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Thread: Official NORAD Santa Tracker

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    Official NORAD Santa Tracker

    The Official Tracker Link

    The back story.

    Santa Is Coming

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    I’ve long thought fondly of them for doing this, even though I was a little old to buy into in when I first learned of it.
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    There's a google maps Santa tracker as well (put "google Santa tracker" into google to find it). My kids spent all day yesterday looking at it and telling me what country Santa was currently delivering to. When they awoke me at 4:20 this morning, all excited about their haul of presents from Santa, they informed that Santa was in Virginia, USA.
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    Awesome.

    Wow, Santa delivers about 80.000 gifts a second!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teinz View Post
    Awesome.

    Wow, Santa delivers about 80.000 gifts a second!!
    Maximum average distance between each present: 3.75 km

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    Does Santa have to travel faster than the speed of light to deliver all the presents?
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    I watch this every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neandermagnon View Post
    Does Santa have to travel faster than the speed of light to deliver all the presents?
    My estimate is that there are 0.35 km² for each househould that Santa has to cover. The maximum average distance between each household is 3.75 km. So Santa is travelling at 25% of the speed of light.
    Last edited by Xelebes; 12-25-2017 at 06:28 PM.

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    And there are multiple presents per household. So, the sleigh must be really big.
    The only theory that makes sense is that Santa is a Timelord, and the 'sleigh' is a rather useful TARDIS disguise.

    And yet NORAD can still track it! The world is safe from rogue Timelords!
    Last edited by frimble3; 12-26-2017 at 04:16 AM.

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