Week in Review: Person of the Year

ABBA: for tenacity in the face of adversity.

Zhang Zhihe (not to be confused with Zhang Ziyi): for saving the world, one panda at a time.

Harold and Kumar: for finally, inspiringly, completing their heroic quest.

Carl Smith and Dave Jones: for proving that indeed, there's always a bigger fish.

The inventor of Cabbage Patch Snacktime Kids: for demonstrating that one shouldn't put one's fingers in one's mouth. Or any mouth, for that matter.

Matt, our reader: who claims to have charged 17 cents at Kinko's. We're pretty much always annoyed with Kinko's; we really think he deserves this award more than anyone else.

The inventor of the only alarm clock that's ever worked for us.

King George III. (We said "Person of the Year;" we didn't say which year.)

These guys.

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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead

Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]


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