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Things We Saw Today: Metallica Proves How Metal They Are By Playing “Enter Sandman” on Children’s Instruments

When you’ve been around as long as Metallica has (their first album came out in 1983!), you don’t have to prove yourself to anyone! So, if they want to play one of their greatest hits, “Enter Sandman,” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon? On classroom instruments? They’re damn well gonna do it! Besides, nothing’s more metal than playing children’s instruments. Nothing. I mean, have you ever been to an elementary school band concert? Metal AF. (via Nerdist)

  • So many records are being broken with the latest crop of astronauts that headed up to the International Space Station today! NASA’s Peggy Whitson is not only the oldest woman to go into space at 56 years old but, this being her third trip into space, she’s the first woman to command the ISS twice after becoming the first woman to command the ISS back in 2007. Meanwhile, French astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency is only the 10th person from France to ever leave Earth’s orbit! (via The Verge)
  • Stephen Hawking seems to have changed his name to Debbie Downer. He thinks humanity has maybe about 1,000 years left. Well, to be precise, ““I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet.” Um…how are those Mars missions coming along…? (via The New York Post)
  • Learn how to make pet bowtruckles of your very own, just like Newt Scamander’s in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! (via Geek Mom)
  • And speaking of Fantastic Beasts, have you checked out the mobile game yet? (via The Daily Dot)

What have you seen out there in the big, wide internet? Inquiring minds wanna know!

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Teresa Jusino (she/her) is a native New Yorker and a proud Puerto Rican, Jewish, bisexual woman with ADHD. She's been writing professionally since 2010 and was a former Mary Sue assistant editor from 2015-18. Teresa's returned to play in the TMS sandbox as a freelancer. When not writing about pop culture, she's writing screenplays and is the creator of your future favorite genre show. Teresa lives in L.A. with her brilliant wife. Her other great loves include: Star Trek, The Last of Us, anything by Brian K. Vaughan, and her Level 5 android Paladin named Lal.