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Santa Claus should be one svelt fella.

Just in time for the holidays I came across this list that breaks down just how magical Santa needs to be in order to gettr’ done. Over the years, I have been fortunate to have been taken care of by St. Nick. So I can appreciate all the hard work and months of prep needed.  Having to work this hard and fast though, one would imagine the big guy would have burned off that bowl full of jelly a long time ago…

Did you know …

  • Santa has 31 hours to do his job on Christmas, thanks to different time zones around the world.
  • To travel around the world’s 122 million km in that time, that means Santa’s sleigh has to move at a mind-blowing 1,047 km persecond — 3,000 times the speed of sound!
  • Santa has to travel with a lot of cargo: Assuming each child gets two pounds worth of gifts, Santa’s payload amounts to an astonishing 321,300 tons.
  • Santa has to make 822.6 visits a second, so, for each house, that means the fat man has less than 1/1,000th of a second to park the reindeer, shimmy down the chimney, fill the stockings, put gifts under the tree, eat whatever snacks were left for him and get back up the chimney and back to his sleigh before doing it all again.

Comments: 3

  • rgonterman
    December 24, 2009 10:25 am

    On top of all those stats, think of how many cookies he has to consume. No wonder he never burns off that gut

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