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Ho, ho… Got ya!…

The most widely recognized and embraced folklore by young children is Santa Claus – a plump, white-bearded and red-suited gentlemen who delivers presents to ‘good’ children at Christmas time. To young children, the arrival of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve is an event filled with joy. Indeed, it is the culmination of days filled with great anticipation and expectation.

The Santa Claus Detector is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a children’s device capable of providing selective illumination to signal the arrival of Santa Claus. This is particularly important to young children, providing reassurance that the child’s good behavior has in fact been rewarded by Santa Claus.


U.S. Patent Number 5523741:  The Santa Claus Detector, issued in 1996 to Thomas Cane in San Rafael, California.

Via Gerard Vlemmings, The Presurfer.

As we remember that letters to the North Pole take an extra 19 cents in postage, we might also recall that it was on this date in 1928, in Clinton, Iowa, that the clip-on tie was invented.



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December 13, 2010 at 1:01 am

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