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Science proves Santa's reindeer are actually all female

Source - The Independant

By - Chelsea Ritschel in New York 2017

As Christmas quickly approaches and our ears fill with the sounds of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," it is impossible to ignore the festive spirit surrounding the year-end.

And one Twitter user, Cat Reynolds, has given us even more reason to celebrate.

She posted that all of Santa's reindeer - Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph - are female, an observation that immediately went viral.

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According to experts, Reynolds' tweet is likely accurate - because male reindeer shed their antlers at the end of the mating season in early December, while females sport their thinner antlers throughout the winter.

And given that the reindeer are typically depicted with their antlers in tact, we're pretty confident in saying that females power Santa's annual Christmas delivery.

Some Twitter users did try to spoil our moment by pointing out that castrated males would not actually lose their antlers, but we'd like to think that it doesn't really sound like a scenario that Santa would resort to...

Most people, however, were willing to believe - praising the strong female reindeer who pull Santa's present-laden sleigh.

 

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Well, I bet not a lot of people knew that :) 

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Ok with me

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Not Rudolph? Does Clarice know?:129:

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I've told that for years.  And in the past, concluded it with, "How else would an old, fat elf get around the world safely in 1 night without a bunch of females telling him where to go?"  It usually gets a TON of laughs from the adults.

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4 minutes ago, Felix Estridge said:

I've told that for years.  And in the past, concluded it with, "How else would an old, fat elf get around the world safely in 1 night without a bunch of females telling him where to go?"  It usually gets a TON of laughs from the adults.

Well said ...

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There's one exception to this story that science does not take into account.

In order to deliver toys to the entire world on Christmas Eve, the Elves and I have developed a way to "bump" time.  Not time travel, mind you, but just a slight bump in the space time continuum when I'm traveling over, let's say, the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean or the Mohave Desert.

Now, the reindeer and I are inside the sleigh when the bump occurs, and as a result, it affects our metabolism.

That's why, it appears that I haven't aged in over 1000 years and the male reindeer don't shed their antlers until after the holidays.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!  :Rudolph:

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Good story for that one, brother John.  I have always gone with the dropping antlers after prior to winter story.  But I will also add in that Rudolph is the one exception to that and it must be his red nose that keeps him from dropping his antlers when all the other male reindeer do.

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37 minutes ago, Santa Johnny Boy said:

That's why, it appears that I haven't aged in over 1000 years and the male reindeer don't shed their antlers until after the holidays.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!  :Rudolph:

Super answer Johnny, I shall use that when/if the question arises, thank you fine Sir :) 

 

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