Thursday 23 December 2010

Track Santa's Progress

Log on Christmas Eve and watch Santa in real time as he speeds through the night to deliver toys to children around the world.

NORAD is North American Aerospace Defense Command, apparently a mistake in a 1955 advert by Sears & Roebuck miss printed a telephone number inviting children to call Santa. The number was actually a hot line to Colonel Harry Shoup the Director of Operations at NORAD who told the children who called that his team were tracking Santa on their radar and gave out details of his position.

NORAD has been keeping up the tradition ever since

These days NORAD even update Santa's progress on Google Earth

Here's wishing everyone at NORAD a great Christmas.

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