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  1. We asked Neil deGrasse Tyson to rate 'space things' like 'Star Wars' vs. 'Star Trek'

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    Neil deGrasse Tyson is making a habit out of visiting Tampa.

    Neil deGrasse Tyson will speak at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday. We talked to him ahead of time. Check out what he had to say. [Patrick Eccelsine/FOX]
  2. Top things to do this week: Shopkins Live, Florida Birding and Nature Fest, authors Lisa Under, Rhonda Shear, Friday the 13th

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    AUTHOR TALKS:Lisa Unger, Rhonda Shear

    Clearwater author Lisa Unger.
  3. 5 things to do under $5: Nacho concert, free movies at Capitol, Tampa Theatre

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    1Nacho: Venezuelan singer Nacho is performing at the Hispanic Heritage Festival in Clearwater on Sunday, but he's also playing a free show at the Ritz Ybor on Oct. 18 courtesy of Pandora. Karol G will open. All you have to do is RSVP at spectru …

    Actor Sterling Hayden in a scene with Peter Sellers, left,  in the film "Dr. Strangelove." 	
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  4. Adventure Island is adding a slide with a floor that drops out from under you

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    A pair of new drop slides in an attraction called Vanish Point is coming to Adventure Island in Tampa in March, bringing another gut-check for adrenaline junkies at the 30-acre water park adjacent to Busch Gardens.

     A pair of new drop slides in an attraction called Vanish Point is coming to Adventure Island water park in Tampa in March, bringing another gut-check thrill to the 30-acre park adjacent to Busch Gardens.   The heart-stopping attraction will put riders inside a capsule and then they wait for the floor to vanish and go into a free fall, or they can get horizontal on a 455-foot long slide ending with a high speed finale   The name Vanish Point was inspired by the point on a wave where water and gravity form a perfect partnership, a park news release said. Credit: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
  5. Meet Winifred, the 140-pound baby rhino at Busch Gardens

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    Busch Gardens has a new bouncing baby rhino, a girl named Winnifred, who at 3 days old weighs 140 pounds.

    Busch Gardens has a new bouncing baby rhino, a girl named Winifred, who at 3 days old weighs 140 pounds. Native to the southern part of Africa, the white rhinoceros is the largest of the five species of rhinoceros, so Winifred can be expected to weigh more tham 3,000 pounds as an adult. 
Photo courtesy Busch Gardens
  6. Can you come up with a name for this two-headed calf?

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    The freaky two-headed calf born in Safety Harbor in the 1920s has long been a popular oddity at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, where its stuffed carcass has been on display.

    But it has never had a name.

    Among the St Petersburg History Museum artifacts is this two-headed calf. It was born in Safety Harbor in 1925 with two heads and six legs. The museum is holding a naming contest and the winner will be announced at the Nov. 3 Two-Headed Calf Fest. DAVID W DOONAN | Special To The Times
  7. Top things to do this week: Chris Tucker, Winter the dolphin's birthday, TIGLFF, Lightning home opener

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    COMEDY: Chris Tucker and D.L. Hughley

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 15:  Actor Chris Tucker attends Cinespia Presents “The Fifth Element” at Hollywood Forever on July 15, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Cinespia)
  8. 5 things to do under $5: Saturday Market returns, Shine Mural Festival, Roboticon

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    1. Judah Friedlander: With his trademark oversized glasses, shaggy hair and trucker hat, the comedian best known for playing one of Tina Fey's writers on 30 Rock will perform with the Lucas Brothers at the annual USF Stampede comedy show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday during Homecoming Week. Free for …

    Artist Jade Rivera, a native of Peru, completed this mural on the west side of 2536 Central Avenue.
SCOTT KEELER   |   Times (2016)
  9. Orchestra to play along for second chapter of Harry Potter film series

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    Coming off a weekend when muggles snapped up enough tickets for four shows of live orchestra music played alongside a showing of the first Harry Potter film, the Florida Orchestra announced Monday that the second film in the series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, will get also the live score treatment. …

    Courtesy Universal Studios.
  10. Theme park news: Epcot marks 35th birthday, Legoland gets virtual reality, Daytona revs up holiday lights

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    This Sunday Epcot will mark its 35th anniversary with a special ceremony at 10:01 a.m. followed by a day of exclusive swag and a special fireworks show.

    Here's what Epcot looked like on opening day back in 1982. The park will celebrate it's 35th anniversary on Oct. 1 with a special ceremony at 10:01 a.m., exclusive merchandise and a special fireworks at the end of the night. 
TIMES FILES: Fred Victorin