Of course, it was the Three Wise Men bringing gifts to the baby Jesus upon his birth which first sparked the occasion of gift giving.
The first known acts of giving presents around the time of Christmas was in Roman times, when they used to share gifts at the festival of Kalends.
Hanging stockings is said to have started from St Nicholas, who wanted to help out a family of three girls who had no money to get married. He crept down their chimney and placed a bag on gold in each of the girls' stockings, which were hung by the fireplace to dry.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
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