It would cost Santa TRILLIONS of dollars to buy all the toys kids ask him for . . . so I think it's safe to say he's operating at a MASSIVE LOSS. Sweet tax write-off, Santa . . . sweet tax write-off.
An annual study looked into how much Santa Claus should get PAID for his work, and it came out to . . . $139,924.
It's based on all the different jobs he does . . . how many hours he spends doing them . . . and what the hourly salary is at those jobs.
He makes the most for running his workshop, where he gets paid like an industrial engineer for 364 days a year . . . every day except when he's out delivering. He gets $116,742 from that.
Some of the other jobs he has are professional shopper . . . package handler . . . labor relations specialist . . . customer service rep . . . private investigator . . . ranch worker . . . pilot . . . chimney sweep . . . and shipping and receiving clerk.
The study also asked people how much they THINK Santa should be paid. 29% said NOTHING . . . and another 29% said several BILLIONS of dollars.
Clostridium difficileis an infection of the intestines associated with terrible cases of diarrhea. But researchers have found a promising treatment in the form of fecal transplants, in which a sample of a healthy person's stool is transplanted into a sick person's digestive system via frozen poop pills.
Subjects in an earlier study received relatives' fresh stool samples, packed into capsules. Several of the patients were treated successfully using this method.
--Would you be willing to take pills containing another persons poop if it could make you feel better? Or does that idea make you so uncomfortable that you would rather just stay sick?