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Olympic Torch Goes Out
The Olympic torch encountered some trouble as it made its way through Russia for the Winter Olympics. A burst of wind blew the flame out. The runner waved to a security guard who relit the torch with a cigarette lighter. But then it happened again. This time, volunteers rushed in with a replacement torch and the journey continued.
Prince William Hosts Soccer Match at Buckingham Palace
When you invite friends over to Grandma’s house to play soccer, they better not break anything — especially when Grandma is the queen. Prince William hosted the first soccer match at Buckingham Palace in history and had a little warning for players: “If anyone breaks a window, you can answer to her.” For the record, all the windows remain intact.
Could ‘Gravity’ Really Happen? Astrophysicist Weighs In
The new film “Gravity,” starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, cracked intergalactic box office records this weekend earning $55 million, the biggest October opening ever. Director James Cameron called it the best space film ever made but legendary astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson wasn’t the biggest fan of the film. “Mysteries of #Gravity: Why Bullock’s hair, in otherwise convincing zero-G scenes, did not float freely on her head,” he tweeted.