Chicago’s Triple Lightning Strike!

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For all you Chicagoans that survived our crazy storm wednesday, here’s a pretty awesome view of the action, captured by Craig Shimala.

Spectacular footage from above the volcanic crater

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ITN reporter John Irvine takes a helicopter above the crater of the Icelandic volcano spewing out the ash which has grounded UK flights.

1924 Plan to Drain the East River

1924 Plan to Drain the East River

A 1924 plan to drain the East River, as proposed by the deputy police commissioner of trafficat the time. On Gothamist. Thanks to Emmett for the link.

300,000 Birds

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Land Guzzlers – Pets vs Autos

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Which has a larger ecological impact? Via New Scientist, the chart above has some surprises that people would never consider. Jonathan Safran Foers new book also provides some insights on pets and animals we eat, check it out.