Huge Edible Christmas Hut?

A hotel in China has spread festive cheer to its guests by constructing a Christmas hut in the lobby – made entirely out of gingerbread. The hut, at the five-star Four Points hotel in the eastern province of Lianyungang, features a host edible festive decorations including stockings, reindeer and Santa Claus figures. Hotel staff estimated that the structure cost $3,922 to create, using 551 pounds of flour, 300 bottles of honey, 110 pounds of sugar and a large amount of cream and chocolate. A spokesperson commented: ‘It took more than 30 staff 20 days.” w/ photos

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Forwards Motion In A Backwards World

“It was tricky to make this video, but it was a lot of fun! You see, what we did was skate backwards throughout the video and then when I edited it, I played the clips backwards so it looks like we’re going forwards and everything else is going backwards.” — Geneva

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Penguin Fetches Newspaper

“And so begins the penguin mission to render dogs useless. With dogs out of the way, they can make their ways into our homes and hearts to be tickled and fed as much as they want. Dogs have a sweet deal, and they want it.” — Rallikt

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Man Swallows Nail… Three Times!

A Chinese carpenter is recovering in hospital after swallowing a six inch nail – three times. Li Xiangyang, 48, of Huangshi, Hubei Province, was holding the nail between his teeth when he suddenly coughed and swallowed it. He was taken to the nearby Wuhan University Hospital in where doctors x-rayed him and found the nail was in his right lung. Realizing it had to be removed immediately, Professor Hu Ke fed a fibre-optic bronchoscope down his throat to pull it out. But, just as he was on the verge of pulling the nail out of his mouth, Li coughed again and sucked it back down his throat.” w/ photo

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Top 16 Greatest Epic Fantasy Movies

“It’s hard to pin-down what comprises the ‘epic fantasy’ subgenre, which is as much about attitude and tone as it is about setting. Some might say that it has to be a purely medieval fantasy world with elves and whatnot, but I think there are plenty of fantastic movies that tap into other backgrounds that can be considered epics. I think it’s more about good and evil, about the hero’s quest, and about the eventual triumph over the forces of darkness — but even then there’s a lot of wiggle room. These 16 films (and the occasional series) stretch over 69 years of cinema, bringing us the finest tales of magic and wonder, the greatest epic fantasies ever seen.” w/ videos

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