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Jimmy Fallon Plunged Into a Frigid Lake Michigan

A few weeks ago, newly-minted Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon invited Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to be a guest on the show. The politician responded on Twitter… 144 more words

Celebrity

It's So Cold That a Plane Actually Landed on the Frozen Surface of Lake Huron

Well, the Great Lakes are now frozen enough that a small passenger plane safely landed on the icy surface of Lake Huron Monday. The pilot of the seven-passenger aircraft, headed for northern Michigan’s Mackinac Island, decided to make the emergency landing when the engine failed and he couldn’t keep it from stalling, 9&10 News… 113 more words

Nation

Here’s How to Predict the Weather Using Your Cat

The climate’s been so inconsistent lately—random winter storms, polar vortexes—maybe you should stop listening to science for weather reports and go back to the only source you can really trust: … 215 more words

Animals

Watch a First-Person Video of The Formidable Downhill Ski Course at Sochi

Well, this settles it: Olympic downhill skiers are champions of courage and valor and overall awesomeness. BBC presenter and former Olympic skier Graham Bell headed to Sochi, 87 more words

Sports

Drake Takes Care of You By Telling You the Weather

Fresh off his first Saturday Night Live hosting gig, Drake is back — this time to tell us the weather forecast.

Forget boring old weather.com or your iPhone weather app. 85 more words

Internet

9 Great Pop Culture Moments That Wouldn't Have Happened Without Cold Weather

The polar vortex is back, which means people across the Midwest and Northeast are once again experiencing plunging temperatures — and lots of snow. This is, obviously, highly inconvenient, and is probably making everyone wish that cold weather and snowstorms just didn’t exist at all. 146 more words

Movies

Blaze Turns Historic Nebraska Opera House Into Icy Winter Wonder

The arctic freeze sweeping the Eastern U.S. transformed a burnt-out Nebraska building into a winterland wonder.

The Waterman Opera House of Plattsmouth, Neb. — home to more than 40 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places — was gutted after it caught fire Friday, the Omaha  102 more words

Nation