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Game of Thrones Paper Snowflake

Winter is coming, so let’s get crafting! Victoria Remelius made this beautiful paper snowflake modeled on House Stark’s direwolf sigil. Link -via Popped Culture

Game of Cakes

Winter is coming to the cake world with this amazing Game of Thrones cake created for the last season’s wrap party by Contemporary Cakes. Link

Beyond the Twinkie: 5 Other Hostess Products We’re Losing

The corporate future of Hostess Brands is hanging by a mere thread, and the Internet is all a-Twitter with Twinkie talk. But there’s more than just a golden snack cake at risk here. Here are five other Hostess products that could vanish forever. 1. Wonder Bread Getty Images Taggart Baking vice president Elmer Cline was doubly inspired [...]

Sex in the Olympic Village

What happens when you put 10,000 excited, young, attractive, healthy athletes together in one place without parents or journalists? You’re exactly right. Home to more than 10,000 athletes at the Summer Games and 2,700 at the Winter, the Olympic Village is one of the world’s most exclusive clubs. To join, prospective members need only have spectacular [...]

Celestial Lights

Celestial Lights is an absolutely gorgeous stop motion video clip by Ole C. Salomonsen of Arctic Light Photo about the northern lights. Ole filmed the video in the northern parts of Norway, Finland and [...]

Sentinels of the North

Last winter in Finnish Lapland, photographer Niccolò Bonfadini snapped this photo of snow-encased trees that look like frozen aliens of the North. APOD named them "Sentinels of the North" and has the larger pic: [...]

Cake of Thrones

Cake is coming … Kensei Yonzon of The Bunny Baker has the pic: Link – via Geek of the Day who suggested a great title for a Winterfell cookbook: [...]

Nighttime Bicycling Gloves

Irene Posch’s Early Winter Night Biking Gloves keep bicyclists warm and visible. They have conductive areas built into the fingertips. When the wearer forms a fist, they close a circuit and activate the turn signal. Link -via Make

Shakespeare’s Bear

In the play Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare, we see a stage direction that has caused mouths to drop open since the 17th century: “Exit, pursued by bear.” Those who wrote about it mostly assumed he meant an actor in a bear costume. But Tom Levenson found an intriguing footnote in the book Verdi’s Shakespeare, [...]

Competitive Snowball Fighting

In Japan, snowball fighting isn’t just a pleasant winter pastime. It’s a serious competitive sport known as Yukigassen or “snow battle.” Two teams square off on a field about the size of a hockey rink. Victory comes through annihilating the other team or capturing its flag. See more photos and a video at the link. Link [...]