Austrian Actor Christoph Waltz Explains the Krampus Christmas Demon to Jimmy Fallon on ‘The Tonight Show’

Austrian actor Christoph Waltz explains Krampus, the fearsome holiday demon of European Christmas tradition, to Jimmy Fallon in a clip from the December 16, 2014 episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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Krampus riding a flaming cart. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Science Friday Explains Why a Foamy Beer Is Harder to Spill Than a Cup of Coffee

In the recent video “Under the Influence of Beer Foam,” Science Friday explains why a foamy beer is harder to spill than a cup of coffee. The episode looks at the work of a team of researchers at Princeton University’s Complex Fluids Lab who study how foam interacts with liquid. The foam in beer acts as resistance against the waves of the moving liquid and prevent it from spilling over the edge. Interestingly, the researchers have found that the foam in Guinness provides the best resistance against spilling.

Cats, Dogs, and Birds Are Fooled Into Thinking the Images of Other Animals on an HD Television Are Real

In their latest commercial, LG Corp demonstrated the clarity of their new 4K TV by making videos that mirrored the room’s environment and showed different animals making their way across and around the screen. The video was then shown individually to cats, dogs, and birds who all appeared to be fooled into thinking that the image on the television was real.

The Internet is full of videos of pets playing with iPad games and howling to music, but watching our furry friends get fooled by a TV with resolution so clear they think whatever is on the screen is actually in the room can be pretty adorable!

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‘The Sensational December Machine’, An Interactive Story About an Inventor and Her New Machine

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The Sensational December Machine is an interactive story by developer Simogo about an inventor and her new machine. Simogo is the developer behind popular games DEVICE 6, The Sailor’s Dream, and Year Walk. The story is available for free on PC and Mac.

It features hand-drawn art and text, and dynamic music (which evolves with the story) by Daniel Olsén. We hope you’ll snuggle up with this little seasonal, and very three-dimensional, tale in fullscreen mode. Perhaps with some good headphones, and a warm drink by your side.

The Sensational December Machine

The Sensational December Machine

The Sensational December Machine

images via Simogo

Comedian Jenny Slate Sings ‘Landslide’ by Fleetwood Mac as Her Character Marcel the Shell

During a recent appearance on Conan, comedian Jenny Slate performed a portion of the Fleetwood Mac song “Landslide” in the voice of her character Marcel the Shell (previously). Marcel has appeared in a series of short popular films by director Dean Fleischer-Camp.

For comparison, here is Fleetwood Mac performing the song during a 1997 concert, and the original Marcel the Shell short film.

AbilityList, A Multi-Platform Website That Gives People With Disabilities Access to Local Resources and Each Other

AbilityList is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to creating a single point-of-service multi-platform website that connects Americans with disabilities with the local services, resources and community they need. Co-founders Theresa Previ, Andrew Horn and Andrew Zitek are currently seeking funding through an Indigogo campaign to bring their vision to life.

The way things are now, searching for disability resources is a difficult and incomplete practice that produces uninspiring results leaving people feeling disconnected. This disconnect can lead to the unnecessary isolation of people with disabilities. We are looking to change that. AbilityList aims to be a “one stop shop” directory of disability resources including automatic updates and an engaged community of users who connect and share the helpful things they know about. The more money we raise the faster we can begin to expand into other cities and even beyond our website. We’re launching in New York City first and once we’ve worked out the kinks, we will expand into every city in the country and eventually around the globe.

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‘NES My Life’, T-Shirt Designs That Depict Everyday Real-Life Challenges as Classic 8-Bit Nintendo Video Games

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The Internet

NES My Life is a series of t-shirt designs by Jeremy Kalgreen of Amorphia Apparel (previously) that depict everyday real-life challenges as classic 8-bit Nintendo video games. All twelve of his clever t-shirt designs are available to purchase online from Kalgreen’s Amorphia Apparel store.

Commute
Commute

Newborn
Newborn

Right Wing Relative
Right-Wing Relative

Lost Remote
Lost Remote

Job Hunt
Job Hunt

images via Amorphia Apparel

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Amazon Launches the One-Hour Delivery Service Amazon Prime Now

Amazon has launched a new one-hour delivery service called Amazon Prime Now. Amazon Prime members can pay $7.99 to have items delivered in one hour, or get a two-hour delivery between 6:00AM and 12:00AM for free. The service has been launched in parts of the Manhattan borough of New York City, and in the press release announcing the service, Amazon says it will expand to more cities in 2015.

‘Bookmarks’, A Comic by Grant Snider About Wacky Ways to Save a Place in a Book

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Grant Snider (previously) of Incidental Comics wrote “Bookmarks,” a comic about all the strange ways readers mark their place in a book in a pinch when a bookmark isn’t handy.

image via Incidental Comics

WordPress 4.1, Featuring a New Default Theme and Distraction-Free Writing Mode

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WordPress 4.1 “Dinah” has been released and includes a new default theme specifically intended to provide more clarity as well as a new distraction-free writing mode . The release is named after jazz singer Dinah Washington. The latest version is available to download at WordPress.org as well as within the WordPress dashboard.

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