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Convertible Sleeping Bags Turn Into Insulated Tents For The Homeless

A team of students devised a compact, low-cost shelter for homeless people during winter.

Image via College of Engineering/Carnegie Mellon University.

When blizzards line up to rip through the Northeast, schools close, flights are canceled, and people even board up their houses. Though missions and homeless shelters do what they can to provide safety to those who have no homes to go to, thousands of people still have to weather the cold outside.

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Snowpocalypse! Blizzaster! We’re Buried in Snow-perbole

The only thing more impressive than this winter's recent snowfall has been the hyperbolic language we've used to describe it.

The only thing more impressive than this winter's recent snowfall has been the hyperbolic language we've used to describe it. SnOMG!

We live in an era of creative exaggeration. Everywhere you look, there’s an ice cream-pocalypse, a TV Guide-mageddon, or a Gaga-pocalypse (in honor of Lady Gaga’s eggy Grammy performance). In fact, we are ever on the verge of an exaggeration-pocalypse or hyperbole-mageddon, based on how much we love those suffixes.

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The Best Time Lapse Video of the Boxing Day Blizzard Amazing Time Lapse Video of Snopocalypse 2010

This could be the best illustration of the power of the Northeast blizzard: an impressive time lapse video mostly of patio furniture.

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