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The Best Gizmodo History Stories From 2015 You Swore You'd Read Later

The internet is a big place. There’s so much to read and watch and listen to that it can be overwhelming. We all have those stories that we start, get distracted for one reason or another, and promise ourselves we’ll finish later. Well, here’s your second chance — with a special focus on Australia.


A Video Projector Is A Kick-Arse Way To Decorate A Christmas Tree

Before you buy a bunch of discounted LED lights for next year’s Christmas tree, you might want to consider putting that money towards a projector instead — one that will guarantee that your living room holiday decor will far outshine your neighbour’s.


Robots Are Making Adorable Paper Snowflakes To Give Us A False Sense Of Security

Dear robots of the world, don’t for a second think you’re fooling us with adorable demonstrations of your crafting capabilities this holiday season. Because one second you’re making paper snowflakes, and the next you’re using those same scissors to usurp your human handlers. We’re on to you!


Latin America Tops The List For Aussie Adventure Seekers

One of the big questions when planning a holiday — rest and relaxation, or adventure and excitement? If you’re looking into the latter for your December / January festivities, Mexico and South and Central America appear to be where all your compatriots are heading.


The Psychological Benefits Of Your Holiday Rituals

When we gather together around a table groaning with favourite dishes on special occasions, what are we doing beyond filling our bellies? Here, four experts in the psychology of family traditions discuss what ritual means in the context of holidays.


A Giant Marshmallow Christmas Dinner Is The Easiest Holiday Meal

It’s hard to enjoy the holidays when you’re expecting a house full of guests and Christmas dinner is entirely your responsibility. So forget about waking up early to shell several dozen prawns, and just serve everyone what looks to be an elaborate holiday meal, but is actually just a giant $US25 marshmallow.


You Won't Immediately Toss Christmas Cards That Magically Stick To Any Surface

There’s a good chance that all those Christmas cards you’re getting ready to mail out will end up in the trash shortly after being delivered. But the novelty of a holiday card that magically sticks to any flat surface — without glue or tape — is sure to save your good tidings from a garbage bin fate.


A 6-Feet Tall Inflatable Jabba Is The Perfect Lawn Decor For Any Holiday

You might look at this six-feet tall inflatable Jabba the Hutt and see the perfect way to decorate your front yard for Halloween. But look harder and you’ll see it’s actually perfect for any holiday or celebration — be it Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, a wedding, or the arrival of a new baby.


The NSA's Official Love Notes Are Deeply Weird

The National Security Agency has created a line of shareable digital love note e-cards to send to your friends and family. Very normal, very cool, very NSA.


Happy Hour: How To Drink All Night At A Party And Not Be That Guy

Listen, drinking all night is not healthy. But it’s holiday party season, that perfect storm of open bar and your friends or colleagues waiting to see who will be this year’s obnoxious, puking, passed out and/or dead person at the party. Don’t be that guy.


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