Thursday, December 27, 2007

Did You Know #1...?

DYK…? (Did you know…?)

1. In 1836, Alabama was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday.

2. The Friday after Thanksgiving is NOT the busiest shopping day of the year - it’s the 5th. The Friday and Saturday before Christmas are actually the busiest.

3. America’s official Christmas tree is located in King’s Canyon National Park in California. It is a giant sequoia, over 300 feet tall, and got the honor in 1925.

4. According to Ukranian legend, a spider web found on Christmas morning will bring good luck.

5. Alternative names for the Tiny Tim character in Charles Dickens’ classic novel A Christmas Carol were Little Larry, Puny Pete and Small Sam.

6. During the Christmas buying season, a VISA card is used an average of 5340 times per minute in the USA.

7. In 1907, Oklahoma was the last state to make Christmas an official holiday.

8. In Britain, the Holy Days & Fasting Act (which has to date NOT been repealed) states that every citizen must attend a Christian church service on Christmas day and must not use any kind of vehicle to get to the service.

9. Around 400,000 people get sick every year from tainted Christmas leftovers.

10. In 320 AD, Pope Julius I and other religious leaders specified the 25th of December as the official date of birth of Jesus Christ.

1 comment:

driftersong said...

I cant help but wonder if the character in charles dickens book was the reason tiny tim (singer from the sixties ) chose his stage name , i was just a kid but i remember the song he sang , tip toe through the tulips lol