Monday, December 20, 2010

Useless Christmas Facts

Did you know?

  • Hallmark introduced its first Christmas cards in 1915, five years after the founding of the company.
  • The poinsettia, traditionally an American Christmas flower, originally grew in Mexico; where it was known as the "Flower of the Holy Night". It was first brought to America by Joel Poinsett in 1829.
  • If you received all of the gifts in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas", you would receive 364 presents. That's a LOT of crappy presents!
  • On average, an American family sends and receives 28 Christmas cards each year.
  • Christmas trees are edible. Many parts of pines, spruces, and firs can be eaten. The needles are a good source of vitamin C. Pine nuts, or pine cones, are also a good source of nutrition. I'll pass thankyouverymuch.
  • One in three American men say they wait until Christmas Eve to finish their holiday shopping. Are we suprised?
  • There are towns named Santa Claus in Arizona and Indiana, one named Noel in Missouri, and towns named Christmas in Arizona and Florida. Who knew?!?!
  • About 31% of all diamond purchases are made during the Christmas season. Hint, Hint.
  • Due to the way time zones work, Santa actually has 31 hours to deliver his gifts.

I bet you will all sleep a bit better tonight. You're welcome.

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