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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....

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...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

“Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is a song by songwriter Johnny Marks based on the 1939 story Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer published by the Montgomery Ward Company. The song was first sung by crooner Harry Brannon on New York City radio in early November...

Eye of the Tiger on a dot matrix printer

Survivor‘s “Eye of the Tiger” was certified platinum in August 1982 by the RIAA, signifying sales of 2 million vinyl copies. The song had sold over 4.1 million in digital downloads in the United...