PSA: Your Christmas Tree Is a Fiery Death TrapS

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum, you really are quite frightening! At least, you are after I've seen you burn down a living room in less than 60 seconds. Remember last year's video? It gets worse.

Gone In 60 Seconds

Dry Tree vs. High Moisture Tree Fire

Couch-O-Vision

These demos are provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and if setting these evergreens ablaze isn't the most fun part of their job, I'm shocked.

So be good (about fire safety) for goodness sake! And make sure that the coal in your stocking isn't anywhere near a match. [NIST via Pawesome]