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.
10 Funny and Uplifting Hurricane Sandy Songs
Although New York and New Jersey were dealt a striking blow thanks to "Frankenstorm" Sandy, one of the best ways to entertain yourself while the power's out and to find solace in this horrible natural disaster is through the use of music. Occasionally, many of these videos will be funny to…
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.
George Lucas Plans to Donate Disney Money to Charity
While many 'Star Wars' fans have mixed emotions over George Lucas and Disney's deal, the much-maligned director announced plans on making a charitable donation with the $4 billion he scored from the Mouse House in the deal.
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…
5 Actors Who Could Play Batman in the Reboot
Even though Christian Bale nailed the role of Bruce Wayne and Batman in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, let's face it: Warner Brothers is going to reboot the character and it will probably happen sooner rather than later. Since Christian Bale will not star in any Batman movie not directed b…
Texas University to Offer Class in Skyrim
Prestigious Rice University in Houston, Texas, has fulfilled the dream of many a gamer by offering a chance to study video games in school. Their new junior level class is called 'Scandinavian Fantasy: Old Norse Sagas and Skyrim' and will be taught by Professor Donna Beth Ellard.
10 Real Life Witches, Warlocks, and Vampires
During the Halloween season, we are constantly inundated with fictional witches, warlocks, and vampires; from 'Twilight' to 'True Blood' to 'Harry Potter,' Hollywood loves a good tale about these preternatural creatures. Not all witches and vampires are sparkly, imagina…
Amber ‘DJ AJ’ Jacobs Is World’s Youngest DJ
The Guinness World Records has named Amber Jacobs (aka DJ AJ) the youngest DJ on the airwaves. At the tender age of six, the precocious Amber is making headlines for sharing the music that she loves on air for listeners to enjoy and is already an internet sensation.
Physicists Trying to Prove That We Live in ‘The Matrix’
When Silas Beane and his team of researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany heard about Oxford Professor Nick Bostrom's 2003 theory that we may be living in a computer-simulated world similar to the hit sci-fi movie 'The Matrix,' they decided to test that theory and see if …
The Five Creepiest Castles in Europe
Next time you're vacationing in Europe and would like to see some spine-tingling locations who are known for having spooks as their inhabitants, check out these terrifying castles. Who knows? That mysterious knock and the chill in the air may just herald the arrival of a long-departed resident.…
Man Spent 800 Hours on Amazing Lego Batcave
If you've ever wanted to own a custom-made Batcave, check out this gorgeous LEGO replica that was unveiled at the Emerald City Comic-Con earlier this year and drool in envy.
The 10 Most Haunted Places in America
As Halloween draws near, shut the lights off, grab your pet, a well-worn blanket, and curl up to read about some of the most spine-tingling and frightening places on Earth. As the ghost stories of each place draw you in, be aware of that disembodied footstep or strange rapping noise-it may just be a…
Air Force Releases Declassified Flying Saucer Plans
The truth is out there! Well, sort of. The 'X-Files' gang were partially right: the National Archives recently published declassified "flying saucer" schematics and the details of the project, dubbed "Project 1974" that hailed from the 1950s.