Night’s Sleep Under this Astronaut Duvet Cover
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, February 15th, 2013
- Via The Frisky, 16-year-old British girl Lauren Marbe scored a 161 on a MENSA test, making her a genius, and people are clutching their pearls about it “because she’s a blonde girl from Essex (which is apparently the Seaside Heights of Britain) who loves fake tanning, getting manis, and reality TV.”
- Remember how the SETI Institute needs our help to name two of Pluto’s moons? William Shatner took to Twitter to stump for Vulcan and Romulus. The name Romulus is already taken, but SETI added Vulcan to the list of names you can vote for on plutorocks.com. Other names have been added, too, among them Hecate, Sisyphus, Tartarus, and Thanatos. (Space.com)
- Hugh Laurie is apparently in talks to play the villain in Brad Bird‘s sci-fi epic Tomorrowland, previously titled 1952. (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Keidra Chaney wrote a great article over at For Harriet called Blacks in Geek Culture: The Final Frontier? (Thanks, anonymous tipster!)
- Netflix and Dreamworks have teamed up for an animated kid’s show based on Dreamwork’s upcoming Turbo (Ryan Reynolds), about a snail who gains the ability to go super-fast after a freak accident, which is good because he’s always wanted to win the Indy 500. The show will be called Turbo: F.A.S.T. in case any of you want to watch it. You never know. (Reuters)