Christians converge on Bethlehem
Thousands of Christian faithful from all over the world converged on Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas where, according to the Biblical account, Jesus was born.
Palestinian tourism officials estimate that by year’s end up to two million people will have visited the West Bank town.
Smallest Christmas card
Nantotechnologists at the University of Glasgow have created what they believe is the world’s smallest Christmas card.
The card is so small it could fit on to the surface of a postage stamp 8,276 times.
The image, which measures 200x290 micro-metres, features a Christmas tree and is etched on a tiny piece of glass. The team behind the project said the technology could eventually be used in products such as TVs and cameras.
Rage while shopping
Christmas is supposed to be a time for love and peace, and yet, many of us know the holiday shopping rush can bring out our worst.
Psychologist Matthew Bambling at the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane, believes that at heart we’re all still cavemen and hence seemingly well-adjusted adults turn into misbehaving children.
Chinese spend most
New York and Hawaii are among the most popular holiday destinations among Chinese this year as tour operators rush to grab a pie of this lucrative business by doling out special discounts for the visitors who are among the biggest spenders in the US.
The number of Chinese tourists to the US is set to hit the one million mark by the end of this year.