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Eddie Mair | 10:17 UK time, Monday, 3 December 2007

Stewart lets us see "Santa arriving at Ogden water, Halifax. UK. His reindeer and sleigh landed on the other side of the reservoir, hence the buggy."



  1. At 11:21 AM on 03 Dec 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    So, am I guessing correctly, Stewart, that this is the only aquabuggy known to man? ;o)

  2. At 12:58 PM on 03 Dec 2007, Charlie wrote:


    Maybe it's time we investigated Santa's carbon "foot and hoof" prints

  3. At 01:24 PM on 03 Dec 2007, mittfh wrote:

    Reading that description, I'm worried.

    If Santa managed to fall out of his sleigh on a pre-Christmas trip - presumably when sober, how will he cope when doing his annual trip, defying the laws of:
    * Physics (travelling at several thousand mph), * Thermodynamics (supersonic travel generates quite a bit of heat, which he and his reindeer somehow survive),
    * Time (Sci-Fi-ish explanations of time 'bubbles')
    * Biology (reindeer flying - never mind the supersonic speeds) and
    * Biochemistry (anyone care to hazard a guess at how many sherries / units of alcohol he consumes en-route)?

    Oh well, it could have been worse. He could have landed *in* the reservoir...

  4. At 02:00 PM on 03 Dec 2007, PC wrote:

    Did anyone really think the story would fool any of the little Santa fans? Even the least astute would have known that "landed on the other side of the reservoir" was a long-winded euphemism for "crash-landed, sank and drowned".

  5. At 02:01 PM on 03 Dec 2007, Chico wrote:

    mittfh (5) - You can't fool me, there ain't no sanity clause!

  6. At 02:25 PM on 03 Dec 2007, Stewart M wrote:

    I Think the buggy runs on reindeer by products :-)

  7. At 03:08 PM on 03 Dec 2007, Ed Iglehart wrote:

    Reindeer are known to be inordinately fond of Amanita Muscaria, and the well known effects of ingestion of said fungus include "Making giant leaps to clear small obstacles"...


    season's greetings


  8. At 03:31 PM on 03 Dec 2007, Piper wrote:

    Well, Santa certainly does appear to get-around... Certainly looks like him


    "Huge Cloud Of High Temperature Gas Found In Orion Nebula
    ScienceDaily (Dec. 2, 2007) — Right in time for the festive season, ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has discovered a huge cloud of high-temperature gas resting in a spectacular nearby star-forming region, shaped somewhat like the silhouette of Santa Claus"

  9. At 04:01 PM on 03 Dec 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Ladies & gentlemen of the blog; regard Chico (5). He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot, but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot!

  10. At 07:30 PM on 03 Dec 2007, stewart M wrote:

    mittfh. I think santa works via quantum theory. I have not looked yet but am sure there is an article proving this out there somewhere.

  11. At 07:31 PM on 03 Dec 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    ..... or is it the case, Fred, that he should be obscene and not heard? ;o)

  12. At 07:55 PM on 03 Dec 2007, Chico wrote:

    FF (9)

    What's the idea putting your hand in my pocket?

    Just a little mistake. I had a suit once just looked like that, and for a moment I thought those were my pants.

    How could they be your pants when I've got them on?

    Well, this suit had two pair of pants.

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