Unknown History - Dartmouth Researchers Clocked the Speed of Santa's Sled
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.
"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.
Editor's Note: We first ran this two years ago, but really, does it ever get old?