Interesting Question of the Day – 24 December 2014

According to an apocryphal story about Saint Nicholas, why did he drop bag of coins down the chimney of a poor family with three daughters?

P.S. This is a painting of St Nicholas punching a heretic at the Council of Nicea in 325.  For some reason that part didn’t make it into the Santa Claus mythology.

One thought on “Interesting Question of the Day – 24 December 2014”

  1. With no money to provide a dowry, the three daughters would have no way of securing a good marriage and would most likely have to become prostitutes.

    So if Santa popped down your chimney last night, that’s why. He’s trying to save you from life as a hooker.

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