5 Things to Talk About Today

Sacha Strebe
  • Are you a little out of this world? Well, now you can let the universe know too, thanks to NASA. Just sign up for free right here, and you could have your name microchipped and sent to Mars with InSight (interior exploration using seismic investigations, geodesy, and heat transport), "a geophysical lander designed to study deep below the surface of Mars." A total of 1.38 million people had their names sent on the Orion spacecraft’s first flight. The last day to register is September 8, 2015. — Gizmodo
     
  • So you loved Silence of the Lambs the movie, but would you ever want to live in the house where it was filmed? The three-story Victorian home from the thriller flick has hit the market with an asking price of $300,000. The five-bedroom residence was built in 1910 and apparently still looks the same as it did in 1990 when the Oscar winner was shot. But could you handle living there, or would the memories of Buffalo Bill’s skin-suit victims haunt you? — TMZ
     
  • The nation's largest movie theater chain will start checking bags before you enter. On the back of the recent Louisiana theater shooting, Regal Cinemas said in a statement that "to ensure the safety of guests and employees, backpacks and bags of any kind are subject to inspection prior to admission." This is also in response to a recent survey of moviegoers who wanted more security. — Vulture
     
  • The new Microsoft 10 facial recognition feature can even pick up the difference between identical twins. The Australian tested out the new Windows Hello with six sets of identical twins of various ethnicities, age ranges, and genders. According to the report, "each set of twins set up an account for one, and then the other attempted to log in—and the software held." Not even once did the software give the opposite twin access. — Business Insider
     
  • Kevin Bacon swapped acting for a chef's hat to deliver meals to seniors. Starstruck residents of a New York City senior center woke up to the surprise visit when he volunteered to Citymeals-on-Wheels. While he served, one former Broadway singer at the center serenaded him with "Wind Beneath My Wings." The service delivers meals to around 18,000 seniors every year. — Huffington Post

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