Now Columbo 10:00PM Touched by an Angel

Physics professor declares Santa more powerful than Superman

Is Santa Claus capable of taking down Superman and Batman? A scientist at UCI believes so.

Sure, sure, Superman, you are faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive, but could you deliver presents to everyone around the world in a single night? That's the question posed and answered by a legitimate scientist at the University of California, Irvine. 

Michael Dennin, a physics & astronomy professor co-hosts “Fascinating Fights,” a web series that pits pop culture icons against each other in ultimate battles. His latest installment ponders the cage match between Saint Nick and superheroes. Sorry, Superman, Santa is the winner. 

“His only weakness is cookies and milk, but it doesn’t debilitate him like kryptonite,” Dennin notes. “It’s merely a distraction.”

Come to think of it, they're not all that different. Both call the Arctic home. Santa is no stranger to comic book crossovers. He popped his head out of a building in one of the window gag cameos on Batman, while the Adventures of Superman radio program featured a tale called "The Missing Santa Claus" in 1944.

Dennin hypothesizes that Santa can bend space and time (as can his 4-D sack of goodies) and that he is able to shrink a la Ant-Man. 

Watch the lighthearted discussion of Santa as superhero below.


Love memorable entertainment? Find out where to watch MeTV