December 24, 2013, by Graham Kendall

Can Santa deliver all those presents in 24 hours? TheConversation discusses the science

In a few hours Santa will begin his annual tour of the world, dropping down chimney’s and delivering presents to all the children who have behaved themselves this year. It is amazing that he can deliver all these presents in a single night, even if we account for the fact that time differences gives him some extra time.

How does he manage to do this?

We recently publsihed one post that suggested that if Santa could travel faster than the speed of light then all of his problems would be solved. We also published another post that enabled you to add your home to Santa’s list, so that he does not forget you (we made sure that UNMC would get a visit!).

Some of the science that might also help Santa is given in this piece which has just been published in TheConversation (other posts featuring TheConversation can be seen here), specifically in the Science + Technology section.

World Airline Route Maps: Downloaded from Google (22 Dec 2013, labaled as free to reuse) - URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:World-airline-routemap-2009.png

World Airline Route Maps: Downloaded from Google (22 Dec 2013, labaled as free to reuse) – URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:World-airline-routemap-2009.png

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