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Awful for Travel Times, Great for Photography!

Mangesh Hattikudur

The WebEcoist has a gorgeous round-up of beautiful environmental photography. While there are a lot of stunning photos on there, I found these pics from storm-chaser Eric Nguyen incredible.

You can't teach an old fox most tricks

Mangesh Hattikudur

Neatorama found this great story in the Wuhan Evening Post of a Chinese man who'd been struggling to train his white Pomeranian puppy for months.

Sorry, Folks: The Shocking Truth Behind those Three Kings

Mangesh & Jason

We apologize for doing this on Christmas morning, but it's time someone spilled the dirt on the Three Kings, and just how wise they really were.

The Science of Gift-Giving (and how Santa does it)

Matt Soniak

An article from a 1990 issue of Spy magazine that examines the physics of Santa's toy delivery journey has been floating around the Internet for as long as I can remember.

Morning Cup of Links: Christmas Day

Miss Cellania

Santa Claus arrested? He must have been, because The Smoking Gun has 14 pages of mug shots -he has to be in there somewhere! (via the Presurfer) * The Apollo 8 Christmas Eve Broadcast.

Books, Ballet, and Booze: 11 Nutcracker Tales for the Holiday Season

Chelsea Collier

Since the 1950s, many Americans can't really call it Christmas until they pack up the car, head to the theater, and cheer on their little ballerina in her first production of The Nutcracker Balle

The Reason We Probably Had to Stop Posting Vocab Rehabs

Mangesh & Jason

McSweeney's writer and former mental_floss intern Hari Raghavan used to write a morbid little column called Vocab Rehab, where we tried to help people remember impressive words through tricks and

How Did You Know Katie Richie & Stacy Vallely?

David K. Israel

I'm happy to announce some winners to our last How Did You Know trivia hunt.

10 Strange Fashions

Stacy Conradt

1. Zibellino, which is the Italian word for "pelt." I bet you can guess what it is, or at least get close to it.

9 Other Things That Happened Christmas Day

Mark Juddery

1. Lots of Notable People Were Born For at least 1,656 years, Jesus's birthday has been celebrated on Christmas day.

8 Octopus Facts (one for each arm)

There's absolutely no telling how many moms and dads have reached a point during this holiday season when they've thought, "I can't do everything at once.

7 of Literature's Most Desirable Leading Men

Sara Newton

What did women do before we had People magazine to define ultimate attractiveness and tell us which leading man is the Sexiest Man Alive?

6 Founding Members of the Internet Zoo

Miss Cellania

Some of the biggest internet sensations have been animals. If the world wide web had a zoo, who would be the founding members?

Morning Cup of Links: the Icy Hill Shuffle

Miss Cellania

There are more links today than usual, to make up for yesterday's list which didn't get published.

5 Sports Franchises That Folded

Scott Allen

It's not uncommon for a sports franchise to move to another city. Before this season, for example, the NBA's Seattle Supersonics became the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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