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Friday Fun Blog: Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee Edition

Chris L

It’s time once again for America’s favorite time-waster on a Friday, the Friday Fun Blog! The Friday Fun Blog was voted “The #1 Source For Link Dumps And Other Assorted Fun Stuff On A Friday” by TIME Magazine (citation needed). As always never, we’re brought to you by Dave & Buster’s!

On to the links!

With election season in full-swing, our nation can often be divided over politics, but one thing still unites us as Americans: blowing things up with fireworks. Take this man, for example, who wired together 58 boxes of fireworks into the shape of a Death Star from Star Wars, in what has been described as “The most American sh*t I’ve ever seen” by most major pundits.

Movie sequels hardly ever live up to the hype. The Godfather Part II and The Dark Knight are probably one of the only ones to surpass the original in terms of quality, and arguably Spiderman 2 as well. But hey, here’s Vox breaking down the worst sequels of the 2000s, and rest assured Adam Sandler and Co.’s name pops up a few times.

Obligatory Space Post of the Week: This week, the ISS underwent some renovations and opened a new, inflatable room called the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), which sounds more like a futuristic playroom than something used for SERIOUS SCIENCE. The room is 13 ft x 10.5 ft, and will be used primarily to collect data on what I assume is how an inflatable room can function in space.

I’m wishy-washy on drones, but when they’re used to do cool things like film an endangered whale in its natural habitat while not disturbing it by boat is pretty awesome.

And finally…

Muhammad Ali passed away June 3rd. By now, you have already read countless pieces on the man’s life and influence on sports and culture, but I still wanted to share a few videos that I think perfectly encapsulate Ali. First, is a video where Ali describes his opposition to the Vietnam War, which he declined his draft order and was subsequently jailed:

And there was nobody greater at the art of talking trash:

Rumble, young man, rumble.

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