Sunday, December 17, 2017

Making Do

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DIY Gingerbread House for Cats

Chris and Jess Poole decided it was asking for too much trouble to put up a Christmas tree this year, because Cole and Marmalade would just trash it again. Instead, they built a cat-friendly gingerbread house out of cardboard! They decorated it so festively that they don't miss having a tree. And the cats love it. Watch them build the Christmas cardboard gingerbread house in this video. (via Laughing Squid)

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Chili Klaus with the Herning Boys Choir

Chili Klaus is a musician and hot pepper seller. He went back to visit the Herning Boys Choir, the choir he used to belong to, to sing some Christmas music. Here they perform "Oh, Come All Ye Faithful." But Chili Klaus always has a hot pepper up his sleeve. I don't know how he convinced the entire choir to eat a ghost pepper and sing, but he did, and the resulting music will being tears to your eyes. It certainly brought tears to their eyes! (via reddit)

He Will

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Special Delivery

Home security cameras in Oklahoma City on Thursday caught a mishap between a postal carrier and his truck. It appears he falls out of the truck and then gets run over. He doesn't seem injured, though, because he's up quickly trying to catch the truck. The truck, however, keeps on going until the forces of inertia show up in the form of a brick house. It seems that the stresses of the holiday season had gotten to this driver, but good. (via Geekologie)


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Parrot Uses Alexa

Petra the African grey parrot has learned to get what she wants, just by asking. A human can say no, but Google's Alexa is programmed to carry out your wishes. This video is essentially over at two minutes.
Petra made a shopping list on the Amazon Echo. We are having Alexa tell us what the list contains then when we ask Petra WHY she made a list, All she can say is "I want a Peanut"
Yeah, voice recognition in a household assistant is a wonderful thing, but you have to remember that parrots learn your voice and use it. Making a shopping list is not the only thing Petra uses Alexa for.

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The Season's Upon Us

Family is family, no matter how nutty they are. Christmas family togetherness is accurately described  in "The Season's Upon Us," from the Dropkick Murphys album SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD. (via Daily of the Day)

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There's something satisfying about watching little critters enjoy their food so much.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Punderland

Kyle and Cori Gunderson are into Christmas decorations in a big way. But they are all based on puns ...and a few glasses of wine. Cori is determined to leave the interpretation of each pun up to you, while Kyle knows that sometimes you have to spell it out. Maybe they both needs another glass of wine. (via Tastefully Offensive)

4 Ton Wrecking Ball in Slow Motion

What could be more fun than watching the destruction of a wrecking ball used on a bunch of cars? Watching it all in slow-motion with the Slow-Mo Guys! Gav and Dan start out small, smashing a brick wall, but quickly move on to vehicles. There are many ways to smash a car with a wrecking ball, and they have to try them all out. How did they come up with so many cars to smash? The video is sponsored by Amazon to promote their TV series The Grand Tour, starring the guys who used to be on Top Gear. (via Tastefully Offensive)

A Wreath of Franklin

Debunking the Flat Earth Theory

Meteorologist Keith Carson addresses the people who believe that the earth is flat (called flat earthers) by presenting solid evidence for the contrary. He can't help but be a little snarky about it. Along the way, we find out how flat earthers explain all the things that tell us that the earth is round: day and night, the changing of the seasons, and NASA. Those explanations are painfully and unnecessarily convoluted. That's what happens when belief shapes evidence instead of the other way around. Occam's razor, y'all. (via Digg)

Miss Cellania's Links

10 Songs Inspired by Real Women.  And the stories behind them.

Republicans Just Sold Out the Internet. Now What?

The Man Who Killed Santa Claus. No one died, but children were traumatized for life in Arizona in 1932.

How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution. The story of the discovery of green fluorescent protein.

Ranking America’s Top 10 Chain Restaurants. When you're on the road for the holidays, you'll know what to expect for dinner.

Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America. Whatever you do, do not eat the spotted water hemlock.

Why Millennials are Facing the Scariest Financial Future of Any Generation Since the Great Depression. Being born in the wrong year has consequences that last a lifetime.

How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company. The J. Peterman Company was the only officially licensed producer of the Heart of the Ocean.

Sexual Harassment Training Doesn’t Work. But Some Things Do

13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses. You can make anything from imagination and royal icing.

The Elf

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Wild Christmas

Let's take a look at the magical woodland creatures and how they prepare for Christmas! You've got the turkeys, and the candy cane-antlered deer, and the, uh, elusive Christmas pudding emerging from his den. Not the way you expected that to end, huh? Birdbox Studio presents an animated Christmas greeting card for you. (via Tastefully Offensive)

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At least she can laugh, which makes us all laugh! (via Buzzfeed)