Classic Caterpickles: “How does Santa fly?”

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been fielding a lot of Santa questions lately. This one’s been coming up a lot, so even though I answered it a couple of years ago, I thought I’d pull it from the archives in case you’re getting hit with it at home.

In a sleigh pulled by nine reindeer fueled by magic dust and the hopes and dreams of children everywhere.  No really.

For those of you interested in a more thorough explanation of how Santa Claus uses his ion shield, dimensional travel, and an advanced antenna system embedded in Rudolph’s antlers to get around the pesky laws of physics and to deliver all those presents to all those innocent sleeping children, there’s Physorg.com.

About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book, Did Dinosaurs Have Belly Buttons?, is currently planned for release in 2018. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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