Santa has the world’s hardest job: delivering presents to 2 billion children around the world, squeezing down chimneys and controlling nine reindeer. And on Dec. 6, he tried a new job: swimming with sharks.
At Budapest’s Tropicarium Aquarium, divers dressed like Father Christmas dived into a tank holding seven sharks and other fish. The divers set up a Christmas tree and decorated it with shells.
Biologist and diver David Derbak said the sharks enjoyed “Santa Day.” They showed a lot of interest in the divers’ brightly colored clothing.
“They are interested in our hats and clothes, and are surprised because it is not every day they see people dressed like this going down to them,” he said.
Dec. 6 is the feast day of St. Nicholas. He was famous for giving gifts to the poor, and over time became Santa Claus. Many Europeans still celebrate St. Nick’s feast day by giving small presents to children. (Reuters)