More than 1,800 knitters and crocheters pulled together to make nearly 600 blankets to help cover the Andy Warhol Bridge in Pittsburgh, PA over the weekend of August 10-11. Hundreds of hours of work went into this record-breaking project spanning the Allegheny River at 7th Street. For more info: KnitTheBridge.wordpress.com.
These blankets will all be laundered at the end of the project and then depending on their condition, donated to homeless shelters, nursing homes and animal shelters.
- The Army Corps of Engineers and North Dakota police have ordered protesters to leave the Dakota Access Pipeline site today or face arrest.
- Seven Earth-sized planets that could have water and possibly sustain life have been discovered orbiting a dwarf star, NASA announced today.
- The ACLU is suing the city of Milwaukee and its police for allegedly performing thousands of illegal stop-and-frisk searches that targeted minorities.
- #Peggygate: West Elm offers full refunds for the notoriously disintegrating Peggy Couch days after pulling it from its website and stores👏