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Reddit Just Asked One of the Stupidest Questions I've Ever Heard, and, Frankly, I Love It and All The Answers

The world is filled with stupid questions, and most of those questions are size related, particularly whether or not God can create something so big that even he can't eat it. 

Sometimes people think outside the bun, though. Reddit is a place for that, a safe space where stupid questions aren't chastised but encouraged. This is one of those times. 

So when someone asked: "What would the Earth taste like if we shrunk it to the size of a grape and ate it as a whole?" The gang at Ask Reddit took it to heart, and the answers are fantastic. 

However, the answer is quite easy: The earth would taste like chicken.

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asteroid almost hits earth
Via: Red Bubble
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Not sure if this is good news or bad news, but an asteroid breezed past Earth this week, two days after it was discovered. That giant space rock so many of you voted for almost happened.

According to TIME, “The space rock, which is officially called 2017 AG13, flew between Earth and the moon Monday about 8 a.m. EST.”The object came “within half the distance of the moon.” Talk about a case of the Mondays! Am I right???

Now, speaking seriously, considering all that we have going on in the world, is this good news or bad news? You decide.

via Imgur

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A Scientist Predicts We're Overdue for an "Extinction Level Event" and the Internet Just Cannot Wait

You'd think most people would be worried, but after a year like this one some people are just ready to get it overwith.

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Flat Earthers Will Say That It's Photoshop

We would like to say that you can't argue with photographic evidence but some people can and DO argue that the Earth is actually flat. If you're not a government clone of a celebrity (like Tila Tequila) or if you believe in science, you'll still love these amazing pictures of Earth from outer space.

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Amazing how much lightning can strike our planet in a short timeFlying from North Africa over Turkey towards Russia in this timelapse (this is speeded up; travelling about 5500 km would take around 10-12 minutes, covered here in 30 seconds).

Posted by Tim Peake on Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Via: ESATimPeake
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Astronaut Tim Peake posted a time lapse video from the International Space Station (ISS) that caught a particularly striking view of lightening as it flew over Earth. According to the caption, all these lightening strikes happened in a matter of minutes:

Flying from North Africa over Turkey towards Russia in this timelapse (this is speeded up; travelling about 5500 km would take around 10-12 minutes, covered here in 30 seconds).


As the ISS orbits the Earth astronauts living in the space station have the chance to take amazing time lapse video like this and others.