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Nuclear Test USA - Badger
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Would Buffalo Survive a Nuke?

If you grew up in Buffalo during and up until the end of the Cold War you knew that Western New York (and specifically Niagara Falls due to the power it supplies for the East Coast) were on the then Soviet Union (Old Bad Guys) nuclear target list...

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Queen Latifah Is Producing a Show for the Travel Channel

Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit will produce a new show for the Travel Channel called 'The Best Place To Be.'

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Close Up Of An Adult Female And Nymph Tick Is Shown June 15 2001 On A Fingertip Ticks
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How to Control Common Western New York Pests [VIDEOS]

While seeding my lawn the other day I saw a dead mouse by the shed. I did put poison in there and it appears to have done it's job. What are the most common pests found in Western New York State and how do you control them? Here are a few tips.

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First Air-Conditioning System Originated at a Buffalo Company!

It was back in 1902 that a young engineer named Willis Carrier had prepared a set of mechanical drawings for his new employer, the Buffalo Forge Company, that would solve a problem that had long plagued printers and other 'hot' companies. The humidity in the air was not good for printing presses and something had to be done.

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Did You Know Tonawanda Was Once a Lake?!

Here's something I bet you didn't know: 10,000 years ago Tonawanda and the surrounding areas were covered by a massive lake!

The lake was located on the south side of the Niagara Escarpment east of the current location of the Niagara River in between Early Lake Erie and a Glacial Lake Iroquois (which would become Lake Ontario) to the north...

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How To Spider Proof Your Home [VIDEO]

We live near Lake Erie and the air is moist. There are lots of spiders congregating on my house when it becomes warm out. My wife had me killing about four a day last year so this year I'm taking action. I don't want spiders on my house, they are gross and they freak my family out.

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Letchworth State Park Viewed From Space From the ISS

Here's another cool find from the International Space Station from the NASA website of Letchworth State Park from last winter.

If you follow this link, you can actually zoom-in to pieces of the photo, or just go to the NASA page and kill countless hours (but it will LOOK like you're working)

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Photo, Nasa.gov
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Buffalo From Space?! Check Out Niagara Falls and Lake Erie Space Photos

This is fantastic! If you need to kill some time, the NASA website is where you can find pictures from the International Space Station!

Naturally, I wanted to see if I could find my house from space, so I looked up Buffalo on the search and boom...

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Germany Faces Shortage Of Child Day Care Capacity
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Lockport Company Creating 41 New Jobs at Their Manufacturing Facility

It always good news when talking about local companies growing. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently told us that Moley Magnetics of Lockport is creating 41 new jobs and keeping 19 jobs at their facility. Moley Magnetics Incorporated is a manufacturer and supplier of heavy duty commercial construction equipment...and they're growing!

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Apple Company Logo, Madrid
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HOAX ALERT — ‘Retro Mode’ on iPhone (Don’t Try It!)

There's a rumor running around that if you re-set the date on your iPhone to January 1, 1970 and reboot, you will unlock a secret "Retro Mode"...

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ThinkStock / Oleksiy Mark
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Amherst Holds Town Hall Meeting on ‘Vault Apps’

If the technology your kids have access to has your head spinning, you're not alone.  In the Mix Morning Rush studio, we always joke that if you're confused about something on your cool new smartphone, hand it to a 4-year-old – they'll figure it out in less than a minute...

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CFP National Championship - Alabama v Clemson
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Buffalo Area Company Makes Super Bowl 50 Pylon Cameras !

Just one of the MANY reasons you're watching the Super Bowl this year....may be the actual game.

(I kid, I kid....I know that's the MAIN reason, right...

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