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Trackers disagree over Santa's route

Posted on Tuesday, 25 December, 2012 | Comment icon 10 comments


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The two main ways of tracking Santa's progress this year have come up with decidely different results.

As per tradition, NORAD's Microsoft sponsored Santa tracker has been offering web users the chance to track Father Christmas as he made his way around the world delivering presents. Similarly, Google's new Santa Dashboard service was also offering a way to keep track of Santa on his festive trip. Unfortunately however the two trackers couldn't seem to agree upon where Santa was at any given time or how many presents he had delivered.

Parents found themselves being questioned by inquisitive youngsters who couldn't understand how Santa was flying over Madagascar on one tracker and Romania on the other at the same time. Similarly, NORAD's tracker had counted some 2.8 billion deliveries while Google's dashboard was reporting only 770 million.

"Looks like Google has applied their patented 'scroogled' algorithm to their Santa tracker this year, or that Bing users have been very, very nice," said Microsoft's Frank Shaw. "We know the NORAD Bing tracker is showing Santa's actual location and is delivering three times the amount of Christmas presents. So, kids better hit the sack when they see him getting close to their neighborhood on NORAD's site."

"Tech-savvy girls and boys, of both the naughty and nice variety, had two main ways to track Santa Claus online as he began his epic journey across the globe Christmas Eve."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Still Waters on 25 December, 2012, 16:28
Maybe one was his doppelgänger
Comment icon #2 Posted by C235 on 25 December, 2012, 16:59
One is the bad santa
Comment icon #3 Posted by Hasina on 25 December, 2012, 17:11
Xanta Klaus.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Eldorado on 25 December, 2012, 17:46
Am rather disappointed we don't have a Stealth Santa, only visible to the year-round well-behaved. It is 2012 after all, fgs.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Tiggs on 25 December, 2012, 17:56
I suspect that Santa is Quantum, thus it's impossible to know both his location and trajectory at any one time precisely.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Eldorado on 25 December, 2012, 18:11
He sure is fast... for an old guy. Gotta give him credit.
Comment icon #7 Posted by THE MATRIX on 25 December, 2012, 21:44
NEWSFLASH: Santa and his reindeers detained at US-Mexico border by US border patrol agents for not having documented papers. A reindeer with a red nose is suspected of being a terrorist and detained for questioning by the us military. Apparently the shining red nose tipped them off and thought to be a suicide bomber. Mr Clause and the elves are currently pleading to the US and United Nations for the safe and quick release of Santa and his reindeers.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Hasina on 25 December, 2012, 22:55
He has to time travel. So they were both tracking Santa, just one Santa was future Santa to get all the deliveries done.
Comment icon #9 Posted by highdesert50 on 26 December, 2012, 16:34
Now that it's over, perhaps someone will contact Santa and confirm the route.
Comment icon #10 Posted by The Unseen on 3 January, 2013, 11:46
Face in palm.............


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