When hurricane Irene failed to flood Manhattan as predicted over the weekend, many called the evacuation an overreaction to media hype - one local told the New York Times he was "embarrassed." But scientists and civil engineers say the city's response made good sense.
Yesterday, Spider-Man inexplicably went down to Hampton, Virginia to surf during the middle of Hurricane Irene. His motivation? To show people that a costume and a good attitude can conquer extreme weather. Or something. My favorite part of this clip is when he jogs off as fast as a spider can.
Hurricane Irene, which satellite observations reveal is already a third the size of the U.S. East Coast, has already smashed through the Bahamas and is bearing down on Florida. It's expected to slam the southeast for the next few days, working its way up to New York and eventually becoming a torrential rainstorm in…