We all know today's Christmas is nothing like Christmas in years gone past. In the 17 and 1800's Christmas carolers used to knock on people's doors, sing songs, and demand alcohol and food (sounds like the aftermath of the Rise Guys Christmas Party).
An anthropologist from Sierra College in California thinks he's discovered the original roots of the Santa Claus "myth":
His theory on the origin of the Santa story comes from priests in the Arctic and Siberian region dropping hallucinogenic mushrooms into people's teepees in late December up until the 1700s. He theorizes, "Until a few hundred years ago, these shamans or priests would collect the mushrooms, dry them, and then give them as gifts. Because snow is usually blocking the doors, there was an opening in the roof, thus the chimney story."
That also helps explain the flying reindeer. There are a ton of reindeer in Siberia. They don't fly . . . but if everyone's tripping on shrooms, it's a lot easier to hallucinate and think they're flying.
Most of the rest of the modern Santa Claus story comes from "Twas the Night Before Christmas", which was published in 1823.
I've been pulled over a few times in my life. Luckly enough, never gotten a ticket for anything, but just about every time the officer has been MUCH ruder than he needed to be (you treat me with respect, I treat you with respect...deal?), but THIS is freaking ridiculous. A Texas State Trooper pulled two women over after the driver flicked a cigarette butt out of the car window. In the video, you can see the officer claims to smell a heavy odor of marijuana in the vehicle. Apparently there were no visible signs of drugs in the car, nor did the driver or passenger show any signs of being on drugs. But the officer pulled both people out of the car, where both were subjected to a road side cavity search WITH THE SAME PAIR OF GLOVES. Gah this is gross. Watch the video below, the search commences at around 2:50.
No one ever said you had to be brilliant to be in a fraternity. As evidenced by this frat guy at S. Carolina who describes his house catching on fire with words like, "wooaah, there's like ceilings all on the ground covered in fire" and "It's just not frat at all". Skip forward to about :32 to hear his take on what happened.