christmas lore

Science Offers Explanation for Rudolph’s Red Nose
Have you ever wondered how Rudolph got his red nose? Well, Dutch scientists have finally explained the mystery. Turns out, the reindeer's shiny nose is the direct result of "hyperemia of the nasal mucosa." Way to take all the magic out of Christmas, science.
Where Did The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Originate?
It all began in San Francisco back in 1891 with Captain Joseph McFee. The Captain was trying to figure out a way to provide meals for families in need, especially during the holidays, and so he recalled "Simpson's Pot" -- a large pot for people to toss in charitable donations …
Santa Stats: Man This Dude Is FAST!
For every 1 minute on the Christmas day, Santa Claus has to visit 1,163,194.44 homes if the average home consisted of 4 people, to deliver all presents for the whole Earth.