Wednesday, December 03, 2014 christmas facts

heres a few COOL CHRISTMAS FACTS you might not know…

faster than a speeding bullet scientists figured out that on christmas eve for santa to deliver gifts all over the world (adding in all the time zones and miles) he’d have to deliver gifts to 823 homes per second. and poor rudolph and the reindeer gang will have to fly 650 miles a second. “Up on the rooftop reindeer pause…” i don’t think so! ha ha.  hmmm…wonder what kinda scientists spend their time figuring this stuff out??

oooh christmas tree… the tallest live christmas tree in america is in a little place called coeur d’alene in idaho. you ready for this??  it’s 161 FEET TALL!! for sure i don’t wanna be the one to climb up and put the star on top.

need some vitamin C?  eat your christmas tree! …at least the needles. they’re a good source of abscorbic acid.

oink!... before turkey, the traditional christmas meal in england was a pig's head and mustard. ooh yum!!! yeech!

let it snow... what to do with all that snow? build a snowman of course! residents of bethel, maine, usa, and surrounding towns did just that. they built a snow woman measuring 122 FEET 1 INCH TALL!!  she’s in the guinness book of world records!!

spaced out christmas song… jingle bells was the first song broadcast from space when gemini 6 astronauts tom stafford and wally schirra sang it on december 16, 1965.

a real hit... the bestselling christmas  single ever is bing crosby's white christmas. its sold over 50 million copies worldwide since 1942.

no way... mistletoe (Viscum album) is from the anglo-saxon word misteltan, which means “little dung twig” because the plant spreads though bird droppings. oh yah! for sure that’ll make you wanna stand under the mistletoe. ugh! ha ha.

runny nose... norwegian scientists have hypothesized that rudolph’s red nose is probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system. new name… rudolph the runny nose reindeer. yep! more scientists at work.

honk!... the germans made the first artificial christmas trees out of dyed goose feathers. honk!

go green!...  well…maybe not. ugh! household waste increases by 25 percent between thanksgiving and new year’s day. In the united states. trash from wrapping paper and shopping bags totals 4 million tons.

snail mail… the u. s. postal service delivers 20 billion cards and packages between thanksgiving and christmas eve.

ouch!... an average of 5,800 people end up in the emergency room after suffering injuries from holiday decorating. be careful!!!

boy oh boy!...  hmm...maybe not. most of santa’s reindeer have male-sounding names like, comet, cupid, donner and blitzen. but… male reindeers shed their antlers around christmas, so the reindeer pulling santa’s sleigh are probably females.  …on comette, on cupette, on donna and blitzina…  ha ha!

had enough???  ok!  now all that’s left to do is wish all my blogger friends and their families

                              HAPPY HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

…hugs from lenny

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