Ho, Ho, Hoax-Nay to the Nay-sayers!


December 23, 2009
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Recently, I was sitting and chatting with some of my friends discussing all the ways were going to celebrate the holidays this year. Eventually, the topic of gifts came up, and with it, so did old Kris Kringle and his magical bag of toys. We ended up agreeing that it was much easier to believe in Santa Claus when we were young than it is now. We’ve grown up and none of us expect any reindeers’ hoof beats to wake us up on Christmas Eve anymore.

As I was driving home from our little get together, I realized that it would be ridiculously fan-double-tastic if some scientist decided the whole Saint Nick-Rudolf routine was entirely plausible and within the ever-expanding realm of the possible. So, I did some internet browsing and came across an article published by a professor at a university in North Carolina that stated exactly that!!!

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Possible genetic engineering?
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I’ll go over a few of his key points. Santa’s reindeer can most certainly fly; they have been genetically engineered with that ability. They also have extraordinary balance and super night vision. Also, they don’t have to tote around toys enough for all the children of the world, Santa uses nanotechnology to make all the toys on site, right under the Christmas tree! And, finally, my favorite, the explanation for Santa’s ability to get to every house all in one night-relativity clouds. He has the knowledge and the skills and he has found a way to create controllable rips in time, allowing him months to deliver packages in what seems, to us, like a blink of an eye.

You have to accept that Santa is slightly more advanced in the the technological field then we are. All of these possibilities have been discussed before in science fiction, and some of them such as nanotechnology are in current use.

Now, take your new-found scientific Santa ammo and use it on someone who stopped believing in Santa Claus a long time ago, but, be nice – because Santa is listening on his sophisticated, technologically advanced antennae.

Happy Holidays!

Erin C
Authored By Erin Crouch

As a Youth Education Marketing Coordinator, Erin is responsible for keeping the 20 districts to the North of Houston informed about everything going on at the Museum. She also works booths at various conferences to help promote HMNS to educators. She is crazy about all things entomological, loves working with special needs children, and is always involved in some sort of creative endeavor.

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