Monday, December 3, 2007

Santa's stop only for 34 microseconds!

Christmas is approaching and St.Nicholas(Santa Claus) must be busy shopping for presents. The Swedes, given to detail even where fables are concerned, have made an amusing calculation about Santa's journey of gift-giving!Ho!Ho!Ho!Interesting!

Between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Santa Claus's route around the planet includes stops at 2.5 billion homes, assuming that children of all religions receive a present from the jolly man in the red suit, Anders Larsson of the engineering consultancy Sweco told Agence France-Presse.

"He has 34 microseconds at each stop" to slide down the chimney, drop off the presents, nibble on his cookies and milk and hop back on his sleigh, Larsson said.

Santa's reindeer must travel at a speed of 5800 kilometres per second to make the trip on time.

Another report suggested however that Santa's sleigh, weighed down with presents and travelling at supersonic speed, would encounter such massive air resistance that the entire contraption would burst into flames and be vaporised within 4,26 thousandths of a second.

No comments: