NORAD Santa tracking
In 1955 a store in Colerado made a litle mistake. On a poster they encouraged kids to call Santa to ask him questions but they had printed the wrong number. When kids called, the phone to Director of Operations at the Continental Air Defense (CONAD) rang. Colonel Harry Shoup received the first phonecalls and didn’t want to break the kids’ heart and continued to answer. Every kid who asked got Santa’s current position.
Three years later, the governments of the United States and Canada combined their national domestic air defenses into the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), but the tradition continued. Now major media outlets as well as children call in to inquire on Santa’s location.
In 2004, NORAD received more than 35,000 e-mails, 55,000 calls and 912 million hits on the Santa-tracking website from 181 countries.
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