by Popular Science posted Nov 21 2014 11:00AM
A massive lake effect snowstorm rolled over northwest New York state from Lake Erie Tuesday, dumping more than five feet of snow in some places and leaving at least four people dead. Buffalo Youtuber Alfonzo Cutalia made this amazing timelapse illustrating the process behind the frigid barrage.
National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Krein tells Popular Science that lake effect storms result when cold winds slide over warmer bodies of water. The water heats the air close to the ground in discrete parcels, destabilizing the entire mass. Those parcels of warmer, less dense air rise into the atmosphere. "The idea is like a hot air balloon," he says.
Only instead of thrill seekers, that rising air carries moisture. And the longer the wind moves over the lake, the more moisture rises. You can watch this happen in the above video.
Unlike most storms, which have to lug their water hundreds or thousands of miles from the nearest sea, lake effects occur over very short distances and have functionally unlimited moisture sources.
Krein says the arctic air mass that moved down into the U.S. last week creates prime conditions for this sort of event. The air cooled very quickly for this time of year, but bodies of water like Lake Erie hold onto their heat far longer. With some climatologists predicting that arctic events will become much more common as the overall climate warms, lake-adjacent cities like Buffalo might see a lot more of this in the future.

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by Scotty Matthews posted Nov 21 2014 10:28AM

Stupid is as stupid does...

A 34-year-old man went into a grocery store in Cambridge, England last week... walked up to the staff... told them he was robbing the place... and threatened to kill them if they didn't give him the money.

And then, he whipped out his gun. Well... not exactly.

He actually whipped out a PICTURE of a gun.

The employees weren't QUITE as intimidated by a picture of a gun as they would've been by a gun itself... although he could've probably given one or two of them nasty paper cuts. So they stalled the guy while they called the cops.

Police rushed to the store and arrested the guy for making threats to kill.

(Source: Cambridge News)

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by Admin posted Nov 21 2014 8:00AM

Lou Ferrigno's Wife and an Actress from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" Now Say Bill Cosby Assaulted Them

HIGHLIGHTS: Four women came out yesterday with new accusations against BILL COSBY. LOU FERRIGNO's wife says he tried to assault her at his house in 1967, but she got away. An actress from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" says Bill forced himself on her in the green room of "The Tonight Show" in 1971. And a nurse from Florida and a woman from Pittsburgh say he drugged and assaulted them.

FULL STORY: The list of BILL COSBY's accusers has grown by four. And one of them is LOU FERRIGNO's wife. (!!!) Her name is Carla, and she says Cosby TRIED to assault her at his house in 1967, a year after she was a "Playboy" Bunny.

Carla says she met a guy who asked her out on a double-date with Cosby and his wife Camille. They went to a movie, then ended up at Cosby's house. Eventually, both Camille and the other guy disappeared, leaving Carla alone with Bill.

She says Cosby, quote, "grabbed me, pulled me to him and kisses me on the mouth like really, really rough." She pushed him away, and he tried again. So she pushed him off again, then ran into the hall, where she found the other guy, and told him she wanted to go home.

Carla believes that guy set her up . . . and it must have been his job to find women for Bill. She also believes that Camille has known all along what Bill's been up to.

And she believes one of the things that probably saved her that night is that she didn't drink at the time . . . so he had no way of slipping her a pill.

(Carla said this yesterday on the "John & Ken Show" on KFI-AM in Los Angeles. You can listen to the audio here.)

As you know, Cosby isn't talking about any of this. But his lawyers issued a denial, saying, quote, "This continuation of a pattern of attacks on Mr. Cosby has entered the realm of the ridiculous."

Another one of Bill's new accusers is LOUISA MORITZ . . . a 68-year-old former actress who played a character named Rose in"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".

She says that in 1971, she was in the green room at the "Tonight Show", waiting to go on, when Cosby did something extremely DISGUSTING to her.

(Careful!) She says he actually took out his manhood, took her by the back of the head and forced it into her mouth, saying, quote, "It will do you good in so many ways."

Then as he left the room, he warned her, quote, "Now you don't want to upset me and the plans for your future, do you?"

The third woman to accused Cosby yesterday is a nurse from Boca Raton, Florida. She says he drugged and raped her in Las Vegas in 1976 . . . and a fourth woman from Pittsburgh says she was assaulted during an ongoing relationship with Bill in the '80s. (Read their stories here and here.)

Related Comedy: Yesterday, another woman claims that Bill Cosby once drugged and sexually assaulted her. At this point, it might be easier to list the women who Bill Cosby HASN'T drugged and sexually assaulted.

by Admin posted Nov 21 2014 6:16AM
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by Scotty Matthews posted Nov 20 2014 1:42PM
Video has gone viral of three grandmothers from Washington state trying marijuana for the first time!

In the YouTube video, Paula, Dorothea and Deirdre smoke out of a bong and a vaporizer... Five minutes in, they start giggling and saying things like, "There's a tingle in my brain!" and "This could be dangerously fun."

As they smoke more, the ladies start eating Doritos and discussing subjects like Miley Cyrus and queefing.

Their verdict on marijuana? "I would do it again," one declares.

(Source: Q13 FOX)
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by Scotty Matthews posted Nov 19 2014 12:34PM

The gang at BuzzFeed is back with a new video that features Americans (from what I'm guessing is probably California seeing as I didn't note any New York or Boston accents) trying foods that are unique to those of us here in the Midwest.

Now, before you get too excited, they didn't try our Minnesota lutefisk, poutine or anything fried and on a stick; but they did throw out some tater-tot hot dish as our representative food.

Meanwhile, cheese curds and bratwurst are missing, which leaves beer cheese soup as Wisconsin's representative food.

But their reactions are kind of funny! (Watch below)

Btw... did you know Jimmy John's was only a Midwest chain?

(Source: Buzzfeed)
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by Robbie Daniels posted Nov 19 2014 12:00PM

The expressions of the boys only get better from here, if you can believe it. Watch the video that shows one of the paradoxical moments of being a parent where anger, disappointment and humor find themselves all wrapped up into one situation:

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by AP posted Nov 19 2014 10:00AM
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it's uncertain if he will be "the Tracy Morgan he once was," his lawyer said Tuesday.
Benedict Morelli said the former "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" star suffered a traumatic brain injury in the June 7 crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, in addition to a broken leg, nose and ribs.
"He's fighting to get better, and if there's a chance for him to be back to the Tracy Morgan he once was, he's going to try to do that," Morelli said. "But we just don't know because of the severity of the injuries that he sustained and the fact that he had such a severe brain injury."
Lawyers were in court in New Jersey for a scheduling conference in Morgan's lawsuit against Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc., whose truck was involved in the crash. Morgan wasn't at Tuesday's proceeding, during which lawyers met with the judge to settle on a schedule.
A Wal-Mart truck slammed into a limo van that was carrying Morgan and several friends on their way back from a show in Delaware. One person was killed, and three others were injured, two seriously. Morgan spent several weeks in a hospital and in rehab.
Morelli didn't discuss specific aspects of Morgan's condition but said he hasn't fully recovered.
"When you have a traumatic brain injury it takes a very long time to find out how you're going to do and how much you're going to recover," Morelli said. "You just don't know. So that's where he is. He's still fighting and trying to live his life at the same time and trying to get better, and he's just not better. We're hoping and praying to get him back to where he was. But the jury's out."
A comedy series Morgan was to have begun filming in August for FX Network was put on hold after the accident.
Morgan sued for punitive and compensatory damages. In a response to the lawsuit filed in late September, Wal-Mart contended the victims' injuries were partly due to the fact that they weren't wearing seatbelts.
Attorneys representing Wal-Mart didn't comment after Tuesday's proceeding.
Georgia truck driver Kevin Roper, who is not named in Morgan's lawsuit, was charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto in state court. Last Friday, he filed to have Morgan's lawsuit delayed while that case proceeds. That matter is scheduled to be ruled on next month.
A preliminary investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board released in June said Roper was driving 65 mph in the minute before he slammed into the back of the van. The speed limit on that stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike is 55 mph but was lowered to 45 mph that night because of construction.

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