We all know that Santa Claus is magic. The flying reindeer and that fact that he hasn’t aged in generations confirm that. But it is still a puzzle to most how he manages to fit enough presents for children all over the world into one sleigh.
Granted, it’s a big sleigh, but the US Census estimates there are 1,561,894,179 children age 12 or younger in the world. The results of this year’s census aren’t yet available, but in 2011, Ireland was home to 979,590 children aged 14 or younger. It’s a logistics nightmare.
Even adjusting for children on the naughty list and families that do not celebrate Christmas, it’s pretty clear that there is an issue with fitting all those presents in the sleigh at one time, even if Santa’s magic can shrink them all to the size of a thimble. The North American Aerospace Defence Command (Norad) is a joint military intelligence project of the USA and Canada. Norad has been tracking Santa’s movements for 60 years, and their website streams his journey live every Christmas.
We can see that he does not return to the North Pole to refill the sleigh with toys. So how does he do it? Santa has authorized Norad’s monitoring of his movements on Christmas Eve, and he has now allowed us to reveal the secret that allows him to deliver millions of presents around the world with only one sleigh.
Local Present Storage Speeds Delivery
Santa is seen around the world in the run up to Christmas meeting with children to discuss their requests. He and his elves visit shopping centres and other venues throughout December, keeping a gruelling schedule that defies all regulations about working hours. But he has another agenda for those global visits before Christmas.
He loads up the sleigh each time and leaves presents in seasonal storage units in every country. On Christmas Eve, his first stop in every region of every country is his top-secret storage unit. There he fills the sleigh with gifts for children in that area and delivers them at lightning speed.
Santa is reluctant to reveal exactly which storage facilities he uses. He will only go on the record to confirm they are the most secure units available with 24-hour monitoring, CCTV and alarms. Of course, they also offer 24-hour access. While these storage units are extremely convenient for Santa and his team, naughty children (and adults) have no hope of making an unauthorized entrance. A man with Santa’s vast experience in logistics knows how to get things done with the maximum efficiency and security.
While these storage units are extremely convenient for Santa and his team, naughty children (and adults) have no hope of making an unauthorized entrance. A man with Santa’s vast experience in logistics knows how to get things done with the maximum efficiency and security.