Tracking Santa

Thanks to the advanced technology available to the US military they have been tracking Father Christmas’ progress around the globe for over 50 years.  If you want to see where Santa Claus has got to you definitely need to check out NORAD’s Santa Tracker website!!!

I really like this idea, and the reason it came about was because 50 years ago a department store in the US ran a telephone number where children could phone in to speak to Santa Claus.  Unfortunately the number they used was 1 digit off the NORAD hotline number and a child inadvertantly called CONAD instead.  As more calls came in it became obvious that NORAD could provide information about the sleigh’s progress, and thus the tradition was born.  Who says I don’t learn anything watching The Military Channel! (If you don’t believe me you can read it here on BBC News – High-tech helps track Santa-Claus)

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