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The technology of Santa

Molly Wood Dec 24, 2010
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The technology of Santa

Molly Wood Dec 24, 2010
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To answer that age-old conundrum, we are joined by North Pole technology consultants Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy. They explain such phenomena as Santa’s revolutionary uranium-based reindeer propulsion system and Santa’s ability to shrink an in-transit toy to a molecular level. Did you know Santa invented Google Maps? We learn about that.

Bill and Kevin also share some insight into the ongoing rift in the North Pole community between the science-minded and adherents to magic. Fortunately, we’re told that Santa manages to balance these forces.

When not consulting with Santa, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy can be found making fun of movies at Rifftrax.com. You may also remember them as Crow and Tom Servo from “Mystery Science Theater 3000.”

Also in this show, we’ve heard that young people are abandoning email for texting. But what comes after texting? We ask our Twitter Team for some answers.

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