How about a little holiday trivia?
Did you know…
The people of Norway provide the enormous tree in Trafalgar Square each year. They have gifted the tree to Londoners every year since 1947 as a thanks for Britain’s support in WWII.
The Rockefeller Tree started as a small, undecorated tree placed by construction workers, the second year, it was a little bigger with lights. It grew every year until it has reached the giant proportions it is today.
Mistletoe’s Germanic name tells of the plant’s origins. Birds eat the berries and the Germanic word for it means dung-on-a-twig.
In Canada, Santa has his own zip code.
In 1965, Astronauts on board Gemini 6 reported seeing a UFO about to enter Earth’s Atmosphere traveling in a north to south polar orbit. They then interrupted their report to play Jingle Bells, using a harmonica and a small set of sleigh bells they had both smuggled aboard with them.
During World War II, the United States Playing Card Company, cooperated with American and British intelligence agencies to create a special deck of playing cards. Soldiers received them as Christmas gifts. They were not only functional for gaming; they helped allied prisoners of war escape from German POW camps. When moistened, the individual cards peeled apart, revealing maps of escape routes.
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