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Merkel Vows Full Probe After Van Crashed in Crowd in Muenster

German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised a full investigation after a man killed two people by driving a van into a street cafe in the western city of Muenster, then fatally shot himself on the scene. About 20 people were injured in the incident on Saturday afternoon, which recalled recent terrorist attacks using vehicles, including one on a Christmas market in Berlin in 2016 that killed 12 people. The driver was a German national and there are "no indications" he had extremist Islamic ties, Herbert Reul, the interior minister of the…

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Youre Santa! Can You Master The Sleigh And Deliver Gifts To All The Good Boys And Girls?

This feature requires JavaScript to function. This is you. You’re Santa Claus. I’m definitely Santa Claus, but unfortunately, I need to explode right away. You’ve been lying unconscious on the frigid tundra of the North Pole since last Christmas. In order to make sure you didn’t starve during your year-long slumber, arctic pelicans have been coming up to you and laying eggs into your mouth 24/7 since last Christmas. Every pelican lays about 200 eggs at a time, and they’ve just been squirting them right down Santa’s sleeping throat all…

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Spaghetti Got a Knit Sweater for Christmas and Couldnt Be Happier

Photograph by Rancor_Emperor on reddit Four years ago, reddit user Rancor_Emperor (aka Sean) became the adopted parent of ‘Spaghetti’, a cute little corn snake that had previously been owned by his old roomate. After his roomie got accepted into a Masters program overseas, he was unable to bring Spaghetti and asked his friends and family on Facebook if anyone could adopt him. Having lived with him for two years when they were roomates, Sean took Spaghetti in and has been caring for him ever since. This year for Christmas, his…

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This Husky Wants No Part of His Owners Christmas Card

Although he’s not actually grumpy, Siberian husky Anuko, has become Internet-famous for his unimpressed demeanour. In fact, Anuko’s owner Jasmine tells Bored Panda: “He has a dark black mask around his face that makes him look that way. It runs in his family. His surly, steely expression isn’t down to any kind of innately grumpy character, quite the opposite in fact. He is actually a very relaxed and kind dog who shows a great enthusiasm for the fun things in life.” [source] Below are some hilarious photos from Jasmine’s attempted…

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Queen to reflect on ‘appalling’ attacks in Christmas Day message

Monarch to focus on warmth, familiarity and love of home as she remembers London and Manchester atrocities The Queen will remember this years appalling terrorist attacks in London and Manchester that claimed 41 lives, as she delivers a Christmas Day television message focusing on the importance of home. The traditional televised message the 60th by the Queen was pre-recorded in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace. She will say: We think of our homes as places of warmth, familiarity and love there is a timeless simplicity to the pull of…

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Fiona the Hippo celebrates the holidays with a special gift

Fiona the Hippo’s had a big year. In fact, she’s not even one year old yet. But 2017’s perfect baby hippo is growing up. Born six weeks premature at only 29 pounds at Cincinnati Zoo in January, Fiona has garnered quite the online fanbase (including us) — just watch her engagement photobomb to know why. SEE ALSO: Fiona the hippo’s best moments of 2017 Now, Fiona is sitting pretty at 622 pounds, according to the zoo. Plus, Fiona’s zoo team has transitioned her to an all solid food diet —…

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Local Newspaper Prints Full Color Patterns for People to Wrap Presents With

Photograph by PlanetGG on reddit How awesome is this? Local German newspaper Heilbronner Stimme recently printed not one, but two! full colour, double page spreads for people to wrap presents with. The double-page spread patterns are a great size for wrapping gifts for your friends and loved ones. What a great and useful idea! via PlanetGG on reddit Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2017/12/newspaper-prints-full-color-patterns-for-wrapping-paper/

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50+ Epic Christmas Design Fails That You Will Find Hard To Believe Actually Happened

Compiled by Bored Panda, the collection below features a whole host of merry merchandise and Christmas-themed ideas that didn’t quite turn out as expected. From suspiciously phallic-shaped candle holders to trees that resemble butt-plugs, these design fails are sure to make you ho ho ho with laughter. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite!

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Pineapple Christmas trees are the newest trend sweeping Instagram

This Christmas, there’s one sweet trend that’s giving the boring old pine tree a run for its money.  The pineapple Christmas tree trend made its holiday debut on Pinterest this holiday season, and soon caught the attention of many Instagram users sparking a new holiday tradition.  SEE ALSO: Upside down Christmas trees are trending, and the internet is outraged Instead of cutting up your pineapples for a quick snack, consider propping them up on top of a table or desk and dangling a few lights, ornaments, and a cute pair…

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20+ Times Cats Hilariously Crashed Nativity Scenes

Can you imagine then, the attraction of the nativity scene for our feline friends? All those tiny people to trample over, a manger to lie in, a little straw to sit on and most importantly, being the centre of attention. It’s pussy paradise! Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/cats-crashing-nativity-scenes/

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