Manhattanhenge And Why You Should See It!

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(PCM) For those that may not know, Manhattanhenge occurs when the sunset aligns perfectly with the city of Manhattan’s grid. It only occurs four times per year, twice with a full sun and twice with a half sun, and all four times the sun full illuminates both the north and south sides of every cross street in the boroughs grid.

Manahattanhenge was named by Neil deGrasse Tyson and he has declared it to be “a unique urban phenomenon in the world, if not the universe”. Neil deGrasse Tyson has also offered up several tips about just how to get the perfect photo and view of this unique phenomenon. 

He says, “Position yourself as far east in Manhattan as possible. But ensure that when you look west across the avenues you can still see New Jersey. Clear cross streets include 14th, 23rd, 34th. 42nd, 57th, and several streets adjacent to them. The Empire State building and the Chrysler building render 34th street and 42nd streets especially striking vistas.”

The dates and times for Manhattanhenge 2015 can be found below and be sure to arrive about 30 minutes early to ensure yourself a good viewing spot. 

Half Sun on the Grid
Friday, May 29 8:12 P.M. EDT
Monday, July 13 8:21 P.M. EDT

Full Sun on the Grid
Saturday, May 30 8:12 P.M. EDT
Sunday, July 12 8:20 P.M. EDT

 

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Spooky Charlie Charlie Challenge Takes Social Media By Storm

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(PCM) The latest internet craze has teens attempting to summon a Mexican demon named Charlie by partaking the “Charlie, Charlie Challenge” using two pencils and some notebook paper. Using the hash tag #CharlieCharlieChallenge, teens are posting videos of their attempt at the game all over social media. 

To attempt to summon the demon, you place two pencils in the form of a cross on a sheet of paper, with 
“yes” and “no” written in four boxes. Then after asking “Charlie” a question, you await his response in the form of the pencil moving to either the “yes” or the “no” box on the paper. It is kind of like a simplified taken on the famous Ouija Board. 

According to many sources the game actually has absolutely nothing to do with Mexican folklore, as experts say that most Mexican “so-called” demons are American inventions. Either way, teens and superstitious types are getting incredibly freaked out by the game. 

 

Obviously, once the questions “Charlie, Charlie are you there?” and “Charlie, Charlie, do you want to play?” are asked, the pencil is surely going to move just based on the way that it is balanced, but that thought is not enough to keep teens from running screaming from the room. Part of this urban legend also says that if you stop playing before Charlie is ready than it can lead to hauntings and other other unpleasant happenings.  

The simplified #CharlieCharlieChallenge also appeared to be a take on the Mexican game “Six Pencils” which may be where the folklore aspect got a bit warped. 

 

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The First Trailer for Kurt Cobain Documentary Soaked in Bleach Poses Alarming Questions

SoakedinBleach_Poster(PCM) It’s been over twenty years since the lead singer of Nirvana and grunge rock king Kurt Cobain was found with a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head in his home in Seattle, and many still question the investigation and circumstances leading up to Cobain’s untimely demise. Act of Valor producer Benjamin Statler is one of those people still seeking answers in his directorial debut, Soaked in Bleach.

Soaked in Blood reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain’s death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband (Kurt Cobain) only days before his deceased body was found at their Seattle home.

Cobain’s death was ruled a suicide by the police (a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound), but doubts have circulated for twenty years as to the legitimacy of this ruling, especially due to the work of Mr. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff’s detective, who did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could very well have occurred.

The film develops as a narrative mystery with cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses and the examination of official artifacts from the 1994 case.

Written, produced, and directed by Benjamin Statler along with co-writers/co-producers Richard Middleton (The Artist) and Donnie Eichar (Victory Over Darkness), Soaked in Bleach stars Tyler Bryan (Shark Night 3D) as Kurt Cobain, Daniel Roebuck (The Fugitive) as Tom Grant, Sarah Scott (Haunted Boat) as Courtney Love, and August Emerson (In Time) as Dylan Carlson.

Soaked in Bleach will be available for download on June 11, 2015. Click here to pre-order and Facebook, Twitter, and SoakedinBleachtheMovie.com for more info!

Why Do Pennies Symbolize Good Luck?

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(PCM) Many of you may not know, but May 23rd is Lucky Penny Day, but just why are pennies so lucky in the first place? Why not a lucky dime … or even a lucky quarter? There are several myths about just why the penny symbolizes good fortune and we are here to break down a few of the most popular legends and myths. 

Many people are aware of the adage “See a penny. Pick it up. All day long, you’ll have good luck” however, did you know that picking up a penny that is not face-up could have just the opposite effect. Also, once you go ahead and pick up that penny, many feel that is your sign to pay it forward and pass along the penny to a friend to bring them some good fortune as well. 

In early days people believed the metal was a gift from the gods which was given to man as a protection against evil forces. This in turn eventually led to the belief that metal brought about good luck causing people to begin carrying around a “lucky penny” or coin in their pocket.  In the Victorian era, brides began placing pennies in their shoes as a replacement for a silver sixpence which was incredibly difficult to find.  It was believed that the penny would bring wealth and good fortune to the newlywed bride and groom. 

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Lucky Penny Day such as starting a lucky penny jar for your kitchen, placing the first penny you receive in a day in your pocket with the belief that it will attract more throughout the day, placing a penny in the bottom of your shoe to bring about good fortune for the day and of course visiting your nearest wishing well or fountain and tossing a penny over your left shoulder into the water while making a wish. 

Another idea is to put the phrase “A penny for your thoughts” into use and when you see someone lost in thought, break out your lucky penny, hand it over to them in exchange for sharing whatever is on their mind. No doubt this could lead some absolutely fascinating stories and interactions. Give it a try! 

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The New Theatrical and International Trailers for Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak

Crimson_Peak(PCM) Universal Pictures dropped two new trailers, a theatrical and an international trailer, for Guillermo del Toro’s supernatural mystery, Crimson Peak, opening in 2D and IMAX theaters nationwide October 16.

Starring Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, Only Lovers Left Alive), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, The Help), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, Stoker), and Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, Sons of Anarchy), Crimson Peak comes from the screenplay by director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim) and Matthew Robbins (Mimic, The Sugarland Express).

The official synopsis reads: “When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak.”

From the trailers, it’s clear that Mia Wasikowska plays the young woman, swept away by Tom Hiddleston, the seductive stranger. It’s also clear that the synopsis is holding something major back, like an insanely haunted house filled with more than just secrets; rotting corpses pulling themselves out of the floors and large locked vats containing some unknown horrors are among just a few of the terrifying secrets of Crimson Peak. 

The new trailers boasts beautiful costumes and a dark foreboding atmosphere, check them out below!

Visit CrimsonPeak.legendary.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for more info!

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But Was He Cooked With The Tuna? Worker Dies In Bumble Bee Foods Oven

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(PCM) Two workers from Bumble Bee Foods are being charged in the 2012 death of a co-worker, 62-year old Jose Melena, who was burned to death in a tuna oven. 

Melena was working inside the large 35-ft long oven at the company’s location in Santa Fe Springs, California when the oven was suddenly filled with tuna and switched on. The employees claim they thought Melena was using the restroom at the time of the incident. 

About two hours later, a supervisor noticed that Melena was missing and a search was conducted. Tragically, they discovered Melena’s severely burned body in the oven, which had reached a temperature of about 270 degrees. The D.A’s office says that the two employees involved in the incident willfully violated the rules that would ensure proper safety protocol was in place. 

The two men are charged with three felony counts. The Bumble Bee Food company is being charged in the case as well.  The company claims that an investigation proves that no safety protocols were violated in the incident and are currently seeking legal options. 

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