Wednesday, 7 December 2016

A Christmas Useless Fact

Or maybe it’s not such a useless one!  The practice of kissing under the mistletoe goes back to Norse mythology.  Traditionally a berry should be plucked for every kiss and when the berries run out no more kisses can be claimed.  A kissing ball of mistletoe was a popular household decoration in Britain in the 18th century and any girl standing underneath it could not refuse to be kissed but if she stood under it and remained unkissed it meant she would not be married in the next year.

Monday, 5 December 2016

A Christmas Useless Fact

I love Christmas cake, especially with a bit of cheese on the side. But in 1992 a survey asked people what they thought was the most appropriate use of fruitcake.  Thirty-eight per cent thought it made a useful gift for someone else; 13% said it made a good doorstop; and 4% suggested landfill.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

A Christmas Useless Fact

In 1995 the Canadian post advised that letters using the postal code HOH OHO would be sped on their way to Santa!

Friday, 2 December 2016

A Christmas Useless Fact

Sweden is the only country in which sales of Coca-Cola drop at Christmas time. That is said to be due to the production of Julmust -  a local festive drink.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Quotes for the day...

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man. Lana Turner

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. Benjamin Franklin

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month. Theodore Roosevelt

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. Douglas Adams

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