A red squirrel eats berries from a Yew tree , they are highly poisonous berries to humans or cattle as farmers will testify ,yet squirrels stomach these berries with impunity as evolution gave them a stomach that permits this to be digested , like pigs that eat food that is totally out of date and off , as again have stomach that can digest food unpalatable to other animals such as man
The Russian Orthodox Church still uses the old Julian calendar, so Christmas celebrations take place 13 days after everyone else, on 7 January. If you're determined to celebrate the festive season twice, head there now. Picture: ALAMY
Tomte or Nisse are Gnomes that take care of the farm and home. At Christmas you MUST leave a bowl of steaming hot rice porridge for them or they will play harmless tricks on you like letting the animals out or switching the salt and sugar. God Jul means Merry Christmas in Norwegian.