• Does Santa Claus exist? Is Santa Claus Real?
• Kids all over the world want to know!
• It may just be one of the big philosophical questions in life ...
• Quotescoop.com to the rescue! Read this & judge for yourself.
• Warm Santa humor ... incl. selected Santa Claus jokes & quotes!
Is Santa Claus real? Nobody (apart from a very few, select people)
knows, but a lot of people do a lot of believing.
Some (often younger people) believe he is indeed real; some (often older people) believe that he isn't real.
Who is right? The young folks? The old folks? Neither? Both?
Does it even matter?
Or ... is it one of those BIG questions in life - right up there with 'Why are we here?' and 'Who am I?' and 'What is the meaning of life?'
Quotescoop.com has done some research and some thinking and a tiny bit of guessing, and if you read this article you'll find out more, so you can judge for yourself.
There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
~ Erma Bombeck ~
Claus is an overweight Caucasian guy with a long white beard,
dressed in funny red clothes who is fond of children. No, not in the
nasty way - not as far as Quotescoop is aware. He just loves to give
children presents and does so every Christmas eve.
I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.
~ Dick Gregory ~
Is Santa Real?
... that' he's alive and drunk in Philadelphia. However, the same
thing has been said about Elvis and W.C. Fields, respectively, and
look how true THOSE rumors turned out to be!
So let' rule that rumor out right from the beginning, shall we, and look at some much more interesting rumors - and facts! The question 'Is Santa Claus real?' deserves an answer, and perhaps after reading this you can give it!
Christmas at my house is always at least six or seven times more pleasant than anywhere else. We start drinking early. And while everyone else is seeing only one Santa Claus, we'll be seeing six or seven.
~ W.C. Fields ~
Does Santa Claus Exist?
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Depending on how you look at it Santa Claus has either the best or
the worst job in the world.
It's like this: Since Santa employs an unspecified number of elves to help produce (and gift wrap) all the presents, he really only has to work one day a year.
According to persistent rumors Santa spends the other 364 days of the year relaxing with Mrs. Claus in his various homes and summer vacation cottages in places like North Pole, Greenland, Canada and Lapland, Finland - plus of course (less known) Thailand, Fiji and the Bahamas.
His non-polar haunts are less well known, because when recently shaved and stripped of his somewhat gaudy red robes and instead running around in sunglasses and trunks on a sunny beach, he's really hard to recognize.
Mrs. Claus is another story, of course, but since nobody (other than Mr. Claus) knows what she looks like with or without clothes, it doesn't really matter.
Is Santa Claus Real?
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The houses that Santa has to visit are scattered all over the globe.
At the equator the circumference of the Earth is 24,901.55 miles (equalling 40,075.16 kilometers). So that's quite a distance. And not all houses are placed on the equator - or indeed anywhere near it.
But Santa, for all of his old fashioned appearance, has GPS, of course.
Is Santa Real?
At each house he has to squeeze his jolly, but overweight body down
a narrow chimney (presuming there is one - otherwise he may have to
circumvent the burglar alarm, too), eat the goods left for him,
leave the presents for the kids and crawl back up the chimney (dirty,
slow work) and restart his flying sleigh to go to the next house.
Just like other superheroes Santa most assuredly has a secret identity. Now we have a hint as to what it may be: On regular days he probably pretends to be a chimney sweep!
Let me see if I've got this Santa business straight. You say he wears a beard, has no discernible source of income and flies to cities all over the world under cover of darkness? You sure this guy isn't laundering illegal drug money?
~ Tom Armstrong ~
Is Santa the real deal?
sleigh, of course, is one tough vehicle, because it has to carry
between, say, 100 million and ten billion gifts (depending on the
number of children he has to give presents and how many gifts each
kid gets). Assuming each present weighs about a pound on average ...
well, you do the math.
And Santa himself is a real pack rat, for being able to fit all those presents into one sleigh.
Does Santa Claus Exist?
And the reindeer are pretty tough, too, for being able to carry all
that weight. Or ... there are a lot of reindeer.
Since one normal (non-flying) reindeer can pull approx. 300 pounds (approx. 136 kilos) of weight, in order to pull his sleigh with, say, 2 billion gifts (one for each kid under 18 on Earth) Santa would need between 3 and 4 million normal reindeer.
course Santa only has 8 to 10 reindeer total, so obviously each
flying reindeer has the power of maybe half a million normal
Think of when next you meet a reindeer with a red nose. That old Rudolph is not the kind of reindeer you'd want on your bad side!
Is Santa for Real?
Since Santa is so old he has had a lot of time to think. Thus, he
has figured out that if he travels the globe the right way around (east
to west) on Christmas eve, he will actually gain time because of the
different time zones, giving him an effective 31 hours instead of
the usual 24 hours.
This still means, though, that he has to work his rare, cool (gene manipulated?) flying reindeer overtime, because while normal reindeer run at maybe 15 miles per hour (approx. 25 km/h), well, Santas reindeer have to run at, say, between 2.5 million and 5 million miles per hour (approx. 4 million to 8 million km/h) to get all the houses covered.
This, of course, explains why so few people have in fact seen Santa Claus: he's moving too fast to be seen.
Does Santa Claus exist?
Now, under normal circumstances travelling at that speed would mean
an awful lot of air resistance.
In fact the front reindeers would heat up to the point of vaporization in a fraction of a fraction of a second, and the second set of reindeer would reach that point in two fractions of a fraction of a second - with and Santa and his sleigh and all the presents immediately following.
Since kids still get Christmas presents, Santa must still be operating.
So, clearly he has found a way around this problem. Quotescoop.com's best guess is: superior technology.
Now, Santa started his work many centuries ago, so the last and perhaps biggest question is this:
Where did Santa get this kind of technology at that time?
Short of asking him ourselves (which is hard, given the speed he travels at) there's no way to know. We'll just have to give an educated guess: either time travel or alien technology.
Which one of those it is, that's ... well ... a matter of belief.
The 4 Santa Related Stages of Life!
Stage 1: You believe in Santa Claus
Stage 2: You don't believe in Santa Claus
Stage 3: You start looking like Santa Claus
Stage 4: You are Santa Claus
Santa Claus has the right idea: visit people once a year.
~ Victor Borge ~
Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it under a tree.
~ Charlotte Carpenter ~
Aren't we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas?
You know ... the birth of Santa.
~ "Bart Simpson" ~
What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?
What do you call the fear of getting stuck in a chimney?
Why was Santa's little helper depressed?
Because he had low elf esteem.
What does Santa call reindeer that don't work?
Who likes to drink reindeer milk every morning for breakfast?
A baby reindeer.
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