Beard Traps Abseiling Santa
He was left dangling over British shopping mall
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2012 1:27 AM CST
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(Newser) – The holiday season didn't get off to a great start for one luckless Santa Claus in England, the BBC reports. As he abseiled inside a shopping mall as part of its Christmas lights switching-on ceremony, his beard got caught in the rope and he was left dangling for 30 minutes while the ceremony continued below. A mall spokeswoman says Santa was unharmed. "He could have just taken his beard off and let himself down but he was such a professional and he didn't want to let the children down," she says.

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Nov 20, 2012 9:54 AM CST
Abseiling? Ok I googled it and now I understand.
Nov 20, 2012 7:52 AM CST
"...he was such a professional and he didn't want to let the children down..." It might be better to say he was such a professional liar and he didn't want the lie exposed.
Nov 20, 2012 6:53 AM CST
What is abseiling?