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January 29, 2008

Ho ho ho…

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This question may be a month too late, but it deserves to be asked. Identify and connect all of the above.

Cracked by: bs , jayanth , teju , madhur , Arjun Chennu , Dibyo , duriel , udupendra , shenoyvarun86 , Ganesh Prasad , Archana , shashank , Shakeel , prasanth , nishansolo , sidsen , yaksha and gammafunction.

See the comments for the answer. Everyone who posted got it right.


22 Responses to “Ho ho ho…”

  1. bs

    Shameless cut-paste:

    For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa. The tradition began on Christmas Eve in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. store advertisement for children to call Santa on a special “hotline” included an inadvertently misprinted telephone number. Instead of Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations “hotline.” The Director of Operations, Colonel Harry Shoup had his staff check radar data for any indication of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Indeed there were signs of Santa and children who called were given an update on Santa’s location.


  2. North American Aerospace Defense Command(NORAD) comes to public attention at Christmas, when it tracks Santa Claus on his journey around the world delivering toys for the world’s children for 51 years. This tradition started in 1955 when a local Sears store in Colorado misprinted the phone number and children thought they were calling Santa, but called CONAD (NORAD’s predecessor) instead.


  3. nice question btw..


  4. teju
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    NORAD comes to public attention at Christmas, when it tracks Santa Claus on his journey around the world delivering toys for the world’s children for 51 years. This tradition started in 1955 when a local Sears store in Colorado misprinted the phone number and children thought they were calling Santa, but called CONAD (NORAD’s predecessor) instead.


  5. teju
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    nice question.. :)


  6. madhur
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    NORAD Tracks Santa is the form of a public relations program by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

    NORAD comes to public attention at Christmas, when it tracks Santa Claus on his journey around the world delivering toys for the world’s children for 51 years. This tradition started in 1955 when a local Sears store in Colorado misprinted the phone number and children thought they were calling Santa, but called CONAD (NORAD’s predecessor) instead.


  7. Arjun Chennu

    For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa. The tradition began on Christmas Eve in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. store advertisement for children to call Santa on a special “hotline” included an inadvertently misprinted telephone number. Instead of Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations “hotline.” The Director of Operations, Colonel Harry Shoup had his staff check radar data for any indication of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Indeed there were signs of Santa and children who called were given an update on Santa’s location. Thus, the tradition was born. To listen to Colonel Shoup talk about the experience, click here. In 1958, the governments of Canada and the United States created a bi-national air defense command for the North American continent called the North American Air Defense Command, known as NORAD. NORAD inherited the tradition of tracking Santa.

    Since that time, Canadian and American men and women who work at NORAD have responded to phone calls from children personally. Additionally, media from all over the world call NORAD on Christmas Eve for updates on Santa’s location. Last year this Website was visited by millions of people who wanted to know Santa’s whereabouts.


  8. Dibyo
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    Sears, NORAD and Santa Claus

    In 1955, a Colorado Springs-based Sears store ran an advertisement encouraging children to call Santa Claus on a special telephone hotline. Due to a printing error, the phone number that was printed was the hotline for the Director of Operations at the Continental Air Defense (CONAD). Colonel Harry Shoup took the first Santa call on Christmas Eve of 1955 from a six-year old boy who began reciting his Christmas list. Shoup didn’t find the call funny, but after asking the mother of the second caller what was happening, then realizing the mistake that occurred, he instructed his staff to give Santa’s position to any child who called in.

    When NORAD was organized in 1958, the phone tracking service continued. For years, NORAD has made their communications on this event available for radio broadcast, and added an internet feature in 1997.


  9. duriel
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    1. Sears store.
    2. Early (1950s) logo of NORAD. When it was called North American Air Defense Command.
    3. Santa Claus.

    Connect: “NORAD Santa Tracking Service”.

    Once upon a time (1955), a Sears store gave kids “Santa’s Hot-line Number”. Sadly, it was mis-printed and led instead to the Director of Continental Air Defense.

    He took the mistake quite well, and actually asked his staff to “Report Santa’s Position” to any kid who called.

    The tradition has continued even after NORAD was formed, and kids still call NORAD Santa Tracking service to find out where Santa Claus is.

    Good one…


  10. udupendra
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    Sears, NORAD (formerly CONAD), Santa.

    Sears in 1955 had an ad where kids could call a Santa hotline – but they got the telephone number wrong – it went to CONAD instead – thus spurring the long-standing tradition of CONAD (Now NORAD) tracking Santa every year.


  11. 1)Sears deptl stores
    2)North American Air defence Command
    3)Santa

    The defence command tracks Santa Claus delivering toys to kids around the globe,this started when Sears printed a wrong telephone number!(WIki!)which directed to the defence command


  12. Ganesh Prasad

    1)One of the biggest Retail stores in USA – Sears
    2)North American Aerospace Defense Command(NORAD)
    3)Santa Claus

    NORAD comes to public attention at Christmas, when it tracks Santa Claus on his journey around the world delivering toys for the world’s children for 51 years. This tradition started in 1955 when a local Sears store in Colorado misprinted the phone number and children thought they were calling Santa, but called CONAD (NORAD’s predecessor) instead


  13. Archana

    pic 1 : Sears Roebuck & Co. department stores.
    pic 2 : North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
    pic 3 : Santa :)

    connect : mission of tracking Santa
    It started in 1955, on the Christmas eve when the Sears advertisement to call Santa on a ‘hotline’ had a misprinted phone number. Instead of Santa, the phone number put people through to NORAD commander-in-chief s operations ‘hotline’. NORAD used radar data for indications of Santa crossing the north pole and children who called where given updates on location of Santa.


  14. Anonymous

    NORAD ( North American Aerospace Defence Command) ( Visual 2) comes to public attention at Christmas, when it tracks Santa Claus ( Visual 3) on his journey around the world delivering toys for the world’s children for 51 years. This tradition started in 1955 when a local Sears store ( Visual 1) in Colorado misprinted the phone number and children thought they were calling Santa, but called CONAD (NORAD’s predecessor) instead.

    Regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


  15. Anonymous

    NORAD ( North American Aerospace Defence Command) ( Visual 2) comes to public attention at Christmas, when it tracks Santa Claus ( Visual 3) on his journey around the world delivering toys for the world’s children for 51 years. This tradition started in 1955 when a local Sears store ( Visual 1) in Colorado misprinted the phone number and children thought they were calling Santa, but called CONAD (NORAD’s predecessor) instead.

    Regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


  16. NORAD tracking Santa!

    NORAD comes to public attention at Christmas, when it tracks Santa Claus on his journey around the world delivering toys for the world’s children for 51 years. This tradition started in 1955 when a local Sears store in Colorado misprinted the phone number and children thought they were calling Santa, but called CONAD (NORAD’s predecessor) instead.


  17. Shakeel

    1)Sears Roebuck & Co
    2)North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
    3)Santa Claus

    NORAD tracks the Santa Claus for kids out of a strange incident that occurred in 1955 thanks to Sears Roebuck & Co.More Details below:

    “It was more than half a century ago, on Christmas Eve in 1955, that a Sears Roebuck & Co. store in Colorado Springs advertised a special hotline number for kids to call Santa. What the company didn’t know at the time was that they had inadvertently misprinted the telephone number. Instead of Santa’s workshop, the phone number put kids through to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the bi-national U.S.-Canadian military organization responsible for the aerospace defense of the U. S. and Canada. Worse, it wasn’t just any number at NORAD: it was the commander-in-chief’s operations hotline. In the spirit of the season, Colonel Harry Shoup, the director of operations at the time, had his staff check radar data for any indication of a sleigh making its way south from the North Pole. They found that indeed there were signs of Santa, and merrily gave the children who called an update on his location. Thus, a tradition was born, and NORAD has continued to help children track Santa on Christmas Eve ever since.


  18. In 1955, a Colorado Springs-based Sears store ran an advertisement encouraging children to call Santa Claus on a special telephone hotline. Due to a printing error, the phone number that was printed was the hotline for the Director of Operations at the Continental Air Defense (CONAD), the predecessor to the north american air defense command (NORAD) they instructed their staff to give Santa’s position to any child who called in. this tradition has been carried out till date


  19. nishansolo

    Sears, Roebuck and Co.
    NORAD
    Santa Clause

    NORAD Tracks Santa website, and the whole tracking of the Santa thing, which all started thanks to the Sears ad 51 years ago.


  20. sidsen
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    sleepy hence wont bother even paraphrasing – NORAD comes to public attention at Christmas, when it tracks Santa Claus on his journey around the world delivering toys for the world’s children for 51 years. This tradition started in 1955 when a local Sears store in Colorado misprinted the phone number and children thought they were calling Santa, but called CONAD (NORAD’s predecessor) instead.


  21. yaksha
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    Answer: NORAD
    [very big rip]
    For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa. The tradition began on Christmas Eve in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. store advertisement for children to call Santa on a special “hotline” included an inadvertently misprinted telephone number. Instead of Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations “hotline.” The Director of Operations, Colonel Harry Shoup had his staff check radar data for any indication of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Indeed there were signs of Santa and children who called were given an update on Santa’s location. Thus, the tradition was born. To listen to Colonel Shoup talk about the experience, click here. In 1958, the governments of Canada and the United States created a bi-national air defense command for the North American continent called the North American Air Defense Command, known as NORAD. NORAD inherited the tradition of tracking Santa.
    [/rip]


  22. gammafunction
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    1. a sears store
    2.NORAD -north american air defense
    3.Santa claus

    In 1955, a Sears store, at the time known as Sears Roebuck and Company, placed Christmas advertising that included a phone number where children could reach Santa Claus. The only problem was that the phone number was printed incorrectly.

    As excited children began dialing on Christmas Eve, they reached NORAD, instead of Santa…but people at NORAD understanding what the problem was…continue the tradition of ‘tracking Santa’


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