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What I’m Doing on Christmas Eve

I am sooooo going to have to do this on Christmas Eve this year. The kids are going to love it! I remember "seeing" Rudolph out my bedroom window every Christmas Eve when I was a kid. It never occurred to me to ask why his nose was flashing and never moved . . .

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Yea, I showed it to my little nephews a while back. It's kind of neat. My nephews had a huge wall map, so I could use that to augment what NORAD had just told them about Santa's locale and his ETA. If your kids are kind of young, be prepared for some questions about radar, and how it works. Something that was supposed to be about Santa quickly morphed into a discussion of radar and radio waves, which then set off a question and answer about waves. It never ceases to amaze me some of the questions those kids have. Just the other day I got asked "How do you kill a Mummy?"

You have to check it out early though, because it begins coverage out near New Zealand and the Pacific islands.

Thanks for the tips, Dan. As for the questions on radar . . . "Go ask your Dad," will be my standard response!

And how do you kill a mummy? (Technically, they're already dead . . . right?)

It wasn't anything I expected. The question began: "how do they know where he's at?" Which led me to say "radar can get a fix on him." Which then led to "What's radar?" That triggered a brief description of radio wave detection findings. And that led into the physics of wave motion.

As for the mummies, I simply told Ryan "I try to avoid them." He said "they're in Egypt... right?" So I said "yea, just avoid Egypt and you'll be OK Ryan." That cheered him up.

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