As usual, a lot happened over the weekend. So here’s your cheatsheet to all the cool stuff that you may have missed.
MLB Playoff Mania
The Championship Series are now underway, with just four teams remaining in the hunt for the World Series. Here’s how the playoffs standings look as of now:
National League Championship Series
The St. Louis Cardinals lead the San Francisco Giants one game to none. The next game of the series is tonight (Oct. 15) at 8 p.m. Eastern on FOX.
American League Championship Series
The Detroit TIgers lead the New York Yankees two games to none. The next game of the series is Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. Eastern on TBS.
On Top of the World
Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian skydiver and all-around daredevil, completed a record-shattering jump from the edge of space. After flying in a helium-filled balloon to an altitude of 128,100 feet (24 miles) Felix made the leap, reached a 833 miles per hour through the Earth’s stratosphere. Temperatures reached almost -100 degrees during his five minute freefall.
Cookie Monster on Mercury?
As you can see by the image above, NASA scientists have clearly discovered the existence a Cookie Monster on Mercury. OK, that may be a bit of stretch, but still, it’s a pretty cool image. The crater on the left is actually a massive impact basin on Mercury that happens to resemble a certain blue, furry cookie-loving monster.
Perfectly Preserved Woolly Mammoth
11-year-old Yevgeny Salinder was out taking a walk near his home in Russia when he came across something unbelievable. Yevgeny discovered the limbs of an unknown animal, sticking out of the frozen ground. After contacting experts, a team began digging out the buried animal, discovering the remains of a 30,000-year-old woolly mammoth. Scientists say the wooly mammoth once stood over 6 feet tall and weighed more than 1,000 pounds.