Monthly Archive: December 2018

How Italy’s biggest mozzarella balls are made

Caseificio La Fattoria in Battipaglia, in the Campania region of southern Italy, makes fresh mozzarella with buffalo milk that can weigh up to 40 kg. The dairy makes the mozzarella in a variety of...

Train stunts

Diesel train D199 pulls off some sick drifts and flips on the Island of Sodor while the other engines are on Christmas vacation. [Via: 5MadMovieMakers]

The old man of the mountain

The Old Man of the Mountain is a 1933 animated short in the Betty Boop series, produced by Fleischer Studios. Featuring special guests Cab Calloway and His Orchestra, the short was originally released to...

About the wise men

Commentary about who the wise men might have been, and why they would come to worship the King of the Jews. Interview with Rebecca Holt Stay, Instructor of Biblical Studies

How water towers work

The job of finding enough water, making it safe to use, and then reliably distributing it to the system customers with almost no downtime is a monumental task that requires a lot of infrastructure....

Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space

It’s time to say goodbye to one of the most storied explorers of our age: Voyager 2 has entered interstellar space, NASA announced December 10th. Voyager 2, which launched in 1977, has spent more four decades...

Okilly Dokilly – Godspeed Little Doodle

Okilly Dokilly, the world’s first and only metal band inspired by Ned Flanders, stopped by The A.V. Club offices in the midst of their tour to treat us to a live performance. They perform...

Krampus exmplained

When listening to the radio in December, it’s unlikely to hear holiday songs singing the praises of Krampus: a half-goat, half-demon, horrific beast who literally beats people into being nice and not naughty. Krampus...

Wu-Tang Clan “Tiny Desk” performance

The Wu-Tang Clan gathered at the Tiny Desk to commemorate the 25 years since the release of the group’s landmark album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). With more than 60 albums between the various...

How Pablo Escobar created a hippo problem in Colombia

Drug lord Pablo Escobar smuggled four hippos into his own personal zoo during the 1980’s. But wild hippos are usually only native to Africa and their escape after Escobar’s death has left Colombia with...