Ugly Sells

Well, that is if you’re selling ugly Christmas sweaters. The holiday may have passed, but that says nothing about the success of According to Post-Tribune, Adam Paulson, Kevin Wool, and Brian Miller are college buddies. Last year they got together and decided to see what they could do with a certain website URL. They

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Christmas Freak Out Pays Off

Sometimes it pays to freak out. An Ohio boy’s over-the-top reaction after receiving a Wii game system for Christmas three years ago has turned into a tidy little side business says the Hamilton Journal News. Since the boy’s father posted the reaction video on YouTube three years ago, he’s made almost $5000 in royalties. The

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$11 Million Christmas Tree

Christmas tree decked out with dollars 11 million U.S. worth of gold, at the Emirates Palace hotel, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The hotel’s general manager, Hans Olbertz, was quoted in local newspapers Thursday as saying the 43-foot faux fir has 131 ornaments that include gold and precious stones including diamonds and sapphires. The

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Santa Claus Detector

Patent #5,523,741. Thomas Cane’s “Santa Claus detector,” patented in 1996, combines yuletide spirit with cold-hearted espionage. Kids booby-trap the hearth as shown on Christmas Eve, and if the decorative ribbon is pulled during the night, the stockings light up, giving proof of Santa’s visit. “This is particularly important to young children, providing reassurance that the

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