The Gävle goat is an enormous straw goat erected anually in the Swedish town. Just as traditional, though, is the act of (illegally) burning it down. Though the authorities have made efforts to prevent the arson, the Gävle goat only has about a half chance of surviving December. Reddit user desfirsit charted the historical survival rates across the month, and found that the heavy-drinking days leading up to St Lucy's Day and Christmas were most dangerous for the Gävle goat: "Only 44 percent of the goats have survived all of december."
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This official John Lennon video for "Happy Xmas (WAR IS OVER)," the 1971 antiwar anthem from John and Yoko and the Plastic Ono Band (which was flagged last year on YouTube as age-restricted and possibly upsetting to some viewers), needs to be unflinchingly looked at now more than ever. If ever there was a year… READ THE REST
In Tennessee, this goat got into the Christmas spirit by enjoying some whipped cream in a Starbucks cup, December 4. Surrounded by a Christmas tree and wearing festive apparel, MaDolly the goat can be seen licking at sprinkles and foam on the top of the cup in footage captured by her owner. MaDolly is one… READ THE REST
Microsoft has Windows. Apple has Mac OS. Between them, they're the operating systems running 92 percent of the computers in the world. And they were created, developed, owned, and sold as proprietary software by those two companies for use on their particular machines. Linux? Linux is the very definition of a free agent. A versatile,… READ THE REST
Not too many years ago, just about every home had a basic printer for handling a variety of household projects from protecting major documents to printing reports or information from the web. More upscale households even had laser printers or photo quality printers for creating high-end images that were virtually indistinguishable from photographs. That's not… READ THE REST
It may all seem like fun, but game developers don't have it easy. In addition to trying to infuse next-level creativity into the hard-and-fast rigors of coding and unforgiving tech, they're also trying to keep an eye on innovations that could change the whole development arena as we know it. It wasn't all that long… READ THE REST