What if the Moon Were Made of Cheese?

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What if the moon were made of cheese?

1. The volume of the moon is 21,900,000,000 Km^3

2. The volume of a Kraft Single is 0.0002835 Km^3

3. It would take 74,074,074,100,000 slices of kraft singles that could be produced with a moon-sized wheel of cheese.

4. The population of American students – from Kindergarten through High School – could be fed grilled cheese, made from the moon size wheel of cheese for 3,741 years.

Santa the Coca-Cola Claus

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Did you know that Santa didn’t look like the jolly fellow we know until the 1930’s. That was when Coca-Cola decided to make him an iconic figure usually posing with a Coke in hand. In 1931, the Coca-Cola company hired an illustrator, named Haddon Sundblom, to create their annual Christmas advertisements. He drew Santa as a merry figure with white flowing whiskers and a red and white suit to match the famous corporate colors.

In truth Santa evolved out of two religious figures: St. Nicholas and Christkindlein. St. Nicholas was a monk who became a bishop in the fourth century and was known for his generous gift-giving. Christkindlein from folklore, he was assisted by elfin helpers to deliver gifts to children while they slept.

For more fun facts about Santa Clause, read 5 Terrifying Versions of Santa Claus.

5 Terrifying Versions of Santa Claus

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Italy 

  • La Befana – An old witch-like hag who rode around on a broom stick. Much like Santa Claus, she would come down the chimneys and leave gifts to good children and coal and ash for naughty kids. She would whack children with her broom if they came out of their room to spy on her. On the lighter side, she was also known as the best house-keeper in Italy, and she would sweep the floor and chimney on her way out.

Iceland

  • The Yule Lads – 13 men who play mischievous tricks and are also known for leaving gifts in the shoes of good little boys and girls. Watch out if you are bad though, because you will either receive a rotten potato, or get eaten by a huge Yuletide cat! The Yule Lads range from Sheep-Cote Clod, a pegged-legged man who harassed sheep, to Candle-Stealer, who follows children around in order to steal their candles.

Germany

  • Belsnickle – Portrayed as a vicious mountain man wearing a mask with a long tongue sticking out of it. Belsnickle is said to be the main disciplinarian of Santa’s posse. In Germany, on December 6th, he gives small gifts and candy to the good children, and coal and switches to the bad children. This is where the term “You better be good or you will get coal for christmas” comes from. He is also known for coming to the houses of bad children and warning them that they better be on their best behavior.

France

  • Pere Noel – He is a lot like good ol’ St. Nick, just a little darker. The legend goes, that in the 1100’s Pere Noel and his wife kidnapped and killed 3 young men, and then cooked them into a stew. Once the gracious St. Nicholas found out about this, he brought the boys back to life and Pere Noel repented his evil ways. Pere Noel now leaves gifts in the shoes of good children, however if your are naughty he is equipped with chains and switches so that he can give deliver a nice flogging.

Hungary

  • Krampus  – Much like Belsnickle, Krampus is Santa’s resident heavy. He is known for dishing out severe beatings to naughty kids on Christmas. Krampus is not really known for giving gifts, if you were lucky you would receive a stern warning. However, if you were a very naughty child, you would likely get kidnapped and thrown in a burlap sack then tossed into the closest river to drown.

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Pandora can now wake you up to the sound of music with iOS app update

I would love to wake up to my favorite Pandora station instead of that incessant beeping.

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Tired of waking up to the same, grating default alarm on your iPhone(s aapl) every day? Pandora’s latest update is designed to make your mornings much more pleasant, letting you set an alarm and wake up to sounds of the station of your choice.

And if you’re not ready to get up just yet, the app has a programmable snooze function that allows you to decide how long you want to wait between alarms after hitting snooze button. There’s also a sleep timer that allows you to fall asleep while listening to music, which will shut off automatically in 15, 30 or 60 minutes.

Aside from that, the app features a refreshed design for iOS 7, along with some small improvements and bug fixes.

Android(s goog) users looking for similar functionality will have to wait a bit longer. Pandora said that it is working on alarm for its Android app

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Creativity

Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is.
-Mason Cooley

LoopDoodle is up and running, and it has been for a few days now. We need feedback from users like you, we want to know what you think and what you would like to see LoopDoodle turn into. We want to collaborate with people just like you to make this mixer everything that you want it to be. So here is the mission:

1. Go to http://www.loopdoodle.com

2. Sign in (or test drive), don’t worry its free unless you want to pay

3. Play around and tell us what you like and don’t like about the app. We will use your comments to make the app better and you will be a part of it!

4. Doodle on

LoopDoodle Menu

LoopDoodle Menu

Step 1 – You can either log in or take LoopDoodle for a test drive. (That means you don’t have to create a log in at the moment).

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Step 2 – When you log in you will seen the screen below, on the left side of the screen there is a menu.

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The top icon Image is your user profile. It will show you what tier you are on and how many saves and exports you have left. You can also change your profile information here and upgrade your account. 

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The second icon Image is where your doodles are kept. You can save these doodles and come back to them later to work on them more. 

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The third icon Image is popular doodles, this is a feed that shows everyones doodles. To get to the top users have to like your doodle. There are also random prizes for the top ten doodles, so doodle away!

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The fourth icon Image is a how to document. This shows a step by step of how to use LoopDoodle, there will also be a blog post that goes into a bit more detail.

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The next icon Image shows you the pricing for the three tiers. You can update your profile here as well, since your having such a blast!

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The sixth icon Image is information about LoopDoodle, whatever you need to know you can find out here and if that information is not available you can just ask us.

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The seventh icon Image is where you can ask us anything! its our contact form, we are here to answer any questions you have. 

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The last icon Image is the log out button, but we think you should stick around a bit longer.

One more fun tidbit of info, this icon -> Image at the bottom left hand side of the screen is where you can minimize the menu. 

Doodle on!

We are OFFICIALLY up and running!

We are OFFICIALLY up and running!

Hey music lovers! LoopDoodle is up and running, however we are new at this and would love some feedback from nice users like yourself. Just go to http://www.loopdoodle.com and try it out for free!