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The Christmas Truce

Chris Higgins

During World War I (then simply "The Great War"), trench warfare led to brutal attacks, slow battles of attrition, and horrors such as poison gas and barbed wire.

Morning Cup of Links: Our Crowded Planet

Miss Cellania

Sometime in 2011, there will be seven billion people on this planet.

Too Many Christmas Leftovers? Smear Them on Your Face

Jill Harness

Holidays that involve feasts, particularly Thanksgiving and Christmas, also tend to involve massive amounts of leftovers.

The Late Movies: Christmas Day Music

Miss Cellania

On Christmas day, while you have the family gathered round sharing cookies, candy, and memories, you can accompany the company with these classic Christmas songs.

The Quick 10 - Suck on This: 10 Tidbits About Candy Canes

Stacy Conradt

I’m a sucker for just about anything peppermint.

25 Facts About Famous Christmas Movies

Stacy Conradt

Enjoy these elf-sized facts about some of the movies you'll catch on TV every holiday season.

9 Facts About the Greatest Christmas Movie Ever

Cole Gamble

Holiday spirit hitting bottom? Can’t feel warmth in the cockles of your heart?

Stupid Golf Tricks: Clay Pigeon Shooting

Ransom Riggs

For me growing up, the holidays were all about sitting around and wondering when food was happening while my older male relatives watched sports on TV.

Pigs Feet and Lady’s Thighs: Christmas Foods from Around the World

Alisson Clark

From goat cookies to fried eel, traditional Christmastime foods from around the world might raise some eyebrows at your holiday feast.

8 Famous Christmas Babies

Jill Harness

Historians now largely agree that Jesus wasn’t actually born on December 25th, but that doesn’t mean no one of historical significance was born that day.

Morning Cup of Links: Christmas Eve

Miss Cellania

Christmas greetings from the International Space Station.

That's One Way to Respond to a Complaint Letter

Colin Patrick

As someone born in Pittsburgh, it takes a lot for me to say anything nice about any Cleveland sports franchise.

Things With Faces

David K. Israel

So my son Jack and I are driving around Los Angeles today and we get stuck behind this bus with a Jack ad.

The Quick 10: 10 Alternate Versions of "A Visit from St. Nicholas"

Stacy Conradt

"A Visit from St. Nicholas" is one of the most parodied pieces ever written - more than 1,000 versions have been penned by professional writers and amateurs alike.

WTF? Fun With Initials

Jason English

It was reported this week that the CIA's official WikiLeaks investigative unit is being called the WikiLeaks Task Force, or WTF.

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