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. »10/02/15 9:14am10/02/15 9:14am

These Festive Bots Are Just As Excited About the Holidays As You Are

Every year the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich trots out its weird and wonderful robotic creations adorned with festive garb as one of the more entertaining video holiday cards you'll see every year. At this point it's almost as much a holiday tradition as watching Charlie Brown or the Grinch on TV, and though… »12/25/14 4:00pm12/25/14 4:00pm

A Single Chinese Town Makes Most of the World's Christmas Decorations

At this point in time, you've already hung your tinsel and decorated your tree with blinking lights. Maybe there's even a glowing Santa statue on your lawn. But did you ever step back and think about where all of these holiday decorations come from? A factory in China is the easy answer. An entire town of factories… »12/20/14 12:02pm12/20/14 12:02pm

How to Drink All Night at the Holiday 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 all of your 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. »12/12/14 5:00pm12/12/14 5:00pm

First off, let's review the science of drunk. In order to survive…

An All-in-One Cookie Cutter That Makes Bite-Size Gingerbread Houses

Engineering a gingerbread house isn't particularly difficult, the catch is they're usually built around the holidays when you've got a million other things on your plate. That's why this all-in-one cookie cutter that produces all the parts you'll need to build a miniature gingerbread house—walls, roof, and all—is so… »12/05/14 4:22pm12/05/14 4:22pm

How Long Will I Be Stuck in This Airport? A Thanksgiving Travel Forecast

If you're one of the tens of thousands of people who are trapped in one of the United States' many fine airports on this Thanksgiving Eve, you may find yourself wondering when the hell you're going to get out of here and on to your destination. Here's a quick forecast for your (eventual) departure. »11/26/14 4:57pm11/26/14 4:57pm