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We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:

Mars used to be pretty. Like just as pretty as earth. Then it did this weird thing called "sputtering" and got ugly, red and brown, and uninhabitable, and this video explains it way better than we ever could:

"Pi in the Sky" hehehehe, har har. Yes, we're cheesy!

By all means, please share this on Facebook. Double "likes" if you post it under one of those "inspirational quotes."

And finally, as a gift from Ceiling Cat himself, here's a supercut of the world's best cat videos (see if your favorite gets in there). 

And not to be outdone, here's a rival supercut of dogs in boots: 

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