Today is the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the National Air and Space Museum will project a life-sized rocket on the Washington Monument. The event is part of the museum's celebration of the first moon landing. From today through Thursday, the 363-foot Saturn V rocket will be projected on the east face of the Washington Monument from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The rocket was used in the Apollo 11 mission that launched 50 years ago today. The museum will also be displaying Armstrong's space suit for the first time in 13 years. 


The MS Dept of Environmental Quality is still doing tests along coast beaches, but for now, it looks like hopes that Tropical Storm Barry would help disperse the toxic algae bloom are dashed. The latest tests show it's still present. If you spot any of the algae that's washed ashore, you're being warned not to touch it. Instead, alert MDEQ.

Shipping giant FedEx is honoring a young pilot who was killed this month in a plane crash near the University of Mississippi. The Clarion Ledger is reporting that a FedEx captain reached out to the family of 18-year-old Lake Little last week with a letter praising her hard work in pursuing her dream of becoming a pilot. The letter said Little's courage, determination, and persistence are the exact qualities that make the best pilots, and that her loss is a loss for all aviators. The letter was accompanied by a pair of FedEx pilot wings. Little's family says she dreamed of flying for the Air Force before flying for FedEx.

Go nuts … If you want to stay sharp into your old age, start eating nuts. A new study from the University of South Australia found that eating just 10 grams (or 2 tablespoons) of nuts per day can lead to better brain power. (The Ladders

Keto pizza … On the Keto diet and missing pizza? Your pizza prayers have been answered. Pizza chain Blaze Pizza is introducing a new Keto friendly pizza crust that has only 6 grams of net carbs. The crust is made with flax seed, eggs and cheese instead of flour. They’re also rolling out a cauliflower crust pizza for low-carb dieters. (Business Insider)

Dog owners really, really love their dogs … A new survey of dog owners found that 52% of respondents said they kissed their dog more than their partner. 52% said they prefer to sleep in bed with their dog than their partner. And 94% of the dog owners polled said they consider their dog to be one of their best friends. (Hello Giggles)

A graphic suicide scene in the show 13 Reasons Why is no longer available to watch on Netflix, two years after its debut. The show, which deals with suicide, its causes and aftermath, had a three-minute scene in the finale of the main character killing herself. The new edit no longer depicts the actual suicide. Creator Brian Yorkey said the scene was originally intended to tell the truth about the horror of such an act, but people, including psychology experts, have raised concerns. Yorkey said he thinks the new edit will still serve its purpose while mitigating the risk for the most vulnerable young viewers.


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