My kids recently binge-watched the entire TV series Futurama. I liked the series a lot when it was on originally, and it was nice to laugh at some of things again.
I had forgotten, but there is one episode that has a Niagara Falls connection. In the Overclockwise episode (see also here and here) of season six, Bender the robot gets overclocked. This is where you change some settings for the CPU to make it run faster than it should. This often results it the CPU getting hotter than normal, so Bender needed a way to cool down. He ended up going to Niagara Falls!
I found a copy of the episode on Dailymotion. If you go ahead to the 10:40 mark, you’ll see the Niagara Falls clip.
From Buffalo Business First:
Niagara Falls and surroundings are defined worldwide by just two words: Niagara Falls. But there’s more to the western region of Niagara County, from Artpark in Lewiston to the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls. Municipalities include Lewiston, Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda and Wilson.
The article then goes on to list them all and their value.
From 680 News:
Laughing at others scared out of their wits is translating into big business and worldwide recognition for a Niagara Falls haunted house.
Millions have clicked on the photos posted by Nightmares Fear Factory and their infamous scare camera — soldiers gripping each other in panic, a husband pushing his terrified wife in front of him for protection, mouths agape and eyes popping out.
Owner Frank LaPenna couldn’t be happier at others’ terror.
“I really wanted them to be shared,” he said of the photos. “I really wanted people to take them home and show their friends and that’s how it took off from there.”
From the Buffalo News:
The plan calls for removing a 2-mile section of the Niagara Scenic Parkway in Niagara Falls.
And it’s getting some good reviews.
“We certainly see it as a positive opportunity for us,” said Gary K. Siddall, executive director of the Aquarium of Niagara. “There’s a lot of obstruction (now) with the bridge over the parkway and the parkway itself. It cuts us off from the tourist areas.”
Over the last week or so I’ve noticed more lights and displays coming out, in preparation for the OPG Winter Festival of Lights.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Marineland has filed a lawsuit against the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA).
The Niagara Falls park filed the charges Tuesday in Toronto, according to OSPCA spokeswoman Stephanie Johns. When asked for comment, the animal welfare organization issued a statement saying it “vehemently denies all of the allegations and will defend itself.
“No further comment can be made at this time as the matter is being referred to counsel and is before the courts.”
Likewise, Marineland would not elaborate on the lawsuit or specify the amount being sought: “Marineland does not presently have anything to provide to you in relation to your enquiry.”