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Engagement Editor — U-T San Diego

Public engagement director, @UTsandiego • President, @sdspj • National board member, @spj_tweets • The T. is for tweets too much. (Thoreau, actually.)

Mystery man shovels snow from Boston Marathon finish line, becomes legend — No shovel or snowplow rang more loudly across New England than the one used to clear snow from the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday as up to three feet of snow fell pummeled the region.

'Boston Yeti' wins Blizzard of 2015 as snow socks Northeast — The blizzard of 2015 may not break snowfall records in the Northeast, but it's scored a hit on something else: Funnybones. Say hello to the Boston Yeti, which is just as awesome as it sounds. Twitter user @BostonYeti2015 shared the real reason why schools were closed.

Here's how close asteroid 2004 BL86 just came to Earth — Stand down, Bruce Willis. We don't need you just yet. But NASA scientists are saying that an asteroid that appears to be about a third of a mile in size will safely pass about three times the distance of Earth to the moon on Monday. How close is that?

Scientists say Doomsday Clock closer to midnight, end nearish — Citing a looming climate catastrophe and the threat of a new nuclear arms race, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved its Doomsday Clock up two minutes to 11:57 p.m. Thursday. Their symbolic time (and conversation) piece hasn't been so close to midnight (a.k.a. the Apocalypse) since 1984.

Award for Best Super Bowl ad goes to A) Carl's Jr. B) Nationwide C) Dove d) TBD — Carl's Jr. put model Charlotte McKinney in a skimpy bathing suit, Nationwide Insurance made Mindy Kaling invisible (and naked in one scene, and Toyota went in the opposite direction, featuring men with their kids. Corporate America is getting a head start on all those Super Bowl ads.

This Chris Pratt, Chris Evans Super Bowl bet is everything — Ok, maybe this Chris Pratt, Chris Evans Super Bowl bet won't make you forget about deflategate or ballghazi or whatever the Internet is calling the growing controversy over the New England Patriots deflating 11 of the 12 footballs they used against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday. But the bet is pretty awesome.

'I won both of them.' President Barack Obama's best State of the Union line? — The line that will be remembered from President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech wasn't in the advance copy. "I have no more campaigns to run," Obama said before being interrupted by partisan cheers. "I know because I won both of them," he ad libbed. Here is the best six-second remix online.

Grateful Dead fans mail envelope art to get concert tickets — Grateful Dead fan club members can't buy online tickets for the band's three July reunion concerts at Chicago's Soldier Field until Feb. 9. And online tickets don't go on sale to the general public until Valentine's Day. But Tuesday fans seized an old-fashioned alternative using mail, money orders and art supplies.

Watch killer whales swim under a Laguna Beach paddle boarder — This video is so wild we'll skip the prelude and let you just press play. Rich German has been paddle boarding off the coast of Laguna Beach for many of his 45 years, "pretty much every day." He's taken videos of whale sand other sealife but never seen orcas up close.

'American Sniper' fake baby real funny to some moviegoers — It's been quite a week for "American Sniper," the Clint Eastwood-directed best picture nominee starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. It earned a $105.3 million in four days while getting Hollywood talking about the film's subject - and its fake baby?
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Jan 28, 2015

RT @UrieBay: @SDuncovered @ZooKeeperRick @ToddGloria Right now @KPBS has a pledge challenge-will get $15,000 if they can get 100 more pledges by 6:30pm!!

Jan 28, 2015

GULLS! GULLS! GULLS! RT @matunuck don't forget, AHL already has Admirals in Milwaukee. Probably rules that name out.

Jan 28, 2015

RT @TheOnion: Dec. 15, 2014: Outbreak in Southern California reduces San Diego classroom to manageable size

Jan 28, 2015

RT @UTsandiego: MItt Romney may sell his rebuilt La Jolla home. Here's what it looks like:

Jan 28, 2015

@CookSchmid @UTsandiego Glad you noticed our 2012 change!… Clearly we need to do a better job getting the word out! :)

Jan 28, 2015

@LobShots Someone's gotta put that on a T-shirt. I'd buy two.

Jan 28, 2015

RT @LobShots: This is my all-time favorite SD sports logo. The San Diego Mariners // @SDuncovered

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