Track Santa using Google Earth

Santa Google EarthI remember as kid wondering when Santa would finally arrive at my house. Of course, the harder I tried to stay awake, the more futile it became until I fell asleep and the presents magically appeared at the end of my bed in the morning. Those days are over however with Google’s new NORAD Tracks Santa iGoogle gadget which allows you to see exactly where world he is, using Google Earth. You might be thinking you’ve heard of NORAD before and you’d be right. NORAD (North American Defence Command) were the people responsible for failing to scramble a single jet to intercept the hijacked planes on 9-11 and it seems they’re focusing their energy on less taxing missions with this plugin.

From December 24th, you’ll be able to follow Santa as he delivers present to the children of the world in just one night. Yes – an amazing feat made even more amazing by the fact that his only vehicle is a sleigh pulled by reindeers. If you log onto the Norad Christmas website at the same time, you’ll also be able to download and extra plugin so that you can watch the whole journey in 3D. I’d like to see someone try and tell me Santa doesn’t exist now.

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