The sci­ence of Santa

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Fa­ther Christ­mas re­ally is a mag­i­cal man! Based on the fact that there are around 2.1 bil­lion chil­dren spread over 842 mil­lion dif­fer­ent house­holds across the world, we’d say Fa­ther Christ­mas has his work cut out for him come Christ­mas Eve! He’d have to travel about 218 mil­lion miles in one night, al­low­ing him one thou­sandth of a se­cond to shimmy down each chim­ney, dish out the gifts, re­fuel on mince pies and get back up to his sleigh. And to en­sure he has enough presents for ev­ery­one, his sleigh would need to be strong enough to carry about 400,000 tonnes, re­quir­ing roughly 360,000 rein­deer to pull it!

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