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West Michigan Severe Thunderstorm Watch Update

With the rains and wind hitting the West Michigan are today, there are a lot of objects blown into roadways, power outages scattered around the area, and flooded streets. There's more coming this evening, so be safe on your way home this afternoon!

There is a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 9pm tonight for Kent county and the surrounding areas, with more rain, lightning, and high winds expected.

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Courtesy of Luke Gagnon via Twitter
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PHOTOS: EF-1Tornado Confirmed In Portland

7:00pm UPDATE: The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down for approximately 10 minutes at roughly 2:30 p.m.

5:15pm UPDATE: Emergency Services have advised us that they are conducting searches with dogs, to make sure the area is clear, and there are no people trapped in homes or buildings.

There are also reports of possible gas leaks, and Consumers Energy is on site to help with any possible gas leaks.

Please consider the city of Portland closed at this time. Do not try to travel through or go to Portland, let them do their work to make sure everyone is safe.

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Have Red Eyes From Being in a Pool? That’s Caused by Pee

You know, we could have lived our whole lives without learning this.

The CDC just released a statement on why you sometimes get red, itchy, burning eyes when you go swimming in a pool. If you always assumed (like we did) that it was because of the chlorine, you're wrong. It's caused by all of the people peeing in the water.

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All of Those IPAs You’re Drinking are Giving You Man Boobs

We residents of Beer City, USA know that IPAs are more popular ever. And let's be honest, there are a lot of great things about them: they have more complex tastes, higher alcohol content, and you just look cooler drinking them.

But here's a pretty big downside: they're giving you man boobs.

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New Netflix Instant Releases: July 2015

July is almost upon us and it’s going to be a good month for Netflix users, as the streaming service is adding a whole slew of new movies and TV shows, including a bunch of exclusives. Cult comedy fans are eagerly awaiting the debut of the return of Wet Hot American Summer as a new series featuring the original cast, and standup fans will get a brand-new special from Rush Hour star Chris Tucker. Plus, there’s a whole slew of recent hits from television and cinemas (The Guest!). Read on for your guide to the new Netflix Instant releases arriving in July.

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Eric Zane’s Epic Studio Coffee Disaster [Video]

About a year ago, our old, dingy studio was ripped apart and we moved into a fancy new studio with fancy new equipment.

The centerpiece of the new studio was a new audio board that cost about a billion dollars and has a thousand or so buttons. Basically, it's the last place in the world that you'd want to spill a cup of coffee. On Friday morning, Zane did just that.

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