Russia Launches 8 Gerbils, 15 Lizards, Fish Into Space

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Average Teen Will Spend $1,139 On Prom

Following a brief downturn in recent years due to the flagging economy, the average teen’s spending on prom this year is expected to rise to $1,139, with much of that money supplied by parents to pay for tickets, attire, hairstyling, and transportat...

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Russia Launches 8 Gerbils, 15 Lizards, Fish Into Space

Analyzing the effects of long-term space travel, Russia launched a capsule into orbit containing mice, geckos, gerbils, snails, fish, and a variety of microogranisms, which will all be monitored for 30 days before returning to Earth, when they’ll be euthanized. What do you think?

  • “Space will prove hard on these animals, but their greatest challenge will be working as a team out there.”

    Dawn Miano
    Loom Fixer
  • “Those poor microorganisms.”

    Joel Chang
    Food And Drug Inspector
  • “This is a bold step toward one day sending 14 cats, 3 wolves, and 12 bats to Mars.”

    Rick Bernstein
    Pedal Assembler
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