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The Science of Christmas

The Science of Christmas

Three holiday facts from the Inside Science archive (infographic).


A plate of cookies, presents under a tree, and a warm fire during Christmas
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Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator 

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Friday, December 22, 2017 - 16:30

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

(Inside Science) -- We'd like to wish Happy Holidays to all of our readers. If you ever wondered about the tallest possible Fraser fir or how long it would take Santa Claus to deliver toys to all the world's children, you can find the answers in this infographic. And if you ever wondered how many calories Santa would consume if he ate one cookie at every house, we can help answer that imponderable as well. Enjoy!

Sources for this infographic include:

The Science Behind the Best Christmas Trees

Keeping Santa's Christmas Snacks Safe

Year's Best Gift Could Be A Job From Santa

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Abigail Malate is a graphic designer at the American Institute of Physics, which produces the editorially independent news service Inside Science.