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How Psychedelic Mushrooms From Shamanistic Rituals Evolved Into Modern Santa Claus Mythology

In the truly fascinating short film “Santa Is a Psychedelic Mushroom“, with animation by James Bascara and Ben Silberstein, filmmaker Matthew Salton for The New York Times dug deep into a valided theory positing that psychedelic mushrooms that were used in ancient shamanistic rituals of Lapland tribes can explain much …

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Creatively Absurd Gift Wrapping and Christmas Tree Decorating Machines

Joseph Herscher of Joseph’s Machines, who calls himself an inventor of useless machines, shared the very creative solution he found to easily wrap presents using a bicycle wheel, a roll of tape and a length of rope. He also hilariously demonstrated his tree decorating machine, which might be a bit …

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Step by Step Instructions Showing How to Neatly Wrap Your Cat for Christmas

In a humorous instructional video, a helpful Australian woman very patiently demonstrated how to wrap your cat in a cozy swaddling of colorful wrapping paper in order to sit under the tree amongst the other presents to be opened at Christmas. Note: this method works best with a cat who …

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Photo Of The Day By Alexandre Patrier

Photo By Alexandre Patrier Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Promise of Dawn” by Alexandre Patrier. Location: Crater Lake, Oregon. “Two years ago we spent six months in the USA,” says Patrier. “We had a look on the forecast for days before going to Crater Lake. Two hours after this …

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Batch Resize Photos With Photoshop’s Image Processor

Have you ever needed to resize a number of images and you painfully go through the process one photo at a time? You no longer need to suffer spending hours in front of the computer. You can batch resize any number of photos using the Image Processor found in Photoshop. …

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Photo Of The Day By Les Zeppelin Baran

Photo By Les Zeppelin Baran Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Living on the Edge” by Les Zeppelin Baran. Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. See more of Les Zeppelin Baran’s photography on Facebook. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly …

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Photo Of The Day By Jordan Edgcomb

Photo By Jordan Edgcomb Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Fresh Snow in the Bighorns” by Jordan Edgcomb. Location: Buffalo, Wyoming. “A fresh snowfall brings heavy flakes to the pine trees of the Bighorn Mountains in northern Wyoming,” describes Edgcomb. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, …

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Why a Fortified Island Off the Coast of Normandy Is the Best Place to Escape From a Zombie Apocalypse

Real Life Lore offers very helpful advice regarding the safest place to be should a zombie apocalypse escape the realm of fiction and make its way into a bleak reality. Taking the most logical tact, he suggests that water may be the safest place because zombies are thought to not …

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Southern Chef Sean Brock Accompanies a Skeptical Anthony Bourdain on His First Visit to Waffle House

In a surprising episode of the CNN culinary show Parts Unknown, Chef Sean Brock accompanied a rather skeptical Anthony Bourdain on his very first visit to a Waffle House. Brock was very familiar with the menu, as he grew up in southwest Virginia and had a singular recommendation for Bourdain …

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An Older Alaskan Malamute Brother Patiently Teaches His Young Puppy Sister How to Howl

An absolutely gorgeous Alaskan malamute named Nikon adorably and patiently taught his little puppy sister Mocha how to howl in the most wonderfully instructive way. Sitting by her side, Nikon kept his powerful voice ringing through Mocha’s vocal fits and starts, until she began to get the hang of it. …