does beau know #25

The NORAD Santa Tracker was created due to a child’s misunderstanding.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, has been tracking Santa’s journey around the world since 1958. According to their website, the innovation was set into motion in 1955, when “a young child [accidentally] dialed the unlisted phone number of the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, believing she was calling Santa Claus after seeing a promotion in a local newspaper.” The commander on duty, Colonel Harry Shoup, saw an opportunity to create a little Christmas magic, and assured the youngster that CONAD would guarantee Santa a safe journey from the North Pole, sparking the idea to track Santa’s travels each year to the delight of children all over the world.

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19 thoughts on “does beau know #25

      1. ouch that sounds like my father … my brother had told me so I confronted both my parents who lied to their teeth that he was lying … a few years later it was that bald face lie that lead to a wise distrust of their word!

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