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Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Video Shows The Empire State Building Get Struck By LightningšŸŒ©

Video Shows The Empire State Building Get Struck By LightningšŸŒ©

It gets struck around 23 times a year, and Monday night a lightning bolt hitting the building was caught on video.

Extra, Extra: Got Roach Milk?

Extra, Extra: Got Roach Milk?

Bratton to step down by 2018, man rescued from Hudson, 30 people arrested at GNR concert, a salad takedown, firehouse renovation stalls response on UES and more day's end links.

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The Weather Is Happening: Thunder, Lightning, Hail, Instagrams!

The Weather Is Happening: Thunder, Lightning, Hail, Instagrams!

Plus hot air, gusting winds, Twitter photos!

Photos: Escape To Mau Mau Island, A DIY Boatbuilding Water War Extravaganza

Photos: Escape To Mau Mau Island, A DIY Boatbuilding Water War Extravaganza

There were boats topped with tents, a boat with an old-fashioned paddleboat wheel, a boat powered by a double-chained bicycle connected to a propeller.

Harry Potter FanFic Writer Behind ClintonKaine.com Awaits His Windfall

Harry Potter FanFic Writer Behind ClintonKaine.com Awaits His Windfall

The D.C.-based lawyer is looking for $90,000 for the domain.

Cops Bust Late Night Pokemon Go Gamer In Brooklyn Park

Cops Bust Late Night Pokemon Go Gamer In Brooklyn Park

A Brooklyn gamer and stock trader got a taste of the NYPD's favored policing tactic in black and Latino neighborhoods.

First Look Inside Williamsburg's New Whole Foods, Opening Tuesday

First Look Inside Williamsburg's New Whole Foods, Opening Tuesday

With all due respect to the stores that came before: they ain't got nothing on what Whole Foods is about to unleash.

Waiting For Stinky: Crowds Flock To NY Botanical Garden For Still-Unbloomed Corpse Flower

Waiting For Stinky: Crowds Flock To NY Botanical Garden For Still-Unbloomed Corpse Flower

There is something beautiful about crowds of people looking for an Instagram-worthy photograph of a flower that smells like rotting flesh.

Running & Pizza Eating Go Hand In Hand This Week

Running & Pizza Eating Go Hand In Hand This Week

Plus: Lobster Fest, Haitan cooking lessons, and a seasonally-appropriate ice cream party are just some of this week's food events.

Photos, Video: LCD Soundsystem Reigns Supreme At Panorama

Photos, Video: LCD Soundsystem Reigns Supreme At Panorama

LCD Soundsystem proved their reason for returned existence thanks to a thunderous set at Panorama.

John Oliver Hilariously Deconstructs The RNC's Frightening Feelings-Based Propaganda Machine

John Oliver Hilariously Deconstructs The RNC's Frightening Feelings-Based Propaganda Machine

"What is truly revealing is the implication that believing something to be true is the same as it being true."

Early Addition: Martin Shkreli Targets Brunch

Early Addition: Martin Shkreli Targets Brunch

John Oliver talks RNC, Bernie supporters protest DNC, JFK's terrapin turtle trouble, Rihanna bans Pokemon at concerts, Trump Reddit AMA and more midday links.

Juggalos Are Going To March On Washington Next Fall

Juggalos Are Going To March On Washington Next Fall

The Insane Clown Posse and its fans are fighting against the FBI's classification of them as a "loosely-affiliated gang."

Mother Of Gilgo Beach Murder Victim Found Dead, Other Daughter Arrested

Mother Of Gilgo Beach Murder Victim Found Dead, Other Daughter Arrested

The disappearance of Shannan Gilbert led police to a mass grave.

Heat Wave Continues & Tonight's Thunderstorms Won't Make A Damn Bit Of Difference

Heat Wave Continues & Tonight's Thunderstorms Won't Make A Damn Bit Of Difference

With dew points in the lower 70s it is going to feel more like the lower 100s than the expected high of 94.

WNBA Rescinds Fines For Wearing Black Lives Matter Warm-up Shirts

WNBA Rescinds Fines For Wearing Black Lives Matter Warm-up Shirts

In protest of the fines, the Washington Mystics refused to talk about basketball after their loss on Friday night.

Store Where Freight Elevator Killed Man Lacked Permits For Basically Everything

Store Where Freight Elevator Killed Man Lacked Permits For Basically Everything

"Not even the owners will go back" where the elevator is, a friend of the victim said.

The 2016 Gathering Of The Juggalos Was NSFW And Juggalicious

The 2016 Gathering Of The Juggalos Was NSFW And Juggalicious

The annual Gathering of the Juggalos took place in Legend Valley, Ohio, over the weekend. Yes it's a music fest, but it's also so much more.

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