In 2014 and while trapped in a casino during a blizzard, Bon Jovi put on a full live show for employees and guests who were also trapped. necn.com/news/local/_necn…
Today I learned about the Terra Nova Expedition. Arriving too late, the 5-man party began their journey to the ship. Evans died after injuries and Oates, severely frostbitten, walked into a blizzard in self-sacrifice. Wilson, Bowers, and Scott were stopped by a storm and took to their tent, but never emerged. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
Today I learned of the 1940 Armistice Day Blizzard. Unseasonably warm temperatures of 65Β°F in mid-November were followed by one of the worst blizzards in Midwest history which created drifts more than 20 feet high. The blizzard ultimately killed more than 150 people and allegedly 1.5 million turkeys. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
Today I learned about The Mad Trapper of Canada. He opened fire on policemen, fled 85 miles in -50 degree weather in 3 days, climbed a 7,000 foot mountain during a blizzard, and was finally shot dead by a WWI ace. The only sound he ever made was laughter as he killed a policeman. His identity is still unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
The Iranian blizzard of 1972 was the deadliest blizzard in history. It dropped up to 26 feet of snow and killed over 4,000 people. Those few who survived the -13 degree Fahrenheit temperatures were without water, food, heat and medical aid for days mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Today I learned of "Aptronyms", where your name peculiarly matches your life - like Sarah Blizzard (meteorologist) or Lance Bass (bass player). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apt…
Mt. Everest guide Scott Fischer claimed, "We've got the Big E figured out, we've got it totally wired. These days, I'm telling you, we've built a yellow brick road to the summit." Fischer and 7 others were killed in a blizzard on Mt. Everest, and his body is still on the mountain. outsideonline.com/1915126…
The Blizzard of 1978 hit New England and New York with record single day snow fall in Boston and Providence, accumulating 27.6 inches. Snow drifts up to 15ft, about 100 people died, and up to 4,500 people were injured. A child was found 3 weeks after the storm, just feet away from his home. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
The deadliest blizzard in history was in Iran. In 1972, a week-long period of low temperatures and severe winter storms resulted in the deaths of approximately 4,000 people. Southern Iran was hardest hit, with eight meters of snow that buried whole villages. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/197…
In 1972, a blizzard in Iran dumped up to 26 feet of snow on two villages burying over 4000 people with no known survivors. devastatingdisasters.com/…
Today I learned about Minnie Freeman, a teacher in Nebraska in 1888 who saved all of her students after a freak blizzard struck. The winds were so strong the roof and door blew off the school. Using string she roped the kids together and trekked over a mile in whiteout conditions to the closest farmhouse. nytimes.com/2018/10/03/ob…
Captain Oates an Antarctic explorer died during the Terra Nova Expedition. Oates struggling with the journey back walked from his tent into a blizzard. He committed suicide in an act of self-sacrifice when his ill health was compromising his three companions' chances of survival. wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawren…
In 1929 hockey player Eddie Shore, after missing his train, drove 350 miles through a blizzard to a game. The car's chains broke twice, the wipers broke, he removed the top half of the windshield, and crashed into a ditch. He still made it and scored the game's only goal. thehockeynews.com/news/ar…
Today I learned about the great blizzard of 1888, which was so powerful it knocked out telegraph lines in the NE US and consequently cut off all communication with Montreal for days. 52 feet snow drifts were recorded in Brooklyn, and more than 400 died nationwide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
The deadliest blizzard in history occurred in 1972, in Iran. 4000 people died and over 200 villages were totally wiped out for good. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
There was a blizzard in Iran in 1972 so deadly that some villages had no survivors. Snow got as high as 26 feet. nytimes.com/1972/02/11/ar…
A study conducted by a research firm found that, in 2018, Electronic Arts' value rose from US$4B to US$33B since 2012 while Activision Blizzard's value rose from US$20B to US$60B in the same period, with both increases attributed to the use of the Games as a Service model in their games catalog. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gam…
When Uwe Boll tried to obtain filming rights for a World of Warcraft movie Blizzard said "We will not sell the movie rights, not to you…especially not to you." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uwe…
Some Species of Reindeer Have Knees That Click to Help The Group Stay Together During Harsh Blizzards paliskunnat.fi/reindeer/r…
When Uwe Boll made a bid to direct the Warcraft movie, Blizzard responded, "We will not sell the movie rights, not to you… especially not to you" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
In 2017 the Major League Baseball association issued a trademark dispute for the logo Blizzard registered for their Overwatch League, stating in their complaint to the United States Patent and Trademark Office that they felt Blizzard's logo was too similar to their own and may cause confusion. vg247.com/2017/07/19/majo…
Registered pets on the Blizzard Entertainment campus have to sign a NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) by placing their pawprint to refrain them from passing any secret games Blizzard is working on. news.blizzard.com/en-us/b…
In the WoW episode of South Park the Blizzard people made a private server for them to "film" on, and during the shoot a random person came in and started trying to kill people, just like in the plot of the episode southparkstudios-q.mtvi.c…
Today I learned of arctic explorer Peter Freuchen who took a 1000-mile dogsled trip across Greenland, starred in an Oscar-winning film, amputated his own toes, escaped a Nazi death sentence, cut his way out of a blizzard shelter with a knife made from his frozen feces, and won The $64,000 Question game show. americandigest.org/mt-arc…
Reindeer have many adaptations to survive the cold. Their hooves expand in summer when the ground is soft and shrink in winter when the ground is hard. Some subspecies have knees that make a clicking noise when they walk so the animals can stay together in a blizzard. blog.nwf.org/2010/12/rein…
In 1972, a blizzard dumped 26 feet of snow on southern Iran en.wikipedia.org/wiki/197…
In 1884 the mining town of Animas Forks, CO, experienced a 23 day blizzard that buried the town under 25 feet of snow. The townspeople dug tunnels from home to home to get by. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
In 2011, Newark Mayor Cory Booker was named a "superhero with a shovel" for personally responding to his constituents’ pleas for help following a blizzard. Months later, he rescued a woman from a burning house. bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-c…
On the first splashdown by a Soviet crew, the Soyuz capsule landed in the middle of blizzard ,punched through a frozen lake, went fully underwater and the lake above them froze over partially requiring an intense rescue operation lasting 9 hours under βˆ’22 Β°C. spacefacts.de/mission/eng…
Earlier in 2018 there was a blizzard in Hawaii usatoday.com/story/weathe…
Artic Explorer Peter Freuchen was caught in a terrible blizzard and buried under a thick layer of snow and ice. When he couldn't claw his way out, Freuchen whittled his own frozen feces into a knife and used it to chisel his way through. listener.co.nz/culture/hu…
Today I learned of Togo, the real hero dog of the Serum run to Nome in 1925 who ran more then any other sled team (including Balto's) saved his teams lives by going through a blizzard blind and crossing breaking ice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tog…
The deadliest blizzard in history took place February 1972, in Iran. Up to 26 feet (7.9m) of snow fell over a week in some regions and approx. 4,000 people died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/197…
Alfred Wegener, the father of Continental Drift (which became plate tectonics) and a pioneer in paleoclimatology died lost in a blizzard on an expedition. His theories were ridiculed until decades later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
The only non-military dog to be awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery, was a collie named Sheila. In 1944 she tracked down 4 injured US airmen on a mountain during a blizzard, after their B-17 crashed. She led locals to their location, who evacuated them before the bombs detonated shorty after. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She…
The Donner party was but a single day from crossing the mountains to safety in California when a blizzard would strike, trapping them for months. Several would resort to cannibalism. They had added weeks to their journey by taking an unproven cutoff. youtube.com/watch?v=Mb7MP…
Charlotte Fox nearly died on Mt. Everest in the "Into Thin Air" blizzard. Her boyfriend had died a few years earlier while ice climbing. She then married a man who would later die while paragliding. nytimes.com/2018/06/08/ob…
On Scott's doomed Antarctic expedition, Lawrence Oates sacrificed his life when his ill health began to compromise his companions’ chances of survival. Walking into a blizzard he said: β€œI am going outside and may be some time.” Scott said it was the β€œact of a brave man and an English gentleman.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law…
Jeff Kaplan, creator of the popular video game Overwatch, was a failed creative writing major and got sucked into Everquest while unemployed where he was noticed in his guild and invited to Blizzard to apply for a job as a quest master. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jef…
New York City officials admitted they forgot about a stalled train during the 2010 blizzard, which left dozens of passengers stranded for 7 hours. The subway chief said at a hearing they simply "forgot about that train." nbcnewyork.com/news/local…
Norway invests 60% of its oil fund of $855 billion in equity in non-Norwegian companies like Apple, Activision Blizzard and CBS Corporation nbim.no/en/the-fund/marke…
During the blizzard of 1888, New York City set up police checkpoints to prevent frostbite by rubbing snow around the ears of pedestrians whose ears looked too white. nytimes.com/2006/12/31/ny…
For Aprils fools in 2014 Blizzard announced a game called "Blizzard Outcasts" which was played with a controller called the "Fight Stick". The "Fight Stick" had 32 buttons, an in-built credit card reader and an ergonomic design. us.blizzard.com/en-us/gam…
Today I learned of the Blizzard of '77 that dropped as much as 8 feet of new snow in some areas of upper New York state and left some homes and roads covered by snow drifts up to 30 feet high. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bli…
Robin Williams was a self-described hardcore gamer and enjoyed playing Warcraft. After his death, Blizzard created an NPC in WoW to commemorate him. wowhead.com/npc=88216/rob…
One of the co-founders of Blizzard Entertainment (and CEO of Blizzard) - Mike Morhaime... Is worth $1.8 Billion. That's more than all the Top Hollywood executives combined. networthpost.com/michael-…
The word "blizzard" has a specific, technical definition. The National Weather Service defines a blizzard as a snowstorm with sustained 35 mph (56 kph) winds with visibility under 1/4 mile (400m) lasting at least three hours. accuweather.com/en/weathe…
Blizzard Entertainment gives awesome swords and shields to its five- and ten-year employees us.blizzard.com/en-us/com…
"Teen Titans Go!" was one out of three of the most viewed television shows and other media to contribute to a record setting 1.3 million simultaneous Xfinity On-Demand viewings during the January 2016 United States blizzard. money.cnn.com/2016/01/25/…
Today I learned of The blizzard of 1949, a massive winter storm that caused 30 foot snow drifts, 60 mph winds, and -40 degree temperatures. youtube.com/watch?v=gl6Iz…
Today I learned of Peter Freuchen. A Danish explorer, author, journalist and anthropologist, who at one point he got stuck under a blizzard, and used his own feces to fashion a dagger with which he free himself. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
The blizzard (aka Bomb Cyclone Grayson) that hit the NorthEast cause floodwaters in Boston to ice over and trap several cars theweathernetwork.com/us/…
Blizzard Entertainment staff formed a band based on World of Warcraft, featuring the company president & co-founder, artwork director, and lead game programmers - also performing live shows at Blizzcon. wowwiki.wikia.com/wiki/El…
On one day, January 13th, 1982, Washington DC was hit by a blizzard, a subway derailment and a plane crash. blogs.weta.org/boundaryst…
Today I learned of Peter Freuchen who used his own frozen feces to make a dagger to save himself from a blizzard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
During a blizzard in 1996, the Orlando Magic, Marilyn Manson, and the cast of Sesame Street Live were all stranded in a hotel together nytimes.com/1996/01/09/sp…
The Vin Diesel film "A Man Apart" was originally titled "Diablo", until they were sued by Blizzard Entertainment for infringement on the game's name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_M…
The Great Blizzard of 1888 was the biggest blizzard from the American history. It brought on 50 inches of snow in several states and a total of 200 ships were destroyed historyofdisasters.com/ho…
Some Airbnb hosts tried to rent out an igloo in New York. The $200-per-night listing, constructed after a blizzard, was quickly removed from the site. brokelyn.com/coolest-rent…
A Man once escaped from a blizzard shelter by cutting his way out of it with a knife fashioned from his own feces. kottke.org/14/01/peter-fr…
Blizzard sued a woman running her own private WoW server, in which she sold items through PayPal, for $88,594,539.00 and won. arstechnica.com/gaming/20…
In 1952, 222 passengers were marooned for days on a train at Donner Pass above Lake Tahoe in a massive blizzard in the California Sierra when their train hit a snow bank. Two rescuers died trying to reach them. All passengers survived. youtu.be/e-Yew1UQuQE
Today I learned of the first Chinese-American Marine, Lt. Kurt Chew-Een Lee, who in 1950, while fighting Chinese troops (aiding N. Korea) during a blizzard, yelled phrases in Mandarin to locate and confuse the Chinese. This deception enabled his unit to take the enemy base despite being greatly outnumbered. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
The deadliest blizzard in recorded history occurred in Iran in 1972 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/197…
Blizzard owns its own record label called Azeroth Music and that they sell their music just as any other artist on various sites. musicbrainz.org/label/01e…
Blizzard entertainment developed a superman game in the 90s for sunsoft segaretro.org/The_Death_a…
Nora Roberts wrote more than 225 novels and was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She began to write during a winter blizzard while housebound with her two small boys with "little else to do" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
Vivendi, the owners of Blizzard Entertainment at the time World of Warcraft was released, was created in 1853 by an imperial decree of Napoleon III (who is different from Napoleon Bonaparte) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viv…
In 1912, 3 men on a doomed Antarctic exploration were only 11 miles from an exit/supply depot, but 10 days of blizzards trapped them in their tent, where they spent their time writing farewell letters before dying. "These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale..." theguardian.com/uk/2011/s…
Today I Learned that during the 1966 blizzard, New York City's streets were left unplowed for days because nearly 40 percent of the city’s snow removal equipment was defective due to bad maintenance cityroom.blogs.nytimes.co…
The 1972 Iran Blizzard, which caused approximately 4,000 deaths, was the deadliest blizzard in recorded history. Dropping as much as 26 feet (7.9 m) of snow, it completely covered 200 villages. After a snowfall lasting nearly a week, an area the size of Wisconsin was entirely buried in snow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bli…
Today I learned of the Armistice Day Blizzard which was responsible for taking 49 human lives and about 1.5 million turkeys intended for Thanksgiving dinner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
When director Uwe Boll offered to direct the Warcraft movie, Blizzard responded, "We will not sell the movie rights...not to you, especially not to you". shacknews.com/article/523…
40 years ago today, the deadliest blizzard in recorded history began. 4,000 people died, because no on was prepared for 26 feet of snow... in Iran. famousdaily.com/history/i…
A total of 12 video game producing companies have been founded by former Blizzard Entertainment employees, including ArenaNet, the founding company of the Guild Wars Franchise, and Carbine Studios, which made the MMO WildStar en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bli…
When David Blaine's wife was going into labor, there were no cars on the road due to the blizzard, so they hailed a snowplow to take them to the nearest hospital en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
The Blizzard game Diablo was originally pitched as a turn-based game graybeardgames.com/downlo…
On January 23, 1902, when a group of Imperial Japanese Army soldiers became lost in a blizzard on the Hakkōda Mountains in Aomori, Japan. The 199 deaths during a single ascent make it the world's largest mountaineering disaster in the modern history of mountain climbing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hak…
In 1620, a massive blizzard in Scotland caused 20,000 sheep to freeze to death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esk…
When Uwe Boll made a bid to direct the upcoming Warcraft movie, Blizzard Entertainment's reply was "We will not sell the movie rights, not to you… especially not to you." (according to Boll) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
The deadliest recorded blizzard killed 4000 people, burying an entire village and dumping 26 FEET of snow wisegeek.com/what-is-the-…
The only blizzard ever in Louisville, KY was 38 years ago on January 26, 1978. It was termed the worst snow in over 100 years. Some school districts in Louisville were closed for over 1 month. wlky.com/weather/The-only…
The Armistice Day Blizzard took place in Wisconsin on November 11, 1940, and killed 145 people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
Blizzard gave thanks to Scott Adams, James Cameron, Carl Sagan, and many others in Starcraft I's credits. imdb.com/title/tt0217061/…
Blizzard turned down a request from Uwe Boll to direct Warcraft saying, "We will not sell the movie rights … especially not to you ... a bad movie would destroy that ongoing income" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uwe…
John Muir once survived an overnight blizzard on Mount Shasta by lying in the hot sulfur springs found near the summit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
Today I learned of the "Great Race of Mercy," 20 mushers and over 150 dogs undertook a 674-mile journey in blizzard conditions to save Nome, Alaska from a diphtheria epidemic after aircraft proved unusable. The serum arrived in 5 and a half days, a feat that has never been duplicated. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/192…
Danish giant Peter Freuchen, a renowned author and explorer in the early 20th century, escaped from a snowed-in blizzard shelter using a knife he fashioned out of his own frozen feces. kottke.org/14/01/peter-fr…
Blizzard through the Make-A-Wish foundation, gave Ezra, a 10 year old battling cancer, a tour of the studio where he met the dev team and got to make his own special items, quests, and NPCs that are in the game today. ocregister.com/news/chatt…
The 1972 Iran Blizzard dumped up to 26 feet (8 meters) of snow in southern Iran. Whole villages died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/197…
A "Blizzard" requires wind gusts of 35 mph and visibility of < 1/4 mile for at least 3 hours. Everything else is just a snow storm. dosomething.org/us/facts/…
235 schoolchildren died in the Midwestern U.S. in 1888 as a result of an unexpected blizzard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
Blizzard released a patch for Diablo II in 2011, over 11 years after the game was first released. diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Pat…
Today I learned of the supreme sacrifice of Captain Lawrence Oates of the Terror Nova North Pole Expedition. His last words before walking out into a blizzard "I am just going outside and may be some time." | EnglishClub englishclub.com/ref/esl/Q…
During the terrible blizzard of 1888 in NYC, Theodore Roosevelt trudged dozens of blocks to keep an appointment. When he arrived, he learned that the other person had not shown up. Roosevelt turned around, walked back home, and wrote a note remarking ''I presume the blizzard kept you at home.'' nytimes.com/1988/01/14/ar…
Today I learned of Bana Top, the highest battlefield in the world at 22,143 feet which was named in honor of Nb.Subedar Bana Singh whose unit climbed an ice wall of 460 feet in a blizzard to capture it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Iran Blizzard of February 1972 resulted in the deaths of approximately 4,000 people. Making it the deadliest blizzard in history. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
In 1940, pilots Max Conrad and John R. Bean saved stranded duck hunters caught by the deadly Armistice Day Blizzard by flying up and down the Mississippi River, locating hunters and dropping supplies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…

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