The Real Story Behind the 1914 Christmas Truce in World War I

It was 100 years ago this very night that something miraculous happened along the Western Front. After months of bitter fighting, soldiers on both sides gathered in no-man's-land in a spontaneous show of peace and goodwill. Here's what happened on that historic day — and why it marked the end of an era. » 12/24/14 9:21pm 7 minutes ago

Every Honda Cub Should Have A 15-Shot Of NOS

Sometimes adding another 100cc to a Honda Cub just isn't enough. The developing world's chariot of choice needs more. Pip Davidson answered that call, taking a cue from the Honda tuning world with his 1967 Cub 90 by adding a 24-hp Daytona Animal engine and then – just for good measure – a 15-shot of nitrous. And a… » 12/24/14 9:07pm 20 minutes ago

Watch Former NASCAR Driver Tyler Walker Lead Police On High-Speed Chase

According to Autoweek, former NASCAR driver Tyler Walker finally pled guilty today to the two felonies and three misdemeanors from a high-speed chase that led cops from outside Las Vegas into Utah. He had postponed this court date for nearly two years. » 12/24/14 7:57pm Today 7:57pm

Smash A Bus Driver's Windows And He Will Destroy Everything

I'm not entirely sure what led to this argument, but then again, I'm not sure it matters. Because for this bus driver, the finish is everything. He's like a beautiful gymnast of confrontation, once his windows get smashed, he just gets out of there without a care for what's in his way. A stunning pirouette of revenge… » 12/24/14 6:30pm Today 6:30pm

Now You Can Do Some Sky-High Smooching Under Mistletoe

Poland's national airline is called LOT, and this holiday season, they have invited passengers to "KISSaLOT" (I couldn't make this up) by hanging mistletoe in the cabin of every aircraft in its fleet, through January 6th. The airline says it's their way of bringing people together, while I'm wondering what happened to… » 12/24/14 6:02pm Today 6:02pm

Here's A Crazy Cheap 9000-RPM Honda S2000 That You Need In Your Life

Put this number in your head - 150. That's how many times the crank in this S2000 revolves at full tilt, every second. Not only is that absolutely mind-boggling, but it's a figure that can be repeated ad infinitum without the risk of breaking, because Honda. All this textbook hoonery can now be yours for a criminally… » 12/24/14 5:01pm Today 5:01pm

Being inside a Porsche engine factory is like being inside a Transformer

This video is fascinating because it let's us pretend to be a fly on the wall of a Porsche 911 engine assembly line. There's no annoying soundtrack, no voiceover explaining what's happening, we're just seeing humans and machines teaming up to create beautiful, powerful engines that purr the best cars. » 12/24/14 4:19pm Today 4:19pm

Ten Zero Cost Ways To Improve IMSA Racing: Part 2

Picking up where we left off yesterday with part one, here's the second half of how to improve IMSA racing in immeasurable ways. I believe in constant reevaluation and pushing the sport that I love to be more competitive, more interesting and more fun for everyone involved. Sometimes progress costs a dumpster full of… » 12/24/14 3:01pm Today 3:01pm

The Corvette Configurator On Chevy's Website Has The Best Bug Right Now

It's the holidays, so I imagine many of you will be returning all those socks and snuggles and novelty LED-illuminated underpants and pooling the money to buy yourself a car. Maybe you want a new Corvette Z06? Maybe you've gone to Chevy's site to build one and see how much it would be? Maybe you found yourself really… » 12/24/14 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

Santa's Sleigh Nearly Collides With Airliner Over Australia

Shortly after Australian aviation authorities announced that Santa Claus was given clearance to bring his sleigh and team of reindeer into the nation's airspace, the fat, bearded man was spotted flying his sleigh within spitting distance of a commercial airliner. Watch this video provided by 9News Australia. » 12/24/14 1:01pm Today 1:01pm

VW's Only Officially-Approved Christmas Story Has A Jolly Green Beetle

Back in the '60s, Volkswagen was eager to corner the under-12 market. They were in a good position: the Beetle, looking like a giant toy, was appealing to kids, so they just needed to sweeten the pot a bit and get the kids into dealers. That's why they made special holiday books like this. Too bad kids are always… » 12/24/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Remember Italian Hall: Where 73 Died On Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve, 1913, 73 people died in a stampede after a false cry of Fire! at a children's Christmas party in northern Michigan. There was no fire and the event marked the turning point in a bitter labor dispute in a large mining community. Two questions always arise: How could such a thing happen and why has… » 12/24/14 11:10am Today 11:10am

Live Out Your James Bond Fantasy At Aston Martin's Ice Driving School

"Aston Martin On Ice" is being revived for this winter. That's not a theatrical spectacle so much as an amazing winter driving school for rich people. For $2,500 "and up," you can whip their spectacular sports cars on an ice course in Colorado, and let somebody else deal with the Check Engine light! » 12/24/14 10:00am Today 10:00am

ISIS Captures Jordanian F-16 Pilot Downed Over Raqqa, Syria

One of the anti-ISIS air coalition's biggest fears have come true: A pilot being captured by ISIS militants. The Jordanian F-16AM was flying over the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, Syria this morning when some say it was engaged by a shoulder-fired heat seeking missile. Later, images appeared on twitter of pieces of the… » 12/24/14 8:53am Today 8:53am

Pre-Order: 55% off the Limited Edition Code Black Drone W/ HD Camera

A few weeks ago, we offered a pre order discount on this limited edition Code Black to Gizmodo readers. It sold out in 2 days. Luckily, we brought it back, so Jalopnik readers can get a pre-order discount of 55% off a Code Black Drone + Free Shipping. Want to get in on the drone craze? This is a good place to start. » 12/22/14 4:22pm Monday 4:22pm