The Social Climber: Seattle Seahawks Fans Register Mini Earthquake

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Seattle Seahawks Create Mini Earthquake
PHOTO: Seattle Seahawks Kam Chancellor celebrates a play against the New Orleans Saints, Dec. 2, 2013, in Seattle.
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Seattle Seahawks fans were so excitable Monday night that they apparently registered a mini earthquake in the stadium.

Those rowdy fans jumped up and down so hard during a 22-yard fumble return for a touchdown that they created a magnitude 1 or 2 earthquake, the Seattle Times reported.

Thankfully fans kept their feet on the ground when they celebrated the Seahawks' 34-7 win over the New Orleans Saints, clinching the first playoff slot of the season.

David Lee Roth
PHOTO: Van Halen, from left, Michael Anthony, Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth and Alex Van Halen, pose backstage.
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Everybody Wants Some...More Van Halen Music.

David Lee Roth revealed in an interview with SiriusXM's Jim Florentine that the legendary rockers are working on new music and that an album could be out in about 18 months.

"I write lyrics routinely. It's a perishable skill. And the band plays together routinely, at least three times a week," he said.

Grand Canyon Filled With Clouds
PHOTO: A picture of the Grand Canyon during an "inversion," where clouds fill the canyon
Erin Whittaker/National Parks Service/Facebook

Check out this majestic and rare site at the Grand Canyon over the weekend.

For the second time in recent days, the canyon experienced an inversion, where freezing fog and clouds filled the gaping divide, acting like a lid.


Tunnels Under Rome
PHOTO: A view of the Catacombs of Priscilla, a labyrinthine cemetery complex that stretches for kilometers underground in Rome, Nov. 19, 2013.
Gregorio Borgia/AP Photo

A maze of ancient tunnels under Rome are being mapped by geologists who hope to prevent modern structures from being swallowed by the streets.

There were 44 incidents of streets or structures in Rome collapsing in 2011, according to Scientific American. That number nearly doubled this year, according to the magazine.

It's Giving Tuesday!
PHOTO: We had Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now its #GivingTuesday.

Shoppers had Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Next up is the second annual#GivingTuesday.

Check out the official #GivingTuesday website to find ways to get involved.

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