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We've known for a while - thanks to research from the USA - that heart attacks are more common over the Christmas holidays. Those researchers blamed the Winter weather.

But University of Melbourne researchers decided to look a little deeper as to why, discovering more difficult access to hospitals, combined with stress, an excess of alcohol and a fatty diet may be to blame.

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Video: Every Christmas in the US, several uninterrupted hours of a log burning in a fireplace accompanied by Christmas music is aired. I don't think I'll ever understand why the Yule Log video is such a thing but traditions are all kind of like that: You half-arsedly do things that people once did a long time ago because they had nothing else to do, even though we now have so much more we could do. Anyway, these weird animated riffs on the traditional Yule Log video are so much better. There's cool flames, trippy takes, inventive designs and even twerking.

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There's a mood to the process of blowing glass that feels right in line with the season. The process of carefully bathing a tube of glass in fire and blowing it into that perfect ornamental shape has a quiet solemnity that will make you cringe next time you watch the burglars in Home Alone stomp all over these fragile objects.