A Brief History of Santa

A Brief History of Santa

Don’t let the kids see this video – it’s knowledge dropper CGPGrey’s informative compilation of the various origins of the modern Santa Claus. A little elf Santa does make more sense.

Seoul Balancing Expert

Seoul Balancing Expert

Another viral ad for Seoul’s travel website. If you weren’t impressed by the boomerang expert, maybe this guy will blow your socks off. His unique talent? Balancing big stuff over small stuff.

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Monkey Dishwasher

Monkey Dishwasher

The whole idea of having your animals do your chores for you seems very Flintstones to us. Here, a monkey takes care of some dirty plates – hopefully before it starts to fling its own poo.

MiO Energy Water Enhancer

MiO Energy Water Enhancer

Dragging butt? Squirt this tasty zero-calorie stuff in your water, and zip through the day. Contains caffeine, guarana and ginseng, in Black Cherry and “Green Thunder” (tastes like apple to us).

Rollerman

Rollerman

Jean Yves Blondeau straps a rollerblade covered suit onto his body, lays down on the pavement and speeds down some of the most dangerous hills and roads in the world. Think wingsuit, but on land.

Rogue Voodoo Bacon Maple Ale

Rogue Voodoo Bacon Maple Ale

Combining the flavors of Voodoo Doughnut’s bacon and maple fried pastry with an ale seems like either the best or worst idea in the history of brewing, depending on your perspective.

2011 Table Tennis Highlights

2011 Table Tennis Highlights

This highlight reel by Table Tennis Daily is a must watch even if you’re not a fan of ping pong. It has all kinds of shots – falling down, behind the back, no look – plus a wicked, never say die return.

RogueRetro Vintage Tees

RogueRetro Vintage Tees

Are you into vintage T-shirts and apparel? Check out RogueRetro on Etsy. Shop owner Amanda gets her quirky clothes and accessories from thrift shops and yard sales all over the United States.

Prometheus (Trailer)

Prometheus (Trailer)

Ridley Scott returns to science fiction, sending a team of explorers on a journey to discover the origins of mankind. Scott denies the film is an Alien prequel, but it takes place in the Alien universe.

Triple Rodeo

Triple Rodeo

(NSFW: Language) While you might be able to pull one off playing Shaun White Snowboarding, we’re much more impressed by snowboarder Billy Morgan’s real world Triple Heelside Rodeo flip.

Google: Zeitgeist 2011

Google: Zeitgeist 2011

Google looks back at the year’s most popular searches, which – by virtue of the company’s ubiquity – might as well be the year’s biggest issues. Song is Sooner or Later by Mat Kearney.

HiddenRadio & Bluetooth Speaker

HiddenRadio & Bluetooth Speaker

A cleverly designed Bluetooth speaker. Lift and twist the top to power it on – the higher you lift, the louder it plays. Also has a built-in AM/FM radio, rechargeable batteries and 3.5mm jack.

A Very Calvin & Hobbes Xmas

A Very Calvin & Hobbes Xmas

Jim Frommeyer and Teague Chrystie celebrate the Holidays with a nod to the hilarious eccentric snowmen that Calvin likes to build. Also as far as we know Bill Watterson is still very much alive.

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Sh*t Girls Say 2

Sh*t Girls Say 2

In case you didn’t get enough chuckles from the first episode, get those chips away from her and check out the equally funny second episode of Kyle Humphrey & Graydon Sheppard’s Sh*t Girls Say.

Guess

Guess

(NSFW: Language) Add this to the list of sh*t girls say: “Notice anything different about me?” And then the guessing game begins. Ladies, forgive us for not being private investigators.

Precarious Bike Ride

Precarious Bike Ride

These mountain bikers take a ride on a narrow path alongside cliffs which looks insanely dangerous. It’s so tight, we’re amazed that the handlebars fit alongside the rock formations.

Ordos Museum

Ordos Museum

The architects at Chinese company MAD recently completed construction of this jewel in the middle of the Gobi Desert. Those polished metal tiles protect the building from frequent sandstorms.

A Very Gilliam Xmas

A Very Gilliam Xmas

Fans of Terry Gilliam will appreciate the director’s warped sensibilities in this animation done using his trademark collage animation style all the way back in 1968. He’s brought joy to the world, indeed.

Portlandia x Battlestar Galactica

Portlandia x Battlestar Galactica

If you’ve ever been addicted to any form of entertainment, you’ll identify with this scene from season 2 of Portlandia. Yet another reason to watch the show. So what’s your Battlestar Galactica?

2011 Viral Video Retrospective

2011 Viral Video Retrospective

Videogum’s compilation of the best viral videos of 2011. There’s 80 of them crammed in here, from the Dark Side baby to Chuck Testa. Watch the 2010 compilation and decide which year was funnier.

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My Drunk Kitchen: Gingerbread

My Drunk Kitchen: Gingerbread

Hannah Hart dips into the egg nog (and rum) to fix us all a delicious gingerbread house. If we were gingerbread men, we’re thinking we wouldn’t want her to architect our homestead.

Lacquered Cup Noodles Bowls

Lacquered Cup Noodles Bowls

Ah, Cup Noodles – the embodiment of modern urban living. It’s not surprising that this ubiquitous snack has its own museum, where you can buy these washable, reusable, lacquered containers.

Babysitter Cat 2

Babysitter Cat 2

The first feline nanny we saw was really patient and tolerant, but Stewie the cat takes a more active role – he uses his mystical cat powers on a crying baby to put the young one to sleep.

Combined Trolley Bag

Combined Trolley Bag

Many bags look alike, but yours certainly won’t, with this polyurethane suitcase from Zara with built-in wheels and retractable handle. Measures 20″x15″x8″, meeting most carry-on rules.

Arcade Fire: Sprawl II

Arcade Fire: Sprawl II

The music video for Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains), a song about wanting to escape from the stale urban landscape and the stagnant cycle of life within it. Interactive version here.

Donkervoort D8 GTO

Donkervoort D8 GTO

Donkervoort rears its love it or hate it snout once again with the D8 GTO. It has a 2.5L 400hp Audi engine and a steel tube frame with carbon panels that helps lower its weight to just 1,540lbs.

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