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Have You Heard The Message Carl Sagan Sent To Mars For Future Explorers To Find?

You haven't? That's because you haven't explored Mars yet. Yes, that's right. I said yet.WARNING: If you're a Star Trek/sci-fi fan like myself, have tissues handy; the prospect of interplanetary travel becoming a reality might make you a little teary.



Carl Sagan recorded this message a few months before he died in 1996. In May of 2008 it was sent to Mars on a DVD with the Phoenix spacecraft for future explorers on Mars to find. It's a good thing YouTube exists to preserve and share things like this today because by the time human explorers actually get to Mars and find that DVD, DVD players probably won't even be a thing anymore.
via Jeremy Hogan / YouTube

Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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