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Chicago’s Floating Skyscrapers May Be A Mirage, But They Are Cool To See [Video]

Because of the curvature of the earth, it's impossible to see the Chicago skyline from Southwest Michigan, right?

Think again. A strange mirage cause by thermal inversion allows Chicago's skyscrapers to seemingly 'float' on Lake Michigan and a Michigan resident has captured some stunning videos of the effect.

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Oli Scarff/Getty Images
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When You Probably Should Skip the Flip Flops

Now that the weather’s getting warmer, most of us are probably breaking out our flip flops with dreams of not putting socks on for another three to four months. But let’s face it, as much as we may love them, flip flops aren’t exactly appropriate everywhere. And they’re also not that great for our feet.

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Here’s What It’s Like To Get Hit By An Avalanche At 22,000 Feet [Video]

The devastating earthquake in Nepal was felt on the peaks of the Himalayas, including the Mt. Everest base camp, where German climber Jost Kobusch recorded his team being overwhelmed by the resulting avalanche. This is some scary stuff.

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Statewide Tornado Drill Planned for Michigan on Thursday

State police and emergency management officials are asking Michigan residents to take part in a statewide tornado drill this week.

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A Guide to Every Morel Mushroom Festival In 2015

Until you've had these tasty and tender 'shrooms lightly pan fried in butter, you can't possibly understand why people get this worked up over a fungus. 

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Thunderstorms Seen From Space Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine

If you survived the brutally cold winter we're still trying to get over, then you know how powerful Mother Nature can be. Not that you needed it, but here's another reminder.

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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Lake Michigan Ice Floe Is Beautiful, Terrifying at Same Time [Video]

The big lake continues its annual melt as we move toward April, and this video of Lake Michigan ice floes pushing through Green Bay, Wis., on Sunday is a wonderful look at the power of nature.

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Harald Richter/NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)
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Do You Have a Plan for Severe Weather?

This is the beginning of severe weather in West Michigan.

Do you have a plan of action for you and your family?

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A satellite view of the southern half of Lake Michigan this winter when a record for ice coverage was set. (Photo: NASA)
A satellite view of the southern half of Lake Michigan this winter when a record for ice coverage was set. (Photo: NASA)
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Beautiful Footage of Lake Michigan Ice Melt Off Coast of Grand Haven [Video]

Nik Henderson from Village Studio and his friend, Marcus Rietsma, took their camera drone out for a flight above the Lake Michigan shoreline in Grand Haven to capture some stunning footage of the ice melt in progress.

While this is gorgeous, I still can't wait until I'm out at City Beach lying in the sand while knocking back an Oberon.

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Aurora Borealis Lights Up West Michigan Skies [Video/Photos]

A coronal emission from the sun set off an Aurora Borealis light display seen over most of the northern tier of the United States -- including Michigan -- late last night into this morning.

I feel awful because I failed to get up early like I had planned to view the light show. Thankfully, many in West Michigan packed a camera and shared their beautiful photos on social media.

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Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
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St. Patrick’s Night Skies Might Get Green Tint from Northern Lights [Infographic/Photos]

NASA is reporting that a coronal mass ejection -- it sounds messy, but it's not -- will give Michigan residents a pretty good shot at seeing the Aurora Borealis light up the northern skies tonight, capping St. Patrick's Day with a green light show this evening.

The further north you go, the better your chance of seeing it, but greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan residents may get a view if the skies stay clear, The Grand Rapids Press/MLive Media Group reports.

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Homemade Luge Track Brings Out the Best of Winter

In the latest example of embracing winter, a man on YouTube showed the world -- and Mother Nature -- that plenty of fun can be had, despite the deep freeze a good part of the country has been suffering through the last few weeks.

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