Friday, December 24, 2010

Tracking Santa

Santa Claus has departed the North Pole and NORAD is tracking via satellites as he makes his yearly trek around the globe. By noon, NORAD had locked on the flying object, complete with reindeer. Rudolph's red nose allows them to more accurately track this all-important flying vehicle. 

NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command, have been tracking Santa’s flight since 1955 after a Sears Roebuck & Co. ad for children to call Santa accidentally included the number to the command’s operations hotline.

As children called in, the commander checked the radar to provide updates on Santa’s location and the tradition was born.

This year, you can follow Santa via Google, put an application on your iphone and if you can't figure things out, there's a Google help page. Meet the 21st century.

As I was writing this, Santa's next stop was the Sudan. Now that's certainly a location which could use copious amounts of good will on earth and peace among men.

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