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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

How to Follow Hurricane Sandy Online

As Hurricane Sandy continues to whip across the Eastern Seaboard, there are many ways to stay up to date with the latest news online, from watching dozens of webcams of the storm from landmarks such as the Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge to interactive hurricane tracking maps and following key accounts on Twitter. “Staying

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This Is What Worldwide Flight Patterns Look Like

View this image › spatialanalysis.ca Michael Markieta, a Toronto geographic information systems consultant, has mapped out global flight patterns. The United States, Europe and East Asia are by far the brightest areas because of the large number of “short-haul flights,” aviation consultant John Strickland told the BBC. “Europe looks so bright because it has so

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In Aurora shooting coverage, MSM lags behind Twitter

http://twitter.com/#!/RockieG5/status/226586326873542656 On Twitter, six of James’ Holmes victims have been identified. Yet so far only four of these victims — Jessica Ghawi, Alex Sullivan, Matt McQuinn, and Micayla Medek — have been named by MSM outlets. Our deepest condolences to the families of all those who were killed. Update: @TwitchyTeam MSM only has 4 names because thet

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25 Cities With Awesome Nicknames

Nicknames are an inseparable part of our everyday lives in many aspects. We give nicknames to people, animals as well as things because nicknames are usually much more reflective of their true qualities and characteristics. Many of the world´s most famous cities are no exception. While some of these cities´ nicknames are well-known, there are

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19 Totally Magical Libraries To Visit Before You Die

Book lovers: Add these to your bucket lists. We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community for the most amazing library they’d ever visited. Here are the awe-inspiring results. 1. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Toronto View this image › Flickr: hyfen / Creative Commons Flickr: thomasfisherlibrary / Creative Commons Flickr: thomasfisherlibrary / Creative Commons

Music

Top 10 Reasons to Admire John Lennon

John Lennon is one of the most influential people in history. His message of peace, love, and happiness will forever be remembered. In the 1960s and 70s, Lennon was revolutionary in changing negative social values. His lyrical tone was unmatched and musical prowess sensational. During his lifetime, John Lennon was the focus of a negative

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2-Year-Old Boy Gets To Meet Hero With The Same Rare Condition As Him (Photos)

Facebook Jono Lancaster understands how difficult the world can be when no one looks like you. Lancaster, 30, was born with a rare genetic mutation called Treacher Collins syndrome, which affects the way his face looks. Last week, he flew all the way from England to Australia and befriended 2-year-old Zackary “Zack” Walton, who has the same condition.

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Oprah VS Ellen Rap Battle Is Epic

Back in the 80′s and 90′s there was one queen of daytime television. Of course we’re talking about the one and only Oprah. But now that her legendary show has ended there’s a new host in town who has her eyes on taking over television. Ellen DeGeneres. So which talk show host is better? The only

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Fully Working Transformer Remote Control Car

Kenji Ishida and Brave Robotics have created what kids and nerds have been dreaming about since the 80′s and the debut of Transformers. They created a fully working remote control car that can autonomously transform into a fully working bipedal robot. The Megatron-style robot can even salute and shoot projectiles. It’s truly an amazing spectacle of engineering.   

Tech

How Google Street-Viewed The Grand Canyon

Google sent a team of camera-lugging hikers to the Grand Canyon to take panoramic Street View imagery: View this image › Typing “Grand Canyon” into Google Maps, I assume. Via googleblog.blogspot.com They looked pretty pumped View this image › “I have a PhD and sixteen patents.” Via googleblog.blogspot.com The Street View backpacks are called “Trekkers”

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Men Ride World’s Tallest Water Slide

Water park enthusiasts are anxiously waiting for the Verruckt to finally open. The Verruckt is the world’s tallest water slide, but it is still in its testing stage. As they helped birth the new ride, waterpark designer Jeff Henry and ride engineer John Schooley had the honor to be the first to ride the Verruckt last week. Of

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‘AMEN AMEN!’ Author Brad Thor ‘has a dream’; Blasts MLK event

http://twitter.com/#!/BradThor/status/372784390562017280 Freedom-loving author Brad Thor nails it once again. http://twitter.com/#!/exsacerdotal/status/372785123961626625 Can we get an “Amen”? Or several: http://twitter.com/#!/VineLinda/status/372868184887803905 http://twitter.com/#!/HanaFiveO/status/372791091386269696 Thor continued: http://twitter.com/#!/BradThor/status/372810799896469505 Yes. Like the racism that comes from the Left. http://twitter.com/#!/dcseth/status/372777664479629312 Precisely. But, all “those people” must think alike. So Dr. Carson does not suit! As Twitchy reported, neither does Sen. Tim Scott, the

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Artist Specializes In Animals-Riding-On-Top-Of-Other-Animals Paintings, Hedgehog Photography

Artist Stella Maria Baer (see her website here) lives in New Haven, Connecticut with a pet hedgehog. The Baer family always kept animals while Stella was growing up. She, her parents, and her brother all have “animal nicknames,” she says, like spirit animals. View this image › “The Coonhound and the Narwhal” Via stellamariabaer.com Eight

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U.S. Mobile Ad Spending to Reach $4 Billion by End of Year, Study Says

Facebook and Twitter spent a good part of 2012 talking up their “native” mobile ad products — and marketers, it appears, have been paying attention. On Monday, eMarketer adjusted its end-of-year mobile advertising forecast upward, citing Facebook’s mobile newsfeeds and Twitter’s Promoted Products suite as driving forces. eMarketer anticipates that mobile ad spending will hit

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Boy Meets Girl. Girl Reveals Secret. That's When Things Get Intimate. And Beautiful.

Meeting a stranger can be exciting and awkward at the same time. In a society that often focuses so much on our differences, it’s amazing to see what happens when complete strangers peel back the layers of who they really are and get to the heart of what really matters. Read more: http://upworthy.com/boy-meets-girl-girl-reveals-secret-thats-when-things-get-intimate-and-beautiful

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