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December 24th, 2012, 08:47 AM
Don't forget to track Santa again this year :p

"For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa's flight. The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief's operations "hotline." The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check the radar for indications of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Children who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born."

December 24th, 2012, 06:21 PM
Strangely addictive...


mr john
December 25th, 2012, 06:55 AM
Norad cant track Santa, they don't have that capability.

December 25th, 2012, 06:58 AM
*cough* I have a chimney, but the landlord, in his wisdom, blocked off the fireplace before I moved here.

December 25th, 2012, 07:02 AM
When we bought the house we are in now, we made sure the fireplace had an insert and there was a metal flue up the chimney.

We don't like uninvited strangers in the house in the middle of the night.