Unknown History - Dartmouth Researchers Clocked the Speed of Santa's Sled


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Lee Michaelides

650 Miles Per Second —  In 1991 Norwich photographer Joe Mehling and renowned Arctic expert Oran Young clocked Santa's speed as he flew over Baker Tower in Hanover.  Don't believe it?  Mehling didn't either — at first.

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"Frankly, I'm surprised the experiment worked. When Oran approached me, I thought he was out of his mind,"  Mehling told  Flight of the Reindeer author Robert Sullivan. Click here to see the full speed test.

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Editor's Note: We first ran this two years ago, but really, does it ever get old? 


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