Reading While Eating for December 21: Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls

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An iced-over train is seen parked in the railyard at Malmo central station, Sweden, December 20, 2010. More than a hundred local commuter trains were cancelled in the Malmo area on Monday because of severe weather.

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Tuesday’s links stick to the cookies and the jokes that we’re used to.

Terror Table: Talk about a waiter horror story — a group of 47 students demands all separate checks — and then they all take out their Groupons. (Consumerist)

Sweet Story: Watch as this illustrator tells his own tale of creation — as told by Christmas cookie dough and sprinkles. (New York Times)

Flow-Free: For a brief time in 1969, Niagara Falls was completely dry. The never-bef0re-seen photos are stunning. (Gizmodo)

Ba-Dum Ching: Now that his CNN show is over, Larry King tried his hand at stand-up comedy on Leno last night. And, well, your grandparents will love it. (Splitsider)

Super Celebs: Stars are not only prettier and more famous than you, but they also have impressive hidden talents. (LIFE)

Reading Rage: Even if he just received a Wii, don’t give this 5-year-old boy books for Christmas. He won’t be happy about it. (The Daily What)

Elsewhere on Need a last-minute gift? Make a difference and donate to charity. Our Charity Gift Guide can get you started.

Must See: Shaquille O’Neal recently conducted the Boston Pops. Because why not? It’s the holidays. (via Vulture)