Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – Christmas Edition – (12/16/22)

Here’s a special CHRISTMAS EDITION of Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ on this Friday – December 16th, 2022. Let’s learn something together:

  1. Mistletoe is from the Old English word “misteltan,” which means “little dung twig” apparently because the plant spreads through bird droppings.
  2. In some European countries, it’s traditional for people to leave out their SHOES rather than socks or stockings for Santa to fill.
  3. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221-foot Douglas fir displayed in Seattle, Washington in 1950.  221 feet is more than 20 stories tall.
  4. Canada debuted the first Christmas postage stamp in 1898.  America was VERY late to the game.  The first U.S. Christmas stamp was issued in 1962 and featured a candle and wreaths in green and red.
  5. There are two towns in the U.S. with Santa names, not counting the Spanish, “saint”-inspired names like Santa Monica, California.  There’s the unincorporated town of Santa, Idaho, which has embraced its connection to Santa Claus in the past, but was actually named after the nearby Santa Anna Creek.  And there’s Santa Claus, Indiana, which is home to about 2,500 people.  The origins of the name are vague, but it’s been Santa Claus for over 125 years now.

Be sure to share these 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ with your family, friends & coworkers at some point today!

 

(Forbes / Shoezone / Guinness World Records / Stamps.org / Wikipedia & Wikipedia)

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