Sabrehawk hat geschrieben:Some people have created websites designed to allow children and other interested parties "track" "Santa Claus" on Christmas Eve via radar, while in reality it is an US Air Force Jet which is supposed to come from an Air Force Base in Canada towards another base in Mexico City. In 1955, a Sears Roebuck store in Colorado Springs, Colorado, gave children a number to call a "Santa hotline". The number was mistyped and children called the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) on Christmas Eve instead. The Director of Operations, Harry Shoup, received the first call for Santa and realizing what this mistake was, told children that there were signs on the radar that Santa was indeed heading south from North Pole. In 1958, Canada and the United States jointly created the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) and together tracked Santa Claus for children of North America that year and ever since. This tracking can now be done by children via the Internet and NORAD's website. Many local television stations in the United States and Canada likewise track Santa Claus in their own metropolitan areas through the stations' meteorologists.
Die Amis ham nen SChuss oder? :D
klar haben sie einen Schuss, aber das macht sie auch irgendwie liebeswert. Ich finde es ziemlich typisch, dass man dem guten alten Santa mit moderner Technik zuleibe rückt. Was könnte amerikanischer sein als diese Technikgläubigkeit?;-)