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  1. It’s Supposed To Be Spring, So Let’s Angrily Explode A Snowman In Slow-Motion

    Do you want to horrifically mutilate a snowman?

    March 20th was the first day of spring, but it seems like the weather in the Northern US and Canada really hasn't noticed (nothing like a fresh layer of snow when it's almost April, am I right?) To adequately express my frustration with this unending and horrifying Poehler Vortex winter, I present you with a snowman being blown to bits at 4500fps.

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  2. This Winter Has Officially Been Especially Miserable, According to Science

    We were all such sweet summer children up until now.

    If you're currently located above the Mason-Dixon line, then you are probably super-bummed right now. That's because this winter has been the coldest that most major Northeastern and Midwestern cities, including New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and worst of all, Detroit, have seen since 1950, according to a recent index created by meteorologists.

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  3. Remember That Snow Is Beautiful With a Microscopic Time-Lapse of Snowflakes Forming [Video]

    Unless the mere thought of snow sends you into a blind rage at this point.

    You may not be the biggest fan of snow after all the recent storms, but maybe this microscopic view of snowflakes forming can turn that opinion around—until, of course, the next time it snows, which is apparently every day forever. Maybe remembering this video will brighten your day next time your commute has you slogging through mounds of slush.

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  4. North Carolina School Announces Snow Day By Rapping “Ice Ice Baby” On Youtube

    Is what I'm feeling joy or secondhand embarrassment?

    As much as we like to joke up North about how the South freaks out when even so much as a light dusting of snow settles on their soil, we'll concede that icy roads are no laughing matter. Well, they weren't until the Head and Assistant Head of School at Durham Academy put up this video of them rapping like the dorky white guys they are.

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  5. No. The Snow Outside Isn’t a Plastic Nanobot Government Chemtrail Conspiracy, Dummies. Let Us Explain

    This is a real conversation we have to have? Seriously?

    Before you post that video of yourself "burning" that "chemtrail snow" outside to prove your insane conspiracy theory -- stop. Don't. Read this first and learn how snow works, lest you run the risk of looking like a stupid person on the Internet. That burning snow outside? Yeah. That's just regular snow.

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  6. This Snowball Slingshot Will Win You Your Next Snowball Fight, but Might Make it Your Last

    Nobody wants to play with the kid with the slingshot.

    Throwing snowballs at your friends can be a fun winter activity, but if you want to step your game up and do some damage then you'll want to see this video by YouTuber Joergsprave. Please use your new powers for good and not evil.

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  7. New Study Looks at the Impact of Snow Days on Student Performance

    Now study the impact of calling out of work with a hangover.

    For a kid (or teacher) in school there is nothing better than a snow day, but educators have been concerned with how an unexpected day off might impact a student's education. A new study examined the impact of snow days on how students learn, and the results are promising for kids who want a day off.

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  8. Do You Want To Build A Snowflake? Learn the Science [Video]

    Winter Is Coming

    This really fascinating video on the "Science of Snowflakes" from It's Okay To Be Smart covers some of the basics that most people know, but gets deep into the science in an easy to understand way. Are snowflakes as unique as everyone says? Well...yes, sort of. Check out the video to get the scoop - and don't forget your scarf. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  9. Electric Scooter Designed For Snow Travel Is Equal Parts Amazing And Awkward

    They set their test video to the Power Rangers theme, so, scales tipped toward amazing.

    This electric scooter from DK Laboratories took over 18 months to build from scratch, and comes complete with a ski in the front for optimal snow-travel. Even though this looks functional for snowy pedestrian cities (Toronto and NYC, I'm lookin' at you), there's still the whole thing where it's still a scooter, which just makes it super uncool.

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  10. How Does New Jersey Clear Snow from Train Tracks? With a Jet Engine, of Course

    Wait... why don't they also use jets to make their trains go faster?

    There was a bit of weather overnight in the Northeast that resulted in some significant snowfall in a lot of places. One of those places was New Jersey, and the state's Transit Authority tweeted two photos of how they're handling the snow. They're handling it with jet engines. Right on, New Jersey.

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