Skip to comments.The mathematics of Santa Claus’ present delivery system
Posted on 12/04/2008 3:21:12 AM PST by mattstat
Its the time of year when people begin asking the very pertinent question: How does Santa Claus do it? How does he get all those presents to all those kids in just one night?
Some people think that the old man still personally hand delivers each and every toywith the enthusiastic help of Dasher and others, of course. That used to be the case, a very long time ago, but there are too many kids in the world now, and the traditional sleigh-bearing method has become obsolete and even impossible.
About a century ago, Santa saw what was coming and began to devise new present-delivery techniques. Naturally, Santa, being the worlds greatest manager, knew that he couldnt figure out how to do everything all by himself, so he hired outside consultants. I am one of these (not one of the first, of course; I came on only in the last ten years). My contributions are in the field of present dynamics.
A couple of years ago, I was asked...
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Note that Santa does not and never will support outsourced customer service. He may have many helpers wearing his famous red kit but it’s still face-to-face interaction with the end-user.
OK. So I buy this explanation.
Now tell me where all the collective cookies go that are left for the Jolly Old Elf. Conservation of mass and all, its a lot of dough to move in one night, collectively.
Santa Claus Gift Momentum Equation
Gift Probability Equation
Of course! How did I not see it before!?
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