Cracking Christmas facts! Bet you didn’t know that…

Whether you’re pulling a few crackers today, lighting candles for Hanukkah, or gearing up for the Chinese New year, Yuletide is full of fascinating facts and myths.

Take Father Christmas, for instance… He’s had a busy night! Even beat the law of physics to deliver presents to 378 million children worldwide!

Flying east to west through different time zones, Santa had just 31 hours to visit 91.8 million homes… How many visits per second is that?  A whopping 822.6!

That’s an incredible 1/1000th of a second to park his sleigh and whizz down the chimney to deliver presents – before snaffling a snack or two, shooting back up the chimney, hopping into the sleigh to visit the next house. Phew! Fast work…

Even more astonishing, Santa travelled a staggering 650 miles per second! This equates to 3,000 times the speed of sound, or 0.35 per cent the speed of light. Woo hoo…

To put this statistic into perspective, one of Earth’s fastest man-made objects  – the Ulysses spacecraft – shot through space at 27.4 miles per second! So Santa’s journey was super speedy…

Amazing eh? Nice to have a bit of fun during the Christmas hols…

Revision tips for holiday learning

Remember if you’re planning to revise for your GCSE or A level mocks, entrance exams in January or prepare for the year ahead, check out our nifty revision tips. Keep your eyes peeled for ‘Magical Maths’ tips in a few days time too…

As ever, you can drop us a line at 121 Home School Tutors to book a Manchester or Cheshire tutor for next term. We’re here to help! Happy Christmas everyone…

 

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