Real Christmas trees are beautiful. They smell good. They look classy as hell. They are not made of plastic and imported from China like most of the fake trees you can buy. They are not fake, which means they are easily assumed to possess that most coveted trait of all, authenticity.
Wouldn't decorating for the holidays be so much easier if you could simply have a decked-out Christmas tree delivered to your home that would then simply up and fly away on the 26th? That dream is now one step closer to reality thanks to Otto Dieffenbach from Flyguy Promotions who's created an RC flying Christmas tree…
Once again, it's time buy dead trees. Once again, we should marvel at the way they harvest them: Using insane helicopters pilots flying at full speed, ferrying trees from one side of a hill to where the trucks are. It's crazy.
Botanists have been busy trying to iron out the pesky needle drop from Christmas trees for years by crossing different species of fir. But now, scientists are getting involved—and the results could mean that your next tree looks or smells completely different.
RatedRR never fails to deliver crazy videos of things exploding, firing, or bursting into flames. This video of a Christmas tree made of detonation cord—a flexible plastic tube filled with an material that explodes "at a rate of approximately 4 miles per second"—is fantastic.
Under most circumstances, the combination of trees and fire would be the stuff nightmares are made of—or dreams, for the pyromaniacs among us. But in eight days, the brilliant minds behind BioLite are going to be harnessing the power of fire with a giant, custom-built CampStove a full 200 times larger than its…
Christmas is over. Chances are you still have your tree up, but sooner or later you're going to have to get rid of it. Sure you could unceremoniously toss its naked corpse into the street, but you could also turn it into a crazy rocket. Then again, you probably shouldn't, but if you did it might go something like…
That Dalek thinks it's so clever, covering itself with pine branches and white lights, lying in wait until Santa slides down the chimney. Silly Dalek, don't you know the Doctor always shows up around Christmastime?
London might be cold, gray, wet and miserable. But at least it has a giant Lego Christmas tree to cheer up its inhabitants.
Scientists have figured out how to engineer a Christmas tree with longer needle retention time. What other bells and whistles can we expect from these so-called "smart" trees?
Real trees might trump fake trees in being green, but nothing beats building a Christmas tree from recycled bottles. These wonderful recycled Christmas trees are popping up in Paris and you can build one yourself.
A fake Christmas tree can theoretically be used forever. A real Christmas tree has to be cut, bought, tossed out and replaced every year. So which one is better for the planet? According to the NY Times, the real one.
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.
For those tired of traditional Christmas trees—their prickly needles, their tiresome ornaments, their limited lifespans—there's another way! The Tannenboing, which bills itself as the "modern, sustainable" Christmas tree, is low on upkeep and high on surreal futuristic style.
Christmas trees—fun, but FLAMMABLE. And you have to chop them down, destroying part of mother earth's bounty. Wouldn't it be nicer to make an adorable one out of Legos instead? Powerpig's awesome holiday model series continues.
This instructables is slightly too late for Christmas, but it's so damn cool that you'll want to start your project now. Basically, you take a Tesla Pump (yeah, that Tesla), and use it to swirl liquids around in a pipe.
While I know that this video was filmed under controlled conditions, a room set up by researchers with safety measures to keep the fire from spreading, I still can't watch it without glancing over at my own Christmas tree and shivering. [Wired]
ZOMG! This Christmas tree! It's just...floating! How in the love of Santa Christ did they do that?! Oh, I see, they just hung it from the top.