Amanda Ferris graduated with a 3.5 GPA and a B.A. in English from Wagner College in May of 2009, and has since written for several different websites and magazines.These publications include NearSay.com. New York Family, The Camel Clutch Blog, Silhouette Urban Mind-Body Fitness's official site, and 2Blue Media Group. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching dance, going to museums, reading, and volunteering at the Love Wanted Pet Adoption events in Brooklyn. Amanda is a founding member of the Boulevard Books Creative Wring Group and she can also be seen reading her poetry at the Tom Kane Boulevard Bards Open Mic sessions as well.
Robotic Mannequins Are Being Used to Spy on Shoppers
If you ever get a creepy feeling that the mannequins in the department store are watching you, you just might be right. Some fashion brands are now using mannequins equipped with technology used to identify criminals at airports to watch shoppers at their stores.
‘Right Behind Me’ Supercut Is a Collection of Awkward Moments
This hilarious YouTube video, created by Plot Point Productions, is the pretty much the very definition of "awkward moment." We've all been there: we're riled up and trash talking someone and then gulp! Turns out they've been standing right behind you all along. Awkw…
Duke University Creates ‘Harry Potter’ Style Invisibility Cloak
If you're a fan of J.K. Rowling's hit 'Harry Potter' series, you must have longed for your own invisibility cloak so that you could go off on your own magical adventures just like Harry himself. But invisibility cloaks are merely fictional, right? Wrong!
The 10 Coolest Fictional Pets
You might think you have the greatest pet in the world, but that's probably because you don't watch much TV. Instead of a cat that secretly hates you, fictional pets can be dragons or loyal household animals who stick by your side as you step out into the great unknown, rather than eating …
‘Angry Birds Star Wars’ Is the Cartoon Mash-Up You’re Looking For
In one of the more bizarre yet cooler crossovers, the 'Angry Birds: Star Wars' game is now available for purchase. The trailer begins with an homage to 'Star Wars: A New Hope' as two Angry Birds, one dressed as Luke Skywalker and the other as Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, enter the…
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Discovers Superman’s Home Planet
Superman's home planet Krytpon isn't fictional anymore! Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has discovered the real-life counterpart to the planet that is so deeply embedded in the 'Superman' canon.
Watch Air New Zealand’s ‘Hobbit’-Themed Safety Video
In anticipation of the release of part one of 'The Hobbit,' Air New Zealand has teamed up with the special effects team WETA to create a 'Hobbit'-themed safety video.
8 Urban Legends That Would Make Great Movies
Please Lord, not another exorcism movie! The world has seen enough 'Paranormal Activity,' too. We know how Hollywood-types love to take stuff that's already out there and make it into movies, rather than come up with their own stories, so we thought we'd offer up these urban lege…
The Science Behind a Zombie Apocalypse
If you're one of the many who are eagerly anticipating a zombie apocalypse, or even just a big fan of 'The Walking Dead,' this video explains how zombies could potentially be created and how accurate most of the fictional zombies are.
The 10 Most Obvious Tweets From the Hurricane Sandy Twitter
It seems to be tradition that whenever a major hurricane is bearing down on NYC and the rest of the Eastern seaboard, memes and spoof Twitter accounts will invariable pop up. However, the funniest Twitter account for the Frankenstorm, aka Hurricane Sandy is run by Elijah Daniel and will keep you lau…