“By now, the upper part of the helmet is full of water and I can’t even be sure that the next time I breathe I will fill my lungs with air and not liquid.”
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Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Happy Hump Day Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- An app called Cat Academy will teach spanish and other languages through pictures of cute cats. Me(ow) gusta!
- Analysts say that the U.S. retail safety plan for Bangladesh factories is weak, especially in comparison to its European equivalent.
- Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano was forced to abandon his spacewalk after a suit malfunction that filled his helmet with water. Scary!
- The Google Glass team considered 'pew pew pew' and 'go go glass' before they went with its trigger term, ‘Ok glass.’
- Airbnb is slowing international hiring and reorganizing in an attempt to prevent startup burnout.
- As we reported earlier today, Tumblr has fixed a bug in its iOS app and recommends that users change their passwords.
- Jay-Z’s new album set a record on Spotify with 14-million whole album streams.
- Watch out Apple! Google just released its iOS Maps 2.0 update.
- Fresh Apple rumors are milling. A new iPhone with features like a finger print reader and lighter, plastic components may be in the works.
- Thanks to a team that lugged a trolley camera around the Parisian landmark, Google Street View users are getting a view from the Eiffel Tower.
Have a great day!
Amazing Photos Of Earth From Above, From Canada’s Tiny Space Program
Canadians go to space too, eh?
A very social media-savvy astronaut from the Frozen North recently took over on the International Space Station, and the images he’s been beaming back are incredible.
Here’s the story and more beautiful images from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.