Science Debunks the Jolly Fat Man Myth

The Jolly Fat Man (Jollyman) myth dates back to the early 1900s when it was first reported that a man named Nicholas died from eating fat. Since then there have been many other reports of people dying after consuming fat. However, these cases are rare since most doctors believe that fat is good for health and does not cause death unless consumed in excess or eaten too quickly. There are no known cases where fat consumption caused death.

In addition to being a popular children’s story, the Jolly Fat Man legend has become a popular urban legend among some people because they think it makes them feel better about their weight. Some even claim that if they just eat less fat, they will lose weight!

However, the truth is that the Jolly Fat Man myth is nothing but a hoax perpetrated by people who want to make money off of gullible people. They don’t actually know anything about Santa Claus.

What Happened To Saint Nick?

Saint Nicholas was born around A.D. 602 in Iberia, Spain and lived until he died circa AD 706 at age 83 in Myra, France.

When he was a young child his wealthy parents died, so he went to live with his elderly uncle. When his uncle also died, Nicholas used his inherited wealth to help those in need. He supported a poor man who had six daughters but no money to give them a wedding. So he snuck into the house at night and tossed three gold coins into their shoes, so that they might be able to get married. He did this anonymously so they might find suitable husbands.

When he died in 706, the people of Myra (in modern day Turkey) helped move his remains to Bari, Italy. He is the patron saint of sailors and thieves.

How Did St.

Nick Die?

The story that he died after eating a single cookie was made up by a writer named Thomas Nast, who first published the story in an issue of “Harper’s Weekly” in 1866. The story goes that it was not a single cookie, but rather a single serving of gingerbread. Nast’s intent in the story was to help convince people that Santa Claus did not actually exist.

Stories about the death of St. Nick were common among sailors and pirates even before Nast’s story. They often claimed that St. Nicholas would bring bad luck upon them if they did not behave while at sea. In Dutch stories he is called “Sint Nikolaas” or “Sinterklaas”.

In England he is called “Old Nick”.

If the old stories are true, then how did St.

Nick die?

Some people believe that he was not actually a saint, but rather a pirate. He would bring gifts to children on Christmas in an attempt to make amends with these children for his previous profession as a pirate. Due to his generosity and kindness to children, he was granted sainthood.

Stories about Nast’s fictional story and the death of St. Nick continued to be told for many years, even among children that were not familiar with the story in books or magazines. This was not helped by the numerous movies, plays and television shows that also continued to perpetuate the story.

The first person to attempt to correct this misconception was a department store. In the 1920s, the Gimbel’s Department Store in Philadelphia hired a man dressed in a Santa Claus costume to help bring business. While the Santa Claus did bring more business to the store and it helped their sales, he had to continually deny that he was the real Santa Claus. In the 1940s, the Gimbels store printed up “I Am Not Santa Claus” cards for him to hand out.

In 1952, another department store hired a man named John W. Kenney to play Santa Claus. Kenney dressed in a fur costume and arrived by walking down a staircase just like in the stories about the real St. Nicholas. When a newspaper reporter asked him if he was the real Santa Claus, he said “I’m not”.

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After this performance, there were no more stories about whether or not the man was the real Santa Claus or not.

The real St. Nick

By this time there was a movement to make Santa more centered on Christmas rather than other holidays. The Coca-Cola company first used the modern image of Santa Claus in their ads in the 1930s. They drew him as a jolly and happy character. Today, the image of the Coca-Cola Santa is considered the “real” Santa or at least how he should look.

The popular image of Santa Claus is much different than what he really looks like. Instead of wearing a long robe and having a white beard, he actually wore fur clothes and had a long white beard. Instead of living at the North Pole, he actually lived in Turkey.

The type of fur clothing that St. Nicholas wore is not completely known. One story states that he gave three gold coins to a poor man who was able to marry his daughter because of this gift. The gold coins were given to the man in a bag together with some fur clothing. When the man opened the bag, the coins spilled out and some of the fur cloth fell out with them.

The rest of the fur cloth was red, and this is believed to be the reason why St. Nicholas is often shown wearing red fur clothes today.

St. Nicholas did not wear a long white beard as he was still quite young when he died. He died December 6, 343 A.D. at about the age of 80 years old.

The exact date of his birth is not known. He was born in Patara, a city in what is now Turkey.

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Many stories are told about St. Nicholas’s kindness and generosity to those in need. One of the most famous stories is how he saved three innocent men from being executed. The men had been falsely accused of crimes, so St. Nicholas dropped some gold coins at night through the windows of their jail cells.

In other stories he would help by making a sudden downpour of rain to flood the thieves’ den so they would be unable to leave their cave. Some stories tell of him using his powers over the elements to help stranded sailors or even frightening away a sea monster from destroying a ship.

The life of St. Nicholas can be divided into two parts. The first part was when he lived and served as a priest in his home city. The second part was after he had moved to Myra, which was about sixty miles from Patara. It was here in Myra that he gained the title of Saint.

St. Nicholas’s father died when he was just four years old. His mother raised him and his sister, who were very poor.

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