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Rowing across the Atlantic and Space Bourbon

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Singer-songwriter David Crosby has died. Crosby was a founding member of several influential 60s rock bands: The Byrds, whom we just heard, as well as Crosby, Stills & Nash, which later became Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Crosby was inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His fellow rock legends are paying tribute him. His bandmate Graham Nash said Crosby leaves behind an incredible legacy. Stephen Stills said his "harmonic sensibilities were nothing short of genius." Brian Wilson called him a great singer and songwriter, and a wonderful person. His wife said in a statement to Variety that he died surrounded by family after battling a long illness. David Crosby was 81.


A show centered on the best Super Bowl commercials in history is coming to CBS. "Super Bowl Greatest Commercials: Battle Of The Decades" will be an interactive special where those watching can vote for their favorite Super Bowl ad of all time. The show will be hosted by NFL analyst Boomer Esiason and actress Daniela Ruah. "Super Bowl Greatest Commercials: Battle Of The Decades" will air on Feburary 8th.


Four marine scientists are training at Palm Harbor here in Florida to row three-thousand miles across the Atlantic Ocean. The four women, who call themselves the Salty Science, are planning to compete in the 2023 Atlantic Challenge later this year. It's part of an effort to raise awareness and money for ocean conservation. They'll launch off the coast of northwestern Africa in early December. They'll row about 12 hours a day to hopefully cross the Atlantic in 45 days.


A superfan of the '80s film "The Goonies" has bought the actual house made famous in the movie. Behman Zakeri says he first saw the movie in 1985 when he was eight years old and has seen it over 100 times since. "The Goonies" is about a group of kids who follow a treasure map to help keep their homes from being foreclosed, and much of it takes place in a house along the scenic Columbia river in Astoria, Oregon. Now, Zakeri has bought the house for over one-point-six-million dollars and says he plans to restore it and make it a hub for Goonies fans. 


A man who was adrift in a sailboat in the Caribbean for more than three weeks said he survived by eating ketchup, garlic granules, and stock cubes. Elvis Francois was swept out to sea in December while making repairs off the island of St. Martin in the Dutch Antilles, where he lives. He said he had no other food and he'd lost hope before he managed to alert a passing plane by signaling with a mirror. 


A North Carolina distillery is planning to create a bourbon that's truly out of this world. Mystic Farm and Distillery says it wants to send five barrels of its Mystic Galactic whiskey into orbit for one year of additional aging. The business is working with SpaceX, Inversion Space and other companies to help finance, design and test the launch. Buyers can put down a 75-thousand-dollar deposit for one of the roughly 13-hundred bottles before they're sold for market price. This will be the first commercial product ever to be manufactured in space.


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