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When Will Santa Get There? Ask NORAD, Google
 
# 1 : Friday 24-12-2010 @ 15:02
 
 
Think half eaten cookies and carrots are the only way to prove it was actually Santa who put that reindeer sweater under your Christmas tree? Think again.

Thanks to Google and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, also known as NORAD, you can track old Saint Nick on his Christmas Eve journey around the globe.

Log on to Noradsanta.org to view a special Google Map displaying Santa's whereabouts.

The map, which launched at 2 a.m. EST on Friday, uses little red and yellow presents to note the places Santa has already visited. Click on the presents to learn a bit about each location, like Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, where, according to the map, Santa visited at 8:16 a.m. EST on Friday.

A tiny Santa icon is used to show his current location while a countdown clock below the map lets users know where he'll take the sleigh next.

But NORAD's interactive tracker isn't the only way to follow Mr. Claus around the world on Christmas Eve.

Google Earth shows Santa and his reindeer in action as they make their way across the globe, from Seattle's Space Needle the to pyramids in Egypt and so on.

Traveling on Christmas Eve? NORADs got you covered.

Search "Santa" using Google Maps on your smartphone, or, better yet, just ask OnStar.

"Do you have an OnStar-equipped vehicle?" NORAD asks on its official Noradsanta Twitter page. "On Christmas Eve day, press the OnStar button and locate #Santa!"

The bi-national air defense command began tracking Santa in 1955 because of a typo in a Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement, according to NORAD's website. The ad, reading, "Hey, kiddies! Call me direct on my telephone," accidentally printed the wrong number, directing children to the phone of the former NORAD director of operations.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/web/12/24/norad.santa.tracker/index. etc ...
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# 2 : Friday 24-12-2010 @ 15:53
 
 
Thank you NORAD now I now exactly when to set the bear trap and landmine I'll get the bastard this time.
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# 3 : Friday 24-12-2010 @ 15:54
 
 
Very good! @4john
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# 4 : Friday 24-12-2010 @ 20:40
 
 
He's bleeding miles away. he never get here in time.
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# 5 : Friday 24-12-2010 @ 20:48
 
 
martin king said he was in dublin already.
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# 6 : Friday 24-12-2010 @ 21:00
 
 
Someone said :
martin king said he was in dublin already.

Yes, Im hearing contradictory reports. Things like this often strain my belief in the guy.
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# 7 : Friday 24-12-2010 @ 21:08
 
 
Well he is magical and knows alot about technology (also secretive) so maybe he has created something that messes up with the radars of all these adults trying to pin spot him, after all on that link he is still in New Zeland, it's either he fallen a sleep infront of someones christmas tree, or he just put down a false becon. I beleive the latter
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# 8 : Friday 24-12-2010 @ 21:17
 
 
he was in new zealand when i checked it this afternoon!
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# 9 : Friday 24-12-2010 @ 21:17
 
 
I wonder has he made it out of the Korean airspace yet .

North Korea vows to shoot down Santa
PYONGYANG. In an apparent reference to Santa Claus, North Korea has vowed to shoot down any "fat imperialist in a gift-wagon pulled by aerial donkeys" that enters its airspace. Western diplomats have reportedly been trying to reassure Pyongyang that Santa does not exist, but they have been accused of being "apologists for the murderous flying glutton".

According to North Korean Minister For Defensive War, Air Commodore Sok Pow, the country was taking the Santa Claus threat extremely seriously.

"Santa Claus is Western folk hero. This mean he is either dancing slut who wear prostitute clothes and sing on stage with microphone, or play football for United Manchester, or is kill tens of thousands of foes."

He said that according to the Ministry of Intelligence's research Santa Claus was neither a singing slut in prostitute clothes nor a football player, which meant that he was a "giver of mass death".

He said that North Korean agents had established that Santa Claus carried a list, which he would check twice before dropping his payload.

"We have confirm that list bear names of two kinds of children: those who have been counterrevolutionary and those who have been patriotic," said Sok.

"All those who have been patriotic get lump of coal in stocking so that furnace can burn one more week.

"All those who have been counterrevolutionary get nerve gas in stocking."

He said that the Glorious People's Air Force of North Korea had been put on high alert with orders to shoot down "anything".

"Geese, balloons, crop dusters, you name it," said Sok.

"If it flies, it dies."
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# 10 : Friday 24-12-2010 @ 21:35
 
 
Someone said :
he was in new zealand when i checked it this afternoon!

It's a false becon then , cause I've already heard from family in Aussie land and he has arrived their already (I had to check out of panic, and ruined the mixing of the special gravey, whoops )
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# 11 : Friday 24-12-2010 @ 21:47
 
 
I showed this link to my nephew earlier on, it really captured his imagination, it was gas.
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# 12 : Friday 24-12-2010 @ 22:33
 
 
Someone said :
I showed this link to my nephew earlier on, it really captured his imagination, it was gas.



Yeah it would, it was a great success, until Santa, worked out how to drop false becons, tracking him doesn't seem to work so well now, but I do understand where he is coming from though. (he needs to keep his transporting of gifts, throughout the world, within 24 hours a secret. I know I would)
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# 13 : Friday 24-12-2010 @ 22:37
 
 
If my tree is anything to go by, then he's already been here. We must be on his express route or something.
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# 14 : Friday 24-12-2010 @ 22:49
 
 
Bad, rotten, nasty North Korea. A Bah Humbug nation if there ever was one. Sadly, Santa won't be visiting the children of North Korea. They will be lucky to have warmth and food to eat this Christmas.

Last I heard, Santa is winging his way over Moscow, Kiev and St Petersburg. He's working his way East to West.
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# 15 : Friday 24-12-2010 @ 23:03
 
 
Someone said :
Bad, rotten, nasty North Korea. A Bah Humbug nation if there ever was one. Sadly, Santa won't be visiting the children of North Korea. They will be lucky to have warmth and food to eat this Christmas.

Last I heard, Santa is winging his way over Moscow, Kiev and St Petersburg. He's working his way East to West.

Not at all Santa, is the master of esponiage, he has no problem getting around politics, cause he is above that. (I remember our posts turn up on a google search, indepentently to Gaire) So I think we our safe, he has already dropped presents here in Ireland Snowlad, to confuse the rest of us. Oh I love how when he does that.
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