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Carbon Dating Legitimizes Remains of Real-Life Santa

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Carbon Dating Legitimizes Remains of Real-Life Santa

Typically if you go around claiming to have a piece of Santa Claus' pelvis, you've earned yourself a psych evaluation. But it turns out a priest outside Chicago might actually have a case. The BBC reports scientists at the University of Oxford conducted the first-ever radiocarbon dating of a bone supposedly belonging to St. Nicholas and discovered that, if nothing else, it's the right age. The real St. Nick—who Smithsonian explains was a wealthy bishop known for leaving coins in the shoes of the poor—is believed to have died in 343 AD in what is now Turkey. The bone tested...

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