In a new holiday episode of Science Insider, which is created by Andrea Schmitz, and narrated by Shira Polan explains what would physically happen to Santa Claus and his reindeer if they really delivered all of the presents all over the world in a single night. It is not going to be pretty, check out the video below.
If Santa really delivered presents on Christmas Eve, he’d need to fly over a thousand times faster than the world’s faster jet fighter to visit about 240 million homes. Unfortunately, racing through the air at those blistering speeds would vaporize the reindeer, as the heat up the way a spacecraft does when it reenters the atmosphere. Meanwhile, a tremendous force tens of thousands of times stronger than gravity would pin Santa to the sleigh and smash him to jelly.