On December 25, 1998 Richard Branson, Steve Fossett and Per Lindstrand of Sweden called it quits near Hawaii on their attempt to fly non-stop around the world in a balloon. They had only made it through seven days when they ran out of Little Debbies, Mountain Dew and Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli. It turns out that Branson and Lindstrand were terrible farters and Fossett didn’t want to have to explain to Interpol why he was the only person to finish the trip.
I seem to recall something else that is celebrated on this day... a birth, I think? There aren’t any balloons involved, but people give gifts and murder evergreens (for some reason). I believe the gift giving has something to do with three guys who gave the baby Little Debbies, Mountain Dew, and Ravioli. Share this post, if you think my memory banks are scrambled.