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Swedish roofs can handle Santa's sleigh
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
Sweden's houses should be able to cope when Santa and his sleigh land on their snowy roofs this Christmas - as long as he doesn't try to deliver too many presents in one go. The portly Father Christmas probably weighs about 150 kg (330 lb) and his reindeer and sleigh a tonne, the Swedish construction company NCC calculated, allowing another 50 kg for gifts. "Under that sort of pressure, a Swedish house would be about as strong as paper," Lecher said. read more


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