BY emily dirienzo
on Aug 11, 2010
It’s been a long scorcher of a summer and most of our brains have melted into a gelatinous goop that in just a few weeks we will be scraping off of the sizzling pavement to revive them for fall’s flutter. What better a way to send off the summer’s heat, and begin the quest for new, hopefully more functional, brains than a good old-fashioned game of Capture the Flag, zombie-style! This Saturday in NYC, August 14th NYCentric and Chaos Brigade will be hosting an entire day of blood, guts and all-around good times on historic Governors Island. Read More
on Aug 10, 2010
Get outside and stay awake this Thursday night, August 12th for what is said to be quite the spectacle of fireballs in the sky, the Perseid meteor shower! Apparently the moon is gonna be M.I.A. so there won't be a lunar glare hindering our view.
The perseid meteor shower is caused by debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle. So basically, Swift-Tuttle left a trail of dust and gravel behind after sailing through the inner solar system and when that debris hits the Earth's atmosphere it immediately disintegrates into diamond sparkles in the sky. Read More
I'd put this in the category of "Eat Me"...but really it seems more like "Don't Eat Me" at this point.According to several news sources, Chinese company Synutra is under fire after three (and a recently-reported potential fourth) female babies have been diagnosed as prematurely pubescent after being fed the company’s baby formula. As in, babies with breasts.
Synutra has claimed there to be no hormones or “illegal substances” of any sort in their product, yet the children have been tested and showed “unusually high levels of the hormones estradiol and prolactin. Read More
This Saturday, August 14th, you better get your little bike-riding butts over to Brooklyn, McGolrick Park, to be exact, to snag a spot in the Hell Cat! all girl bike race. Registration starts at 2 PM in the center of the park, while the actual race, complete with 7 checkpoints and promises of ridiculous tasks to perform at each, will be at 3. For the $10 fee, you will score a sweet t-shirt and a spoke card. From what I hear, there will be some pretty bangin’ prizes, so make this a must-do for this weekend. Read More
And what better way to start a week than with some of the most adorable cats and kittens that you ever did see. ...Right? ...??
Well, at least for me anyway.
(WARNING...please do not die of cute. I don't need that kind of blood on my hands. I'm only an intern!)
[all images courtesy of weareallmadeofkittens.tumblr. Read More