Once a year, a few lucky American airmen get to play Santa Claus. Since 1952 the US Military has been flying over the islands of Micronesia around Christmastime and dropping donated goods down to the villagers who live there. After 60 years, Operation Christmas Drop is the longest running humanitarian airlift mission in the world.
What a great job the internet did last week. Gold star, you guys. You earned it. We've got a heck of a variety of memes to share with you. How could we not, what with a baby nearly kidnapped by an eagle and Christmas on the way?
Happy December 21st, ladies and gents! It's a fine, fine day due to three very important factors-- the world hasn't ended yet and it's Friday. Jackpot! What makes today even greater though is that it's the Winter Solstice, AKA the time when days finally start getting longer. It's exciting, trust us.
In England, many Druids celebrate the longest night of the year by conducting a ritual at Stonehenge. While it is the first day of Winter, many of the modern-day Druids are celebrating the fact that the days will get longer until the Summer Solstice in 2013.
Sure, they're marketing it to mechanics, but can you imagine bending over and standing up AND laying down becoming a thing of the past? You could go from sitting in front of your television to LAYING in front of your television just by MOVING YOUR HANDS.
For the past two days, the talk of the internet has been the viral video above showing an eagle snatching up a baby in Montreal. First posted on Dec 18, the sensation has since racked up nearly 17 million hits, leaving many to wonder whether or not it was real or fake.
Yep, this actually happened. (Maybe.) Going down in Montreal, the video -- in which an eagle unsuccessfully attempts to snatch up a toddler -- has racked up over 1 million YouTube hits in just one day.
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