No known species of reindeer can fly. But,

with so many 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. Welcome to mind-blowing facts in this

episode we’re looking at the physics behind Santa Clauses annual miracle that

sees him provide next day deliveries to 91.8 million homes in one night. There are 2 billion children in the world but since Santa only delivers to households who celebrate Christmas that reduces the workload to

15 percent of the total. 378 million. At an average census rate of 3.5 children

per household that’s 91.8 million homes. One can presume

there’s at least one good child in each. 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 is a good idea. This works out to 820 2.6 visits

per second. This is to say that for each household Santa has one thousandth of a

second to find a spot to park, hop out of the sleigh, jump down the chimney, fill

the stockings, distribute the presents under the tree, eat a couple of cookies

with a glass of milk, get back up the chimney, get back into the sleigh and

move on to the next house. Easy. For the purpose of our calculation let’s assume that each of these 91.8 million stops are evenly distributed

around the earth. We are now talking about .78 miles per

household a total trip of seventy five and a half million miles.

This means that Santa’s sleigh is moving at six hundred and fifty miles per

second three thousand times the speed of sound. For purposes of comparison the

fastest man-made object NASA’s Parker Solar Probe moves at an impressive seven thousand 167 miles per minute. A conventional reindeer can run tops 15

miles per hour. The payload on the sleigh adds another

interesting element assuming that each child gets nothing more than a

medium-sized lego set which is 2 pounds the sleigh is carrying 321,300 tons

not counting Santa who’s perhaps unfairly described as overweight. On land

your average Joe reindeer can pull no more than 300 pounds even granting that

flying reindeer could pull ten times the normal amount we could not do the job

with eight or even nine. We need 214,200 reindeer. This increases the weight of the payload not even counting the weight

of the sleigh to 353,430 tons. For comparison

this is four times the weight of Queen Elizabeth…the British aircraft carrier

not her royal Majesty. 353,000 tons traveling at 650 miles per second creates enormous air resistance. This will heat the reindeer up in the same

fashion as a 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 flames almost instantaneously

exposing the reindeer behind them and create deafening sonic booms in their

wake. The entire reindeer team will be vaporized within four point two six

thousandths of the second. Santa meanwhile will be subjected to

centrifugal forces 17,500.06 times greater than gravity. A 250-pound

Santa will be pinned to the back of his sleigh by four million three hundred and

fifteen thousand and fifteen pounds of force. What do you think is the secret to

unlock Saint Nicholas’s annual miracle? Does Santa have a way of pausing or

slowing down time? Are there actually lots of Santa’s all over the world? Or

does he get a little help from his elves? Let us know your theories in the

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Niice

It’s all magic!!!!

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