5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - February 27, 2014

5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - February 27, 2014
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1. Arizona Governor Bravely Vetoes Anti-Gay Law That Even Legislators Who Voted For It Wanted Her To Veto

Gov. Jan Brewer has decided to veto Arizona 's controversial Senate Bill 1062—which would have given businesses the right to refuse service to gay people for religious reasons—thus protecting her state's reputation as only one of the most terrifying places in the country.


2. Texas-Sized Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge In Lone Star State

As has been happening in many other right-leaning states around the country in the past few weeks, a federal judge has stricken down a ban on same-sex marriage in Texas, making it slightly safer for gay state citizens to poke their heads out of their safe haven in Austin.

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3. Weird-Looking Guy From 'Girls' To Play Weird-Looking Villain In 'Star Wars VII' 

Adam Driver—the tall, lanky, big-nosed guy from Girls and Inside Llewyn Davis whom all of your women friends find inexplicably hot—is in final negotiations to trade in his indie cred to play a villain in the highly anticipated, as-yet-untitled seventh Star Wars installment. They're probably working out exactly how many butt shots he gets to do.

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4. NASA Finds 715 New Planets Behind The Couch... Or In Outer Space — One Of The Two

NASA has announced that it has discovered, via its Kepler telescope, 715 new planets orbiting 305 stars. This nearly doubles the number of currently known planets and is not even 0.0000000000000000000000001% of all planets theorized to exist in our galaxy. 

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5. Fewer Senators Showed Up To Hear Seth Rogen Testify On Alzheimer’s Than Filmgoers Who Showed Up To Watch Him Play The Green Hornet

Only two of 18 U.S. senators on the chamber's Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services bothered to show up to hear actor and filmmaker Seth Rogen testify on the need for more federal funding for Alzheimer's research. Any senators reading this can watch Rogen's funny and heartfelt testimony here.

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