The physics behind Santa’s Christmas Eve trip around the world
07 December 2022 | 12:25 pm
Imagine you are Santa on Christmas Eve. What feat of physics will it take to deliver presents to millions of children across the world in one night?
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Riding his camel, Santa Claus, a Palestinian with a red suit and a white beard, roams the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem, greeting people and wishing them a Merry Christmas.
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Harout Torossian, an Israeli lifeguard from the Armenian Orthodox Christian minority dressed up as Santa Claus, standup paddleboards along a beach in the Mediterranean coastal Israeli city of Tel Aviv as Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the holy day.
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Santa Claus begins his journey from Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland to deliver presents to all the children of the world. He also reminds everyone to follow the rules in force to fight against Covid-19.
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Like many other New Yorkers, Darwin Romero lost his job to the pandemic. He decided to walk the streets of the city as Santa Claus to make some money on Christmas Eve. But money is scarce as few people leave their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic. "He is a joyful character who inspires love, who brings peace to the world, at least at Christmas," Darwin says as he dons a Santa Claus costume.
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