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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Santa Clause + Cookies & Milk = Weight Gain?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Santa Clause + Cookies & Milk = Weight Gain?

Each & every Christmas Eve, Santa Clause sets out across the world, delivering toys to good little girls & boys. And, along the way, his yuletide mission is fueled by everyone’s traditional offering of cookies & milk. With all those goodies at every single stop, just how much weight would St. Nick pack on? There’s…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Does Santa Give Lumps Of Coal To Bad Kids?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Does Santa Give Lumps Of Coal To Bad Kids?

Misbehaving children getting lumps of coal actually predates Santa as we know him now; the tradition is also associated with St. Nicholas, Sinterklaas, and La Befana. There doesn’t seem to be a single specific legend about any of those figures that might give us a definitive explanation as to why coal is doled out to…Read More