Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

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Maintaining proper vigilance...

Thanks in large part to the distinctive infrared heat signature given off by Rudolph's nose, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) manages to track Santa and his sled, one of the fastest-moving airborne objects that ever enters US airspace.

The tradition goes back to 1955, when a Colorado Springs store printed a newspaper ad encouraging children to call their hotline for info about Santa... and the number was misprinted, causing the phones to ring off the hook at Cheyenne Mountain.

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