Chaos ensues as armored truck spills $4.5 million on road

Dozens of Hong Kong motorists and pedestrians rushed to grab loads of money after an armored truck's doors opened by accident on a busy road, spilling about $4.5 million dollars in HK$500 notes (US$65) on Christmas Eve, reports the South China Morning Post. Check out all those frantic bastards. » 12/25/14 1:12pm Today 1:12pm

The Interview Meta-Review: Not Really Worth The Drama


After weeks of prevaricating, terrorist threats, conspiracy theories and presidential interventions, Sony finally released The Interview on YouTube yesterday. Although we opted not to review because whether the movie was good or bad (it's bad) is almost entirely besides the point, it seems like everyone else on the… » 12/25/14 9:03am Today 9:03am

The Real Story Behind the 1914 Christmas Truce in World War I

It was 100 years ago this very night that something miraculous happened along the Western Front. After months of bitter fighting, soldiers on both sides gathered in no-man's-land in a spontaneous show of peace and goodwill. Here's what happened on that historic day — and why it marked the end of an era. » 12/25/14 8:34am Today 8:34am

These fire hot giant chains look like they're being made in Mordor

I'm halfway certain that there is sorcery from Middle Earth involved in building this humungous chain. But it's pure human ingenuity. The chain is meant to be used on Shell's Prelude project (a floating liquefied natural gas platform) which is basically some ginormous platform that's permanently moored offshore. » 12/24/14 11:11pm Yesterday 11:11pm

Short film: Chat roulette is most fun with a cosmonaut in space

Sure, a cosmonaut on Chat Roulette just wants to see bewbs just like the rest of the screen tanned Internet but at least he has the power to run satellites and make you feel like you're not alone. This lovable short film, Russian Roulette, tells a cute story of a girl cruising Chat Roulette until she meets a man in… » 12/24/14 10:24pm Yesterday 10:24pm

A glow in the dark forest is a magical and trippy place

My, this is beautiful. Artists Friedrich van Schoor and Tarek Mawad teamed up in this projection map installation to create a 'bioluminescent forest'. The entire forest glows with light, from the mushrooms to the trees to the leaves to the grounds to the insects. The darkness is transformed into a magical place. » 12/24/14 9:36pm Yesterday 9:36pm

What Christmas looks like in Los Angeles

It was 77 degrees in LA today which is what qualifies as Christmas here. Who needs a white Christmas, the sprawling city of Los Angeles sure doesn't need pea coats or functional (not fashionable) scarves or snow shovels or visible breath to celebrate Christmas. Paddle boards and a beach will do just fine. » 12/24/14 8:12pm Yesterday 8:12pm

What do other countries call Santa Claus?

Christmas Man. Daddy Christmas. Grandfather Frost. Yule Man. Yule Elder. Yule Gnome. Yule Goat. Father Christmas. Old Man Christmas. Biblical Magi. Christ Child. Christmas Log. All those names are names for Santa Claus in other countries around the world. Calling him just Santa Claus just seems so boring in… » 12/24/14 8:03pm Yesterday 8:03pm

Photo Essay: NYC's Incredible Christmas Tree Seller Subculture

The Friday night after Thanksgiving is when all the little forests pop up around the city. Most Christmas tree outlets—bodegas, parks, supermarkets, and big-box stores—have a team that comes in to set up wooden display racks, while electricians wire up lights to a generator and a truck drops off Fraser Firs to sell… » 12/24/14 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

These Lovely Prints Are a Last-Minute Gift That Won't Seem Desperate 

It's pretty late in the game to be shopping for any kind of gift right now—with only a couple of hours left, you've got a pretty meager list of store options to choose from, beginning with the gas station and ending with your own room. As long as you don't mind giving a facsimile of the actual gift, though, the… » 12/24/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

Gizmodo Exclusive: Get 25% off Grain Audio's High End BT Speaker

Christmas is tomorrow, but it's never to late to treat yourself! For a short time, Gizmodo readers can get one of the most unique, high-end bluetooth speakers on the market – Grain Audio's PWS – for 25% off plus free shipping with the StackSocial code "graingiz10". » 12/23/14 1:30pm Tuesday 1:30pm

Dollar Shave Club Delivers You a Great Shave for a Few Bucks a Month

Thanks to a bunch of industry jargon which is made to confuse you about useless technology, razors are way overpriced. And to even get a razor in your hand, you have to go to the drugstore and track down the employee who hates unlocking the special razor case for you, just as much as you hate asking. But with Dollar… » 12/05/14 12:46pm 12/05/14 12:46pm

Your Love Does Cost a Thing... $30,000, Actually

Like buying a home or starting a family, weddings are a major life event that many couples are willing to pay top-dollar to experience. A recent survey conducted by The Knot found the average cost of a wedding, not including the honeymoon, reached a whopping $29,858 in 2013. » 12/19/14 4:00pm Friday 4:00pm