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9 Christmas Factoids To Astound And Amaze Your Friends

Ever heard of a Christmas carp?

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Have you ever wondered why stockings are hung by the chimney with care? Or who created the candy cane?

1. Candy Canes: Originally White—and for Bored Kids
Candy Canes: Originally White—and for Bored Kids
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The first known candy cane was made in 1670 by a German choirmaster to help children endure lengthy nativity services. They were white and modelled after shepherds’ canes. The candy cane made its way to America in 1847, when a German immigrant decorated the tree in his Ohio home with the iconic candy.


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