Sunday, 10 December 2006

Tracking Santa

Here's something that's flown under my radar for a long time. NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) tracks Santa's around the world flight on Christmas Eve. As NORAD's motto is Deter. Detect. Defend, let's hope there's a functioning transponder on the sleigh otherwise there might be some explaining to do on Christmas Day.

2 comments:

Marcus said...

Aerospace engineer explains Santa's nocturnal feat at: http://newswise.com/articles/view/525747/

Snail said...

Lovely!

And on a rather less jolly note, fantasy author Neil Gaiman wrote a terrific (in all senses) short story about Santa that he sent out as his Christmas card one year. It's called Nicholas was ... I'll see if I can find a link to it.