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Here is a quote from a source about the origin of Santa's sleigh: "Between 1804 and 1821 Santa Claus becomes an elf fully dressed in fur (from pelznichol?, see below) in an arctic landscape with reindeer and sleigh, all miniaturized." The source is bsu.edu When you get to the web page Click {Edit}{Find on this page} and type in the word sleigh This will get you started on more of the history. Check out... http://www.noradsanta.org/en/faq.html#f13 this is what it says... Does NORAD have any statistics on Santa's sleigh? NORAD can confirm that Santa's sleigh is a versatile, all weather, multi-purpose, vertical short-take-off and landing vehicle. It is capable of traveling vast distances without refueling and is deployed, as far as we know, only on Christmas Eve (and briefly for a test flight about a month before Christmas). Sleigh Technical Data Designer & Builder: K. Kringle & Elves, Inc. Probable First Flight: Dec. 24, 343 A.D. Home Base: North Pole Length: 75 cc (candy canes)/150 lp (lollipops) Width: 40 cc/80 lp Height: 55 cc/110 lp Weight at takeoff: 75,000 gd (gumdrops) Passenger weigth at takeoff: Santa Claus 260 pounds Weight of gifts at takeoff: 60,000 tons Weight at landing: 80,000 gd (ice & snow accumulation) Passenger weight at landing: 1,260 pounds Propulsion: Nine (9) rp (reindeer power) Armament: Antlers (purely defensive) Fuel: Hay, oats and carrots (for reindeer) Emissions: Classified Climbing speed: One "T" (Twinkle of an eye) Max speed: Faster than starlight Note: Length, width and height are without reindeer.
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