Artist’s Bizarre Nativity Scene

Usually, there are three wise men bearing gifts in a traditional nativity scene and no sign of Santa and his ‘ho,ho,ho’ festive greeting. But artist Matt Henderson has created an out of this world experience with his bizarre celebration of Christmas. His yuletide exhibit at a former church in Portland, Oregon, has four aliens and a shaman wearing a Santa outfit. The Santa comes complete with a deer’s skull and antlers while the aliens are bearing what Henderson calls ‘molecular parcels.’ To round off the weird experience, ‘worshippers’ have to wear 3D glasses as they walk through wire arches lit by neon and a glowing star to view the spooky creations.” w/ photos + video

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How Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Was Invented

“You know Dasher and Dancer and the rest of the gang. But do you recall, the most ‘Perfect Christmas Crowd-Bringer’ of all? That’s how executives at Montgomery Ward originally described Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, who first appeared in a 1939 book written by one of the company’s advertising copywriters and given free to children as a way to drive traffic to the stores. Curious to know more about how Rudolph really went down in history? It’s all in the pages of a long-overlooked scrapbook compiled by the story’s author, Robert L. May, and housed at his alma mater, Dartmouth College… The scrapbook, which has since been restored and catalogued, includes May’s list of possible names for his story’s title character — from Rodney and Rollo to Reginald and Romeo. There’s a map showing how many books went to each state and letters of praise from adults and children alike… Find out how Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer was invented.” w/ photos

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Motorcycle Airbag Suit

“Rejean Neron’s Safety Sphere is a protective suit which inflates to a man-sized sphere, completely enveloping the rider in the event of a crash. It inflates in five hundredths of a second, cushioning the rider for any impact (except perhaps those into giant spikes) and consists of a loose fitting coverall suit comprised of two layers of fabric.”

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Kindness Boomerang

“Watch as the camera tracks an act of kindness as its passed from one individual to the next and manages to boomerang back to the person who set it into motion. Stand with us in spreading the love and repost our video on your wall! Together we can make a difference!” — LifeVestInside

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Boy Punished For Having Gun-Shaped Pizza Slice

For the rest of the semester, a Rutherford County elementary student has to eat lunch at the ‘silent table’ for allegedly waving around a slice of pizza some say resembled a gun. Nicholas Taylor attends David Youree Elementary School in Smyrna, about 30 miles southeast of Nashville. School leaders say the 10-year-old threatened other students at his lunch table with a piece of pizza with bites out of it so it looked like a gun and when asked about it was initially not truthful. Nicholas’ mother LeAnn calls her son’s punishment ‘absolutely ridiculous’ saying he was just playing around and never said anything derogatory or anything about shooting anyone. ‘The kid across the table from him said it looked like a gun so he picked it up and started shooting it in the air,’ she told Nashville’s News 2 Investigates. Taylor said she learned of the incident when the school sent her a note saying her son was threatening other students.” w/ photos + video

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Top 13 Most Horrifying Christmas Songs

“Christmas Carols are meant to get us in the holiday spirit, but have you ever really listened to the words of these yuletide classics? Most of these songs are about accidents, sex or secret murder. Lyrics about poverty, death, suspected adultery, giant snow creations springing to life, it’s horrifying. These songs are ones we hear piped throughout giant shopping centers, in lobbies, on the radio, the background music of our celebrations and holiday parties but what are they really saying? Here are the most horrifying Christmas song lyrics of all time.” w/ videos

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