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How Fast Does Santa Travel on Christmas Eve?

Santa could escape the surface gravity of the Sun with how fast he needs to go to make his rounds.

In my latest Because Science, I go through an example famous among physics teachers from a 1991 edition of Spy Magazine that calculates just how fast Santa would need to go to get presents to all the good little boys and girls on his list. Of course, the data that was available to the writers in 1991 is now outdated, but the updated Santa math doesn’t return anything too different. Rudolph would still be leading a pack of reindeer lighting up the sky as they exploded into plasma.

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Comments

  1. Nanci says:

    You should probably also figure in that in many European countries, Santa comes on Dec. 6th. So that allows more time to deliver the presents

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  3. Santa's little helper says:

    There are many countries where children get their presents on the 24th, so Santa has a lot more time then the video proposes.

  4. SharlzG says:

    Now I want a plasma reindeer display for my yard 

  5. scoopHD says:

    You need to factor in that Santa can clone himself.  Haven’t you ever seen a group of Santa’s together before?