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The World's Largest (and Probably Only) Tripod Christmas Tree

The easiest way to set a world record is to think of something so grandiose and obscure that no one could have ever possibly thought of attempting it before. For the folks over at Custom SLR, that involved building the world's largest Christmas tree made entirely of tripods—plus the requisite festive décor. Read More >>

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7 of the World's Most Awesome Alternative Christmas Trees

Nothing will ever be able to replace the simple beauty of a real, live Christmas tree, and don't even get us started on the smell. But no matter how much we may cherish this piney holiday tradition, the reality remains: They're bulky, messy, and a pain in the arse to toss out once they're dead. But fake Christmas trees are tacky, right? That's where you're wrong—welcome to the wide and exciting world of Christmas trees alternatives, where the best are anything but. Read More >>

Do You Buy a Real Christmas Tree or a Fake One?

It's that special time of year filled with wonder and whimsy when we put trees in our homes and transform our apartments into magical forests decorated with plastic tinsel and coloured glass orbs. But your tree. Your tree! Is it real or fake? Read More >>

This Christmas Tree Lit by 1,000 Brussel Sprouts Would Make Clark Griswold Proud

Whether Scrooge or Griswold, leaving hundreds of twinkling Christmas lights on over the festive period adds a hefty chunk to your winter electricity bill. But what if there was an alternate source other than the mains with which to illuminate your tree? What if the lights were juiced by...brussel sprouts? Read More >>

Is Cloning the Key to Perfect Christmas Trees?

When you think of cloning, you'll probably either think of dolly, or maybe some sort of sci-fi clone army. German scientists, on the other hand, their minds hop to Christmas trees, and the hope that cloning can bring us all perfect ones forever. Read More >>

The Mathematical Formula For the Perfectly Decorated Christmas Tree

It turns out that decorating your Christmas tree isn't necessarily all about taste. Mathematicians at the University of Sheffield have developed a formula for the perfect way to deck the halls. More specifically, what ratio of ornaments to lights to tinsel will make your tree most aesthetically pleasing. Read More >>


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