A recent archaeological discovery brings sad news for the children out there – Santa Claus is dead, and the researchers claim to have found his tomb. Well, kids, it seems like it’s about time to finally ditch the cookies and milk tradition every Christmas Eve.
According to the reports, a group of archaeologists discovered the tomb of Santa somewhere beneath the Demre church in Turkey. Keep in mind though we’re talking about the real version of Santa Claus – no, not the fictional guy who hangs out with elves and reindeer somewhere in the North Pole. We’re talking about the real Saint Nicholas, the 4th-century guy who secretly gave gifts to people.
The old church they discovered is riddled with mosaics.
The evidence they found imply that Saint Nicholas was indeed buried in that place. However, the experts also admitted that getting to his tomb would be extremely difficult due to the precious mosaics scattered throughout the place.
It’d be a challenge to remove these without getting ruined in the process.
The archaeologists are currently leaning on the possibility that smugglers already attempted to steal Saint Nicholas’ bones from the tomb. However, they’re also optimistic that the thieves might have failed to take the right bones.
According to the records, Saint Nicholas died sometime around year 343.
One of the most popular Saint Nicholas stories was his act of charity for the three poor girls that was fated to become prostitutes out of desperation. In order to help them, Saint Nicholas threw coin-filled purses to the window of their house.
Unlike the popular Santa Claus, experts believe that Saint Nicholas was born in Turkey.
Regardless if Nicholas’ charity stories are real or not, the takeaway from them is that he’s definitely the real inspiration of the Santa Claus legend we all grew to know and love.
10 of the Most Terrifying Disasters Caused by Sleep Deprivation
Lack of sleep is deemed one of the major causes of massive disasters in history.
There are a million reasons why we need to have a good amount of sleep. First and foremost, it helps us function more efficiently and keeps us away from any form of sickness like common colds. It also allows us to retain key information and, more importantly, it reduces stress.
Apparently, though, a good number of people continue to deprive themselves of sleep. Hence they experience serious effects such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, and severe impairment of cognitive functions. All of these prohibit us from becoming the best version of ourselves.
Around 70 percent of the total world population lacks sleep, which could lead to much more serious issues. In fact, some of the biggest disasters in history are rooted directly from sleep deprivation. And without further ado, here they are below....
10 Bizarre Facts About the Early Church and Christianity
“Some of them are deemed perpetual today, but in the past, they were hotly contested innovation.”
Christianity is among the first religions in the world, but it is perhaps the one with the most interesting history. In fact, 31.5 percent of the world's overall population is Christian - that is 2.2 billion (adherents) in numbers. And among these figures are over 33,000 multiple denominations. Overall, they believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming was prophesied in the Old Testament. Interestingly, Christians have different names or titles of Jesus, such as Messiah, Yahweh, Jehovah Jireh, Logos (the Word), and Lamb of God, among many others.
Like any other denominations, Christianity also promotes its own versions of universal and eternal truths. While these “truths” have remained the same over the course of years, history tells us that they’ve managed to evolve over time. Some of them are deemed perpetual today, but in the past, they were hotly-contested innovation. And yes, Christianity is among them. The early Church was actually seething plethora of rivalries and even controversies that shaped today’s Christianity.
Below are 10 bizarre facts about Christian faith during the early days....
10 Plans Adolf Hitler Wanted To Implement Had The Nazis Won
Well, people have to be thankful he “didn’t” win.
Whenever the term Nazis surfaces, we can’t help but include the man himself, Adolf Hitler, in the conversation. After all, he embodied the Nazis during their heyday. And in fact, if they won, they would’ve implemented the infamous new world order.
The Nazis had always wanted to build a brand new fascist empire all over Europe. They’ve already written the blueprints, seemingly confident that they would win. We all know what happened, though. But what if Hitler and his boys did win the Great War? What would’ve happened to the world today?
Below are 10 interesting plans the Nazis wanted to implement. You would be surprised with some of them....