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Smithsonian Launches $500K Kickstarter for Famous Suit

They'll leave lunar dust on Neil Armstrong's moonwalk getup, though

(Newser) - "Reboot the Suit" is the slogan for the Smithsonian Institution's new campaign to restore Neil Armstrong's famous moonwalk spacesuit—and the museum group has launched its first-ever Kickstarter campaign to reach its $500,000 goal, Smithsonian reports. Funds raised will go toward conserving the spacesuit so it... More »

Man Forced to Moonwalk at Gunpoint

John Ernest Cross claims it was just a pellet gun

(Newser) - Today in mind-boggling crimes: An Idaho man has been charged with a felony after forcing another man to dance. The moonwalk. At gunpoint. Police were told on Monday that John Ernest Cross, 30, had used drugs and then pointed what looked like an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle at a man at... More »

2009's Funniest Blogs

Because what's funnier than hipsters and creepy Santas?

(Newser) - This was indeed a banner year for people wanting to waste time at work by looking at silly, random blogs. The Frisky lists 10 favorites that got popular in 2009:
  • Look At This F**king Hipster: If you can’t get enough of neon shirts, emo haircuts, and short-shorts, this site
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NASA Finds Lots of Water on Moon

Rocket probe discovers large amounts of ice

(Newser) - A NASA probe has turned up water on the moon. Lots of water. “We practically tasted it with the impact,” said a geologist. The discovery—made last month after the space agency blasted the probe into the moon to study the debris—raises the chances of one day... More »

Top 10 Moments in Life, Career

(Newser) - As legions mourn the King of Pop, Time rounds up the 10 defining moments of his life and career:
  • The Jackson 5 bursts onto the scene in 1968, and its first single, “I Want You Back,” makes it to No. 1.
  • The release of Thriller in 1982 makes
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Jackson's Moment: That Seminal 1983 Moonwalk

(Newser) - "I don't think there's ever been anyone harder to write about than Michael Jackson," writes Linda Holmes of NPR. Try to balance his musical brilliance with, well, just about everything else in his life. So for her, Michael Jackson comes down to this: That moment in 1983 when... More »

Jacko Cooking Up 'New Moonwalk'

King of Pop preps surprise for summer shows

(Newser) - Michael Jackson will debut a new dance move for his upcoming London tour dates, his manager tells the Telegraph. It will be "something like the Moonwalk, but different," vowed Randy Phillips, the marketing genius behind the reclusive pop star's return to the stage. No insurer has agreed to... More »

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