Santa trackers break records

2011-12-30 20:04

Colorado - Norad says its Santa-tracking operation broke its own records for phone calls, e-mails and Facebook and Twitter followers on Christmas Eve.

The North American Aerospace Defence Command said on Thursday that volunteers answered nearly 102 000 phone calls and more than 7 720 e-mails asking about Santa's location.

Nprad Tracks Santa had nearly 1 million followers on Facebook and more than 101 000 on Twitter.

Its website had 18.9 million unique visitors in December, also a record.

A free smartphone app available for the first time this year was downloaded a combined 1.4 million times from the Apple Store and Android Market.

More the 1 200 volunteers participated at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, which is Norad's headquarters.

The Santa-tracking operation has run every year since 1955.

- AP
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