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No Surprise (Instrumental) The Shacks
As Far as the Eye Can See Do Make Say Think
Rude Boy Don't Cry Bedouin Soundclash

Matt Damon as Paul Safranek and Jason Sudeikis as Dave Johnson in Downsizing from Paramount Pictures. Paramount Pictures hide caption

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In 'Downsizing,' A New Addition To The Large History Of Tiny People In Film

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Let's Get Small Trouble Funk
White Cedar The Mountain Goats
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Leandro Teixeira and Richard Dubielzig of the University of Wisconsin - Madison open the whale eye package. Richard Dubielzig and Leandro Teixeira/University of Wisconsin-Madison hide caption

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All I Want For Christmas Is A Giant Whale Eye

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Exploding Whale (Doveman Remix) Sufjan Stevens
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An Evening I will Not Forget Dermot Kennedy
Tired of Fighting Menahan Street Band
Stormy Weather Duke Ellington
Trouble Was For Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

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Heart 2 Sizes Too Small? Mr. Grinch, See Your Cardiologist

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Welcome Christmas Boris Karloff
Oh, Good Grief Vince Guaraldi Trio

An Army team at Dover Air Force Base, Del., carries a transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. 1st Class Hughton O. Brown on Nov. 16. Steve Ruark/AP hide caption

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The Delicate And Draining Task Of Tending To America's Fallen Troops

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Suite 2 RJD2
Story of the Ink David Holmes

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Puerto Rican Island 'Still In Crisis Mode' 3 Months After Maria

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Bem Tranquilo Jam Da Silva

On Feb. 12, 1984, Bruce McCandless ventured away unrestrained from the safety of his spaceship, which no previous astronaut had done. He could do it because of a brand-new, jet-powered backpack. NASA hide caption

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Bruce McCandless, First Astronaut To Fly Untethered In Space, Has Died

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Bing Abi Stephen McKeon
Clair de Lune, for piano (after Debussy) Michael Dulin
HUMBLE. Kendrick Lamar
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Heaven and Hell William Onyeabor
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