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For closets, wall-mounted systems & not only, we are accustomed to calculating strength, weight and maximum loading capacities.
If you were ever tempted to apply this engineering calculus for Santa, we have good news for you.
A Swedish construction company has already figured things out.
Let’s assume the portly Father Christmas weighs about 150 kg, while his reindeers and sleigh 1 tonne, allowing another 50 kg for gifts.
Swedish building requirements would easily handle that weight, plus 50% extra pressure due to the force of roof landing, also a 1/2 meter of snow.
For the sceptics among us, some questions remain:
– What happens if Santa decides to deliver all gifts via a single shipment, how much would the gift bag weigh and how does the math apply?
– How does the calculus above apply to Romanian houses and blocks of flats?
– What magic does Santa pull, allowing him to spread gifts to 2 billion children during one single night?
Not to worry – we can debate all these issues, starting the 27th of December, when the SALICE stores reopen! See you soon!