Some Round Numbers to Consider

  • Number of people in the world: 6 billion
  • Average number of people per family: 6
  • Total families in the world: 1 billion
  • Fraction who celebrate Christmas: 1/3
  • Average number of cookies left out for Santa: 3
  • Total number of cookies eaten by Santa on Christmas eve/morning: 1 billion
  • Average number of calories per cookie: 100
  • Total number of calories consumed by Santa on Christmas eve/morning: 100 billion
  • Average calories burned per mile of jogging: 100
  • Number of miles Santa must run to work off Christmas: 1 billion
  • Number of miles, per day, Santa must run if he runs 300 days per year: 333 million

No wonder the little guy is fat!

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