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Your jolliest rule-bending holiday greeting cards

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One horse open sleighs and wassailing are all well and good, but some holiday rules were meant to be bent.

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Follow that sleigh: Santa’s flight path visualized

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LONDON — If you’ve ever wondered how Santa Claus visits millions of houses in one night, this video might clear things up.

NATS, the UK-based global air-traffic management company, released a clip on Thursday that shows his journey from the North Pole to homes in the UK and Europe. In it, Santa narrowly misses the thousands of other flights that take place on Dec. 24.

Their “Yuletide 24″ visualization uses real radar data and…

Michael Jordan approves of Kemba Walker’s ankle-breaking crossover

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When you impress Michael Jordan, you know you’re doing something right

Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker unleashed on Wednesday night one of the most devastating ankle-breaking crossovers you’ll ever see in an NBA game. As seen in the video, above, the move left Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic stumbling backward onto his bum like a drunk bar patron being turned away by some overenthusiastic bouncer

You can now send self-destructing Wickr messages from your computer

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Wickr, the secure mobile messaging app that is like a Snapchat for adults, is now available on desktop

Wickr‘s desktop app works just like its mobile counterpart; it allows users to send and receive messages, images, file attachments and audio recordings that only the sender and the receiver can read. Technically speaking, they are end-to-end encrypted

The Edward Snowden leaks began to unravel just how fraught and…

You can now send self-destructing Wickr messages from your computer

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Wickr, the secure mobile messaging app that is like a Snapchat for adults, is now available on desktop

Wickr‘s desktop app works just like its mobile counterpart; it allows users to send and receive messages, images, file attachments and audio recordings that only the sender and the receiver can read. Technically speaking, they are end-to-end encrypted

The Edward Snowden leaks began to unravel just how fraught and…

16 hellish dog panorama fails that will keep you up at night

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There is no panorama that can’t be improved with a three-headed centipuppy in it.

Reddit’s r/panoramicsgonewrong and Twitter’s PanoramaFails have discovered that the true beauty of the panorama lives within its ability to turn cute dogs into horrifying monsters

It’s OK guys, nothing a little Lo-Fi filter can’t fix.

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Ferguson in Flames: Protests spiral out of control

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The outrage in Ferguson on Monday night was combustible.

As Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that Officer Darren Wilson would not be charged in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, protesters took to the streets in Ferguson and elsewhere in the St. Louis area. Some of the demonstrations were peaceful, but the atmosphere soon turned violent.

Here are some of the images from late Monday and early Tuesday as police and…

Putin tries back rub, gets no love in return from Obama

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Don’t let that high-level touching fool you: Putin and Obama aren’t exactly friends

At an event in Beijing to mark the opening of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting on Tuesday, tension between the two leaders was evident as Chinese President Xi Jinping led the way into a wood-paneled room with the American president on one side and the Russian president on the other.

“It’s beautiful, isn’t it?”…

American Veteran Fighting ISIS in Syria: ‘I’m Ready to Stay Until the End’

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ISTANBUL, Turkey—Jordan Matson, a U.S. military veteran who quit his job to fight the Islamic State, was wounded in battle shortly after getting to Syria

But rather than discourage other Americans from coming to the front lines, the 28-year-old from Wisconsin instead turned to Facebook, becoming an intermediary between Kurdish forces and Americans eager to join the battle against jihadi militants.

“I’m ready to stay until the end,” Matson said via…

Australia’s Oldest Prime Minister Dies at 98

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SYDNEY — Gough Whitlam, the long-lived 21st prime minister of Australia, died on Tuesday aged 98.

Whitlam was the only prime minister to be alive in the lifetime of all 27 Australian prime ministers. The first prime minister of Australia, Edmund Barton, died in 1920, while the second, Alfred Deakin, passed away in 1919. Young Whitlam graced the world with his presence in 1916.

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Australian politician, Gough Whitlam with singer Little Pattie, wearing t-shirts announcing ‘It’s Time’, for his…

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