- 6000 calories, and its not the compulsory roast that is to blame, most Brits will have consumed a days worth of calories by mid-day prior to the first cracker being pulled. For example, by consuming: Quality Streets or equivalent chocolates, mince pies, alcohol, crisps and nuts.
- The equivalent calories can be consumed by eating:
- 118 chicken nuggets,
- 26 doughnuts,
- 12 Big Macs,
- 22 pork pies,
- 55 two-finger Kit-Kats,
- 32 slices of pizza,
- 53 bags of Quavers,
- 131 Jaffa Cakes.
- You could consume the above guilt free by going on an 8 hours run or 21.5 hour walk on boxing day [Reference]
- According to Arnold Pompos of Purdue University, Santa would have to travel a total of 160,000,000km – further than the distance from the Earth to the Sun – to visit 200 million children.
- He would have about 10 hours, from 8pm to 6am, to deliver the presents. Luckily, children happen to be spread across a wide range of time zones, buying Santa an additional 24 hours.
- Even so, covering this distance in 34 hours is certainly no mean feat. Crunching the figures, we get a speed of 4,705,882km/h, far slower than the speed of light, but still fast enough that the air resistance is likely to vaporise Santa, along with all the children’s gifts… if he wasn’t riding a magic sleigh. [Reference]
- Graham, a human designed by artist Patricia Piccinini to survive a car crash
- Usually, on average about 220,000 babies are born each day but on Christmas day only about 172,000 babies are born
- More babies are born on a Tuesday than any other day – except if Tuesday falls on Christmas day.
- But the Christmas holiday is special for another reason: most babies are born in August and September meaning that more babies are conceived during Christmas season than at any other time. [Reference]
- Colophonium, the sticky substance from pine and spruce after she decorated her Christmas tree.
- In a European study from 2015, up to 2% of adolescents were affected and a Canadian study from 1970 thought up to 7% of patients presenting with respiratory symptoms or allergies might be Christmas tree related. [Reference]