25 year old Christmas Cakes Fact

In Japan, Christmas cakes go on discount once Dec. 25 rolls around — a fact that gave birth to an unfortunate bit of old Japanese slang: “Christmas cake” was used to refer to an unmarried woman who was over 25 and thus, considered past her prime.

H/T NPR

Siobhan O’Shea is a freelance writer. She writes about pretty much everything but especially likes to bring readers’ attention to new tech, marketing, human behavior, and other oddities.