01.30.14 Your Morning Buzz

Deep Freeze edition!

A teacher at E. Rivers Elementary school covers sleeping children in the gym Wednesday morning as school children stranded at the Atlanta school spent the night. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

This week local government leaders in the South learned to be a little more skeptical about meteorologists’ predictions. That led to scenes like the one above, with snowed-in elementary students sleeping overnight on gym mats while gridlock filled the streets.

Atlanta Walking Dead

On the left, motorists struggle to exit Atlanta during the snowstorm. On the right, Atlanta gridlock as featured on the “The Walking Dead.”

AS THE MERCURY PLUNGED…

Not Chicago!

This photo, purported to show ice-encased cars on Lake Michigan in Chicago, made the rounds this week as winter weather swept across the country. But it’s a fake! Click the link above to read about the photo’s origins on Snopes.

HIGH TECH HEATING UP

50 NIFTY

 IS THIS REAL LIFE?

 

Is your state’s highest-paid employee a sports coach? (Source: Deadspin)

 

PURE MIDWEST (and points south, east and north)

CASCADIA (Know your roots!)

A young Arlo Guthrie wrote a letter to JFK in 1961 urging fair treatment for Pete Seeger. Wow!

A young Arlo Guthrie wrote a letter to JFK in 1961 urging fair treatment for Pete Seeger. Wow!

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