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  • I heard that there is no Santa Claus... Kids only believe it until they get to the age when they figure out that even with turbo charge reindeer, there is no way he could get the job done.
  • He brainwashes a lot of mothers and fathers into thinking he doesn't exist but also to pretent to their kids that he does exist and to provide presents. He's genius!
  • I believe that to accomplish the task, somehow Santa uses his magic to manipulate time, so that while we see christmas eve as 1 night, Santa may have days or weeks or even months to get to every house. Afterwall, he is magical! Merry Christmas.
  • I just heard that when he gets into his sled, the spacetime continuum splits up, creating hundreds of millions of Santas. They all go out to their respective targets, which means each Santa only has to deliver presents to a few families before he's done. Then when he returns to the Pole, they enter an energy sphere, one after another, until they are all accounted for, then the light goes out, revealing a single Santa in a single sled, pulled by a single team of flying reindeer.
  • Time travel.
  • A warp in the space/time continuum!
  • well there are different time zones all around th world aren't there. so when it night time on one side of the world, its not night time on the other. so really he has more than just a few hours to do it. that asside - he's also magic!! and you shouldn't question santa's magic or you go on the naughty list ;)
  • It's not possible, as this article shows: As a result of an overwhelming lack of requests, and with research help from that renowned scientific journal, SPY magazine (January, 1990) - I am pleased to present the annual scientific inquiry into Santa Claus. 1. No known species of reindeer can fly. BUT, there are 300,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does not COMPLETELY rule out flying reindeer, which only Santa has ever seen. 2. There are 2 billion children (persons under 18) in the world. BUT, since Santa doesn’t (appear) to handle the Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist children, that reduces the workload to 15% of the total - 378 million according to the Population Reference Bureau. At an average (census) rate of 3.5 children per household, that’s 91.8 million homes. One presumes there’s at least one good child in each. 3. Santa has 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels east to west (which seems logical). This works out to 822.6 visits per second. This is to say that for each Christian household with good children, Santa has 1/1000th of a second to park, hop out of the sleigh, jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left, get back up the chimney, get back into the sleigh and move on to the next house. Assuming that each of these 91.8 million stops are evenly distributed around the earth (which, of course, we know to be false but for the purposes of our calculations we will accept), we are now talking about 0.78 miles per household, a total trip of 75.5 million miles, not counting stops to do what most of us must do at least once every 31 hours, plus feeding, etc. This means that Santa’s sleigh is moving at 650 miles per second, which is 3,000 times the speed of sound. For the purposes of comparison, the fastest man-made vehicle on earth, the Ulysses space probe, moves at a poky 27.4 miles per second - a conventional reindeer can run, tops, 15 miles per hour. 4. The payload on the sleigh adds another interesting element. Assuming that each child gets nothing more than a medium-sized Lego set (2 pounds), the sleigh is carrying 321,300 tons, not counting Santa, who is invariably described as overweight. On land, conventional reindeer can pull no more than 300 pounds. Even granting that “flying reindeer” (see point #1) could pull TEN TIMES the normal amount, we cannot do the job with eight, or even nine. We need 214,200 reindeer. This increases the payload - not even counting the weight of the sleigh - to 353,430 tons. Again, for comparison - this is four times the weight of the Queen Elizabeth. 5. 353,430 tons travelling at 650 miles per second creates enormous air resistance - this will heat the reindeer up in the same fashion as spacecraft re-entering the earth’s atmosphere. The lead pair of reindeer will absorb 14.3 QUINTILLION joules of energy. Per second. Each. In short, they will burst into flame almost instantaneously, exposing the reindeer behind them, and create deafening sonic booms in their wake. The entire reindeer team will be vaporised within 4.26 thousandths of a second. Santa, meanwhile, will be subjected to centrifugal forces 17,500 times greater than gravity. A 250-pound Santa (which seems ludicrously slim) would be pinned to the back of his sleigh by 4,315,015 pounds of force. In conclusion---IF Santa ever DID deliver presents on Christmas Eve, he’s dead now.
  • He works in-between time or freezes it and can get a lot done whilst we are in frozen/very slow motion. It's what I tell my little ones :o)
  • He's asian.
  • At our house, Santa contracts out and arranges for all presents to be delivered Christmas Eve via Elves-R-Us.
  • M-A-G-I-C. Nothing else.
  • ... with the use of unknown & unexplained magic to achieve many things, including a spacial/mass distortion within his special sack (so he can carry all the gifts), a time line conversion (so he can deliver all the gifts in a single night), and a flight enchantment (so he can get his sleigh & reindeer off the ground.
  • I don't think I've heard any. When I was 8 I acquired a calculator and did a rough estimate of the speed at which he would have to travel. That put the subject to rest for me.

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