January 1, 2006
• U.S. per capita eggnog consumption peaked in 1962, at 3.7 gallons per year.
• Fourteen pounds of plums are used in making each pound of plum trifle.
• The most recent winter solstice marked the beginning of the year 11,417 in the calendar of the Hisatsinom Hopi.
• Goods worth 6.3 percent of the US Gross Domestic Product are returned to stores in the week after Christmas.
• Molten wax was worshipped in ancient Minoa.