Snowmaggedon of the Day: Blizzard Buries Buffalo

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Around six-feet of snow covered the Buffalo area Tuesday, thanks to a lake-effect snowstorm, trapping residents and stopping traffic. Deaths have been reported as well, 3 of which were from heart attacks.

And another 2-feet of snow is reportedly on the way. Not good.

Here's some news you might have missed:

Gov. Cuomo has deployed the National Guard [NY Daily News]

A drone toughed out the storm, and the footage is insane. (see video above) [James Grimaldi]

For some reason, the University at Buffalo did not cancel classes, and commenters on Facebook found this very amusing. [dan_blather]



The storm did not stop this baby from being born. [WIVB]

Some suburbs around Buffalo got close to breaking the record for 24-hour snowfall [NWS Buffalo]

This photo is why flying is probably NOT a good idea during a storm. [USA Today]



Here's your lake effect. Someone shot a timelapse of the storm as it crossed over Lake Erie into the city. [Alfonzo Cutaia]

And as always: the memes are coming. [scy1192]

Duet of the Day: Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé Sing 'Baby It's Cold Outside'

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While her "Frozen" co-star Kristen Bell is taking a more modern approach to Christmas songs, Idina Menzel is sticking with the classics - albeit one of the more controversial classics.

Watch them sing through the mouths of young children - for some reason - in a version of the song that also cuts out the alcohol references and some of the predatory innuendo from the original.

A Drunk, Belligerent Cyclist Really Wanted 3:00 AM Taco Bell, Leading to the Best Mugshot Ever

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A Drunk, Belligerent Cyclist Really Wanted 3:00 AM Taco Bell, Leading to the Best Mugshot Ever
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From WFTV:

An intoxicated New Smyrna Beach man wanted Taco Bell, but employees wouldn't serve him because he was on a bicycle in the drive-through lane, authorities said.

They called New Smyrna Beach police when Gabriel Harris, 33, refused to leave after placing an order at the drive-through window as the restaurant was closing just after 3 a.m. on Sunday.

His is the human condition, the struggle we all face. Bless you, drunk-munchies cyclist guy.

Inside Look of the Day: Behind the Bars at the Gay Wing of a Prison

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Did you ever wonder what it's like inside a gay wing of a men's prison? Did you even know that there was a gay wing?

"LA Weekly" got an inside look at one such place at the L.A. County Sheriff's Men's Central Jail dubbed "K6G," the only of its kind in any major U.S. city.

"You're allowed to be with whomever you want to, talk to whomever you want and do whatever you want to, basically, as long as you do it in a respectable way," said one of the inmates.

It was established as a result of a 1985 ACLU lawsuit to protect gay prisoners from the threat of violence.

According to the article, the inmates have created a peaceful community (with a few exceptions) in K6G, so much so that even the straight inmates try to get in - if the "classification officer" thinks they are suitable.

Invention of the Day: Deadliest Rickshaw Ever

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To mark the release of "Far Cry 4", Ubisoft asked British inventor Colin Furze to build a weaponized, motorized rickshaw, or what is also known as a Tuk-Tuk.

After installing a Honda CBR600 engine to a rickshaw he bought off eBay, Furze added some AK-47s on the side, a set of uzis that pop out of the front and a flamethrower on the back, among other modifications.

You can check out some of his other inventions on his site, including an ice bike, a fireworks safety suit and automated Wolverine claws.

Chris Hemsworth is People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2014

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Well he does have a really big hammer.

People Magazine has chosen Australian hunk Chris Hemsworth as its Sexiest Man Alive for 2014, and his response: "Good."

Hemsworth says his is grateful for the honor, but that he doesn't deserve it because he peaked a few years ago.

Fun fact: In the cover story, he also reveals that he sleeps "sans pajamas" (nude?).

Here are some sexy Hemsworth gifs to keep you busy until the new issue comes out on Friday.