The Internet is a strange and exciting place filled with all sorts of fun ways to waste time. From DIY projects to educational infographs to silly videos, the Internet has it all! The Krrb team has their ear to the ground—here’s what we’ve been clicking on this week!
It’s 10 days from Christmas and we’re drinking the peppermint-sweetened water! On our radar this week are international holiday traditions, locally sourced coal for those who made the Naughty List and a visit to the themed parks.
Good Old Kentucky Coal
We have put together several Christmas gift lists for those friends and family on the “Nice” list, but what about those people on the “Naughty” list? Well, look no more. You can now send your frenemies and foes a cleverly packaged lump of coal for their holiday gift this year. Introducing real Kentucky Coal, giftwrapped in a beautiful box with a card that reads “Merry Christmas Butthole”, for only $7. The perfect anti-gift for the jerk you know (a few people come to mind) that still appreciates classic christmas traditions. —Mateo
Bizarro Worlds of Fun
I first heard of the abandoned Wizard of Oz-themed park Land of Oz a year ago. At the time, I added it to my ever-growing list of places to visit one day. It came up again this week with the book release by photographer Seph Lawless, where he went around the world visiting long-forgotten themed parks. These haunting images in Bizarro make me wonder what happened to make the rides shut down and the fun stop. —Vee
Eat Pumpkin Seeds and Fruit to Fall Asleep
Have you heard the good news? Natural News reports that consuming a combination of pumpkin seeds and fruit before bedtime is as effective at inducing sleep as prescription sleep aids. So kiss your doctors goodbye – I mean really kiss them. It took a doctor of some sort to determine that nearly 9 million Americans taking a prescription sleep aid just needed to eat good food! —Alexandra
Unusual Christmas Traditions Across the Globe
Call it human nature, but it’s easy to assume that your worldview is commonplace. I tend to fall into that mental trap the most during the holidays, since who wouldn’t indulge in the “normal” Christmas traditions of gifts and classic movies? Stumbling upon this gorgeous set of international holiday traditions was an eye-opener in the best way, where you can get answers for questions you never even knew you had. Why do Finnish people pour molten tin to celebrate New Years? Why is KFC synonymous with Japanese Christmas? Why did it take me so long to find this?! —Lauren
Japanese Cat Mashmallows
I don’t really have quite the words to talk about these. If you could just see my grinning face, you’d know exactly everything I’m feeling and thinking in my head. The Japanese retailer Felissimo now has these chocolate-filled cat marshmallows. No, you did not read that incorrectly. Luckily for those of us not in Japan, they have an international store where you can snag these. Would you be able to get yourself to eat them though or would you just want to cherish them forever? I know that if somebody gifted these to me, my heart would be theres forever! —Chrissy