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."
British grocer Iceland (yes, that’s really its name) is not messing around with “autumn” and “pumpkin spice.” How pedestrian! They’re headed straight for the taste of December 25th with their “Luxury Christmas Tree Flavour Salted Hand-Cooked Crisps.” Yup, they’ve made potato chips that taste like pine trees. What gives the chips, sorry crisps, that distinctive […]
Hey, hey… the surviving Monkees — Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork — are putting out their first Christmas album next month. It’s called Christmas Party and it features songs they’ve recorded with other groovy musical artists, including the vintage vocals of late Monkee Davy Jones. Rolling Stone: Christmas Party features new songs written […]
I know, I know, we shouldn’t be talking about the holidays just yet. But, keep clam, Archie McPhee went ahead and released Clamdy Canes — yes, candy canes that taste like clams — and I couldn’t resist sharing the news with you. ONE SHELL OF A CANDY From the personified clam on the package to […]
At some point, it happens to everyone: Your car breaks down. Your electricity fails at home. And if it happens at night, the first tool you need is your vision. There’s a more reliable way to get it back than that nearly-dead penlight at the back of your junk drawer or glove compartment: The UltraBright […]
The key to learning any new language is feedback. When you’re immersed in conversation, it’s easy to pick up key phrases and pronunciation, but not all of us have the means to jet off to Spain, France or wherever we can learn to speak like a local. The next best thing: The Mondly app. Mondly […]
Got a gadget-minded geek on your holiday list this year? Don’t wait for Black Friday. The prices are already dropping on some quality tech toys, and we’ve got a roundup of some of our favorites. Force Flyers DIY Building Block Drone MSRP: $49.99 | Normally: $42.99 | Price Drop: $39.99 (20% Off) Compatible with everybody’s […]