Sunday, December 24, 2006

NORAD tracks Santa

In 1955, a Sears store somewhere in Colorado Springs run an advertisement for children to call Santa on a special "hotline". Unfortunately, the telephone number was misprinted. Instead of Santa, kids reached the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD ). The CONAD staff kindly provided dozens of children with their latest update on Santa Claus' appearance on their radar.

In 1958, the governments of Canada and the United States created a bi-national air defense command for the North American continent called the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) which inherited the Santa Claus tradition from CONAD.

In 2006, you can track Santa online on their website!

(Click to watch video)

Thanks to Andi for sending the link :-)


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