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- 10/26/12--12:32: 9 Inspired Ways To Create Melted Crayon Art
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- 10/29/12--05:20: Deer Rescued From Being Swept Out To Sea By Sandy
- 10/29/12--05:56: 5 Other Natural Disasters That Happened This Week
- 10/29/12--07:56: Manhattan High-Rise Crane Dangling In The Wind
- 10/29/12--08:55: 18 Eerie, Deserted Photos Ahead Of Hurricane Sandy
- 10/29/12--09:10: Disney Cruise Ship Battered By Hurricane Sandy
- 10/29/12--10:19: Sandy Sinks HMS Bounty Replica With Crew Aboard, Two Missing At Sea
- 10/30/12--10:02: 10 Heroic Photos Of Hurricane Sandy First Responders
- 10/30/12--10:41: Elmo Explains Hurricane Sandy To Kids
- 10/30/12--11:15: New Yorkers Take To The Streets, Looking For Outlets And Wi-Fi
- 10/30/12--12:15: Unconfirmed Contaminated Water In Greenpoint, Brooklyn
- 10/30/12--13:49: Disney And Lucasfilm Merge
Bless you! Magician Rich Ferguson practices his illusion on some unsuspecting locals.
The Gangnam Style singer gave hilarious answers.
Candidates can say what they want, but one man can't fix the economy. - [TheDailyBeast]
This probably won't take over one thousand years to digest. If Sarlacc wasn't a Huttese delicacy before, it is now.
- 1 box cake mix
- 20 ginger snaps
- 1 bag slivered almonds
- 3/4 cup of frosting
- Red, yellow, and brown food coloring
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 bag of gummy worms
- 1 large strawberry
While The Bundt Cake Is Cooking, Crush About 20 Ginger Snaps Into Fine Crumbs.
Skewer Gummi Worms And Dip Them In Melted Chocolate. Repeat With Strawberry. Then Refrigerate For About 15 Minutes.
The “Apeman” was proof of human and/or special effects prosthetic evolution in the 1930s.
Lindsay Lohan's publicist has had enough drama, quits. - [USMagazine]
Good news everyone! North Korea has invented the iPad. - [TheAtlanticWire]
20 athletes who started to suck with warning. - [BleacherReport]
New research tries to explain why women can't really do pull-ups. - [Cosmopolitan]
Like a motorized Indiana Jones. DARPA is bound and determined to kill us all.
Because drawing with crayons is boring. If you're looking for a fun, easy, cheap art project this winter, you can't go wrong crayon on canvas.
Start Out Learning The Basics Of Melting Crayons Onto Canvas.
There's an easy step-by-step guide by Craftster here.
Use A Brush Or Sponge If You Want To Create A Softer Look.
Or Create A Different Color Palette.
Add Other Touches To Make More Dynamic Works Of Art.
It's not copyright infringement if you change the order of the words!
Massive Antartica iceberg is this close to breaking off. - [TheAtlanticWire]
5 social games that could save Zynga. - [TeamCoco]
This Botswana lioness was born with the physical characteristics of a male due to a genetic anomaly.
5 really creepy war stories. - [Cracked]
Wait what? The WWE is teaming up with ABC family to make a Christmas movie. - [BleacherReport]
Christina Aguilera is not a fan of bloggers. - [TheSuperficial]
I don't the TSA is going to allow this.
Hermit crabs are terrible, terrible friends. - [TheAtlanticWire]
Did Hurricane Sandy just hurt the weekend box office? - [HollywoodReporter]
Athletes we love...then hate. Then love again. Then HATE. - [BleacherReport]
A local New Jersey man helped corral the deer to safety. A rogue wave most likely caught the animal unaware, knocking it off the rocky ledge.
NBC New York happened to be filming the breaking surf when the noticed the young deer struggling against the waves. After herding him from the water, Animal Control was notified. The buck was tranquilized and taken to the local Humane Society with a broken leg to be rehabilitated.
Hurricane Sandy is stealing the spotlight. But Mother Nature has been exceptionally volatile this week.
October 26th - 5.3 Earthquake Strikes Southern Italy
Part of the ceiling of the Santa Maria del Colle cathedral is seen damaged, after an earthquake, in Mormanno next to Cosenza October 26, 2012. There were at least 14 aftershocks.
Image by Italy / Reuters
October 28th - Western Canada Struck By 7.7 Magnitude Quake
The Queen Charlotte Islands shook a little after 8pm local time, with one death attributed to the disaster.
October 28th - Parts Of Alaska Go Under Tsunami Warning
Luckily, it was only a 4 inch wave.
October 28th - Hawaii Issues A Tsunami Warning
The Canadian quake reverberated all the way to the Hawaiian islands with 5 foot waves.
The partially collapsed crane is currently swinging from a building on W. 57th Street.
Occupants living on W. 57th between 6th and 7th Avenues are being told to stay off the streets and immediately move the lower levels of their buildings before contacting their building safety representative.
A Second Crane Is Broken At The World Trade Center
This seems to be setting a disturbing trend.
All the disturbing, empty vistas of the apocalypse, without all those pesky zombies. As East Coast cities shut down, journalists captured the lack of bustling humanity.
A view shows the Holland Tunnel before being shut down for weather conditions while Hurricane Sandy approaches New Jersey, October 29, 2012.
Image by Eduardo Munoz / Reuters
U.S. Route 30, the White Horse Pike, one of three major approaches to Atlantic City, New Jersey, is covered with water from Absecon Bay.
Image by Tom Mihalek / Reuters
A gas station along U.S. Route 30, the White Horse Pike, one of three major approaches to Atlantic City, New Jersey, is submerged in water.
Image by Tom Mihalek / Reuters
A beach fence is washed up onto the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, as Hurricane Sandy intensifies, October 29, 2012.
Image by Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
The ship was off the coast of Florida when the storm struck. For hours it was tossed violently enough to send furniture flying and shatter glass.
In a harrowing rescue 90 miles off the coast of North Carolina, the Coast Guard airlifted 14 people to safety.
The replica HMS Bounty tall ship is shown in this August 2011 handout photo supplied by HMS Bounty Organization LLC on her European Tour 2011 while in Swinoujescie, Poland.
Image by Handout / Reuters
According to Reuters, the tall ship was off the coast of North Carolina when the hurricane hit. The crew abandoned ship to inflatable life rafts to await rescue from the Coast Guard while the replica went down in 18 foot seas. Despite the relatively shallow water, from which the mast of the Bounty can be seen jutting out, weather conditions made retrieval hazardous.
The 14 survivors were flown to a Coast Guard air station in North Carolina with no life threatening injuries while rescuers continue the search for the remaining two crew.
A member of the U.S. Coast Guard is lowered to a life raft in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 90 miles (144 kms) southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina, October 29, 2012.
Image by Handout / Reuters
A crewman of the replica tall ship HMS Bounty is lifted from the water by a member of the U.S. Coast Guard in the Atlantic Ocean.
Image by Handout / Reuters
Thank you! Last night across the Northeast, first responders were running toward the sounds of chaos, risking their lives to save ours.
Firefighters search for people trapped in cars near 14th Street and Avenue C in Manhattan.
Manasquan firefighter Sean Price wades through chest-high water to rescue trapped residents from a home underwater.
Medical workers assist a patient into an ambulance during an evacuation of New York University’s Tisch Hospital.
Image by John Minchillo / AP
FDNY inflatable boats travel along 14th Street toward the East River on a rescue mission in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Image by Louis Lanzano / AP
Natural disasters can be scary to children. Luckily Sesame Street has a lot of experience talking about serious issues in ways kids can understand.
With thousands without power, staying connected is getting difficult. Smartphones and tablets are the only news source many people have.
In Midtown, people gathered outside a closed Starbucks for Wi-Fi.
A group huddles around a working power outlet inside Chase bank.
Desperate Koreatown residents plug in on the street.
Another closed Starbucks, another group of Internet addicts.
It should go without saying if your tap water looks like this, it is not safe to drink. Update! Most likely rust, not sewage.
THIS is what is coming out of the faucets in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
THIS is the nearby Newton Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Reports are unconfirmed by officials, but it appears the plant is contaminating the surrounding neighborhoods.
Update: After Buzzfeed picked this story up from Woolsacks, they removed their location from the photograph. Reaching out to Greenpointers showed no one else in the area is reporting similar issues.
Resident one block from the plant confirms their water is clear.
Which may lead to some odd pairings. George Lucas sold his production company to Disney for $4.05 billion.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The "Star Wars" saga will continue with another trilogy followed by a new movie every two or three years as Disney reached a deal with "Star Wars" creator George Lucas to buy his production company for $4.05 billion.
The seventh movie, with a working title of "Episode 7," is set for release in 2015. Episodes 8 and 9 will follow, completing Lucas' original vision for a nine-episode saga. The three new movies will carry the story beyond "Return of the Jedi," the third film released and the sixth in the saga. Lucas will serve as creative consultant in the new movies.
"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next," said Lucas, chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm Ltd. "It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I've always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime."
The Walt Disney Co. announced the blockbuster agreement to buy Lucasfilm in cash and stock Tuesday. The deal includes Lucasfilm's prized high-tech production companies, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, as well as rights to the "Indiana Jones" franchise.
Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a statement that the acquisition is a great fit and will help preserve and grow the "Star Wars" franchise.
"The last 'Star Wars' movie release was 2005's 'Revenge of the Sith' — and we believe there's substantial pent-up demand," Iger said.
Kathleen Kennedy, the current co-chairman of Lucasfilm, will become the division's president and report to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn.
The deal brings Lucasfilm under the Disney banner with other brands including Pixar, Marvel, ESPN and ABC, all companies that Disney has acquired over the years. A former weatherman who rose through the ranks of ABC, Iger has orchestrated some of the company's biggest acquisitions, including the $7.4 billion purchase of animated movie studio Pixar in 2006 and the $4.2 billion acquisition of comic book giant Marvel in 2009.
Disney shares were not trading with stock markets closed due to the impact of Superstorm Sandy in New York.