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ICYMI: Five must-read stories of the week

Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Friday, April 18, 2014, 3:44 PM -

During the week, we consume news in snackable, tweetable bites. But thankfully on the weekends -- and in this case, a holiday weekend -- we have the time to dive into lengthier depths of the Internet and expand our attention spans beyond 140 characters. We can brew a cup of coffee and sit back in our comfiest pajamas with our iPads, laptops and smartphones. 

Since we're all bound to miss a few things during the daily grind, The Weather Network presents you, in our new weekly installation of In Case You Missed It: Five must-read stories, a curated list of unique, can't-miss stories of the past week.

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5. While you were sleeping: Footage of the 'Blood Moon'

Did you miss Tuesday’s lunar eclipse and famed 'Blood Moon'? You are not alone, but thankfully weathernetwork.com readers pointed their cameras skyward in order to capture the event for those of us who just went to bed (or the weather didn’t co-operate). 

See incredible images and stunning real-time video from NASA of the moon changing right before our eyes, here.

4. The most incredible man in the universe

He has witnessed with his own eyes countries flash before him, weather systems develop, cities light up and shut down and all the while describing it to legions of followers on Twitter. Of course, we're talking about the incredible Chris Hadfield. 

The Weather Network's Vancouver reporter Arda Ocal had the pleasure of spending some one-on-one time with Commander Hadfield, where he shared his fascinating -- and dare we say out of this world -- experiences from above the earth. 

See the complete interview, here.

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3. The head-kick seen around the world: 'Extreme selfie' goes viral

One minute he's posing for a selfie in front of a passing train, and the next getting a boot to the noggin! 

Regina resident Jared Frank became an overnight sensation after uploading his 'extreme selfie' to YouTube earlier this week

Newspapers, websites and television stations around the world have run the clip, but if you happened to miss it, here's your chance!

2. Kittens survive wild ride!

These two kittens are just a few weeks old, but they've already taken a trip of a lifetime! 

See how they survived an accidental 200 km journey while boxed up with fiberglass, here.

1. Six landscapes shaped by volcanoes

Much of the world's landscape has been shaped by volcanoes in one way or another, with numerous mountains, craters, hot springs and lakes serving as a reminder of the sheer power of an eruption. 

Weather Network senior writer Cheryl Santa-Maria highlights six must-see landscapes shaped by volcanoes in her latest Insider Insights column. 

This one is a definite must-see to believe, as the images are sure to blow your mind (pun-intended)! 

Click here for the full story

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