Author: Amy Davis

Hi, I’m Amy. I like long walks in the graveyard, horror movies, comic books, and bringing you the latest in nerd-centric news.

Last week, a wedding in Tracy, CA went viral. San Joaquin County Sheriff deputies were responding to a noise complaint, but instead joined the party.The video is from a Punjabi wedding, which traditionally lasts for days. While neighbors were welcome to come and given a heads up about the noise, someone still called the cops. Newlywed Marvinder Toor was the one who answered the door for Officer Daniel De Lashmutt and his fellow officers. Toor agreed to turn down the music on one condition. “I went back to the sheriff and said ‘Come join come party with us,'” he said.…

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revoked YouTuber Trevor Jacob’s private pilot certificate. Last year, Jacob posted a video titled “I Crashed My Plane.” The video shows him piloting a plane over the Los Padres National Forest. He claimed with the intent of spreading the ashes of friend Johnny Strange over the Sierra Nevada mountain. Strange passed away in 2015 while he was BASE jumping.  The video goes on to show Jacob cursing when a propeller stops spinning. He eventually opens the plane’s door, jumps out, and parachutes down. This is all recorded via a selfie stick he was holding. …

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A Kentucky man has won a $450,000 lawsuit against his former employer for throwing him an unwanted birthday party. The trouble started in 2019 when Gravity Diagnostics held a party for Kevin Berling’s birthday. Problem is; Berling had requested they not celebrate due to an anxiety disorder. A reasonable accommodation, the company can save a few bucks on a cake and streamers. No problem, right? Unfortunately “the person who was responsible for the birthday parties who he talked to flat-out forgot about his request,” Berling’s attorney, Tony Buche, said. The person in charge of parties “didn’t do it to be…

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Move over Mars- Jupiter’s moon Europa may be the most likely place to have aliens! Europa has a huge liquid ocean sitting under a sheet of ice. And as we know, where there is water, there is often life. Even though the moon is only one-fourth the diameter of Earth, its ocean may have twice as much water as our planet. Research that supports this theory is being done right here on earth. Data collected on an ice sheet in Greenland showed characteristics similar to the one on Europa. When researchers applied ice-penetrating radar, results showed the formation of a…

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While the quality of the other entries into the “Blair Witch” franchise are debatable, the impact of the first film is not up for discussion. 2000’s “Book Of Shadows: Blair Witch 2” took a much more polished and meta approach to the story. This stylistic 180 elicited everything from praise to outright contempt from critics and movie goers alike. 2016’s reboot the “Blair Witch” even attempted to repeat the wildly successful marketing campaign of the original. Only this time instead of inventing a folk tale on message boards. This one was shot in secret. The Adam Wingard-directed film was originally…

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The Museum of the Moving Image is opening a “The Walking Dead” exhibit in New York City this summer. Titled “Living with The Walking Dead,” the exhibit will showcase original costumes, props, concept art, storyboards, scripts, and a lot of prosthetic makeup. Of course this all comes around just in time for the show’s final 8 episodes. The Museum of the Moving Image aims to explore several key elements of the show. Including its origin, production, and undeniable cultural impact. The museum says this will be via several screenings and other public events. “Over 11 seasons and 177 episodes, The…

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In March, Netflix suspended its service in Russia in protest of the country’s unlawful and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. With this move, the streaming giant joined a growing list of western companies that have left since the start of Russia’s aggression.  The law firm of Chernyshov, Lukoyanov & Partners is now launching a class action suit against Netflix. This motion was filed with the Khamovnichesky district court of Moscow on behalf of subscribers. “The reason for the lawsuit was a violation of Russian users’ rights due to Netflix’s unilateral refusal to provide services in Russia,” the firm stated. They are…

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Earlier this month, Ferrero USA recalled two Kinder brand products in the United States. This was in response to 150 children in Europe and the UK becoming infected with salmonella via the treats. On April 11th, Ferrero Canada Ltd. announced an expanded recall on dozens more Kinder products. Some of these items are part of the initial outbreak in Europe. Luckily, as of April 11th, no illnesses in Canada are tied to the product. The contamination was found in mid-December during an internal analysis of the Arlon, Belgium facility. The origin point was traced to a filter at the outlet…

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PEN America reported on April 7th that more than 1,000 book titles were banned from U.S. classrooms and school libraries in the last nine months. PEN America describes their mission as working “to ensure that people everywhere have the freedom to create literature, to convey information and ideas, to express their views, and to access the views, ideas, and literatures of others.” This mission led to an investigation into the sudden spike of book bannings across the United States’ education system. They compiled this information into a database that shows some alarming trends. PEN’s index lists 1,586 instances of individual…

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