A new poll says that 29% of Americans could see themselves supporting a military coup against the federal government.
Elon Musk was on one of the inaugural episodes of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and proposed an idea that pretty much cemented his status as a real life Bond villain.
Plus, Conrad’s Tales of the Unknown brings us undeniable proof of the existence of aliens. Maybe.
Dave Stripling and Keith Conrad are producers for rival Chicago morning radio shows, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get along. This forbidden friendship is a lot like West Side Story, except with less finger-snapping.
Interesting stat of the day: 29 percent. According to a new poll, that’s the percentage of Americans who could imagine a scenario in which they would support a U.S. military coup of the federal government.
20th Century Fox has been leading an immersive viral campaign in support of Ridley Scott’s upcoming The Martian, opening in theaters October 2. The latest was posted today and it’s hosted by none other than renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. The story takes place in the 2030’s, so it’s an aged version of Tyson, but it looks like the years have been kind to him.
Interesting Stat of the Day: 8,678. That’s the number of cases of Wish-Bone Ranch Salad Dressing that were recalled because someone in the factory mislabeled them. They are actually bleu cheese dressing.
In science news, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found glass in a crater on Mars. It’s a type of glass known as impact glass, which is formed from the heat of a meteorite impact. Because the material that’s around when the meteorite hits can be sealed in the glass, NASA researchers believe the glass could provide a clue to possible past life on Mars.
Just a day after a viral video introduced us to the cast of Ridley Scott’s The Martian, we now have our first full trailer. NASA botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon), who had so much fun needling his crewmates in the previous video, is left behind on Mars when a dust storm hits their base and he is lost in the evacuation. The world thinks he’d dead and he has about a month of supplies, so, in order to survive, he has to “science the shit” out of things to make it the four-ish years it would take a rescue mission to get there.
The cast looks amazing, with people Jessica Chastain, Sebastian Stan and Jeff Daniels showing up, but even more interesting is the casting of Donald Glover and Kristen Wiig in much more serious roles than we’ve seen them in before. The Martian will land in theaters on November 25th.