Yvonne Carts-Powell

Belated Santa-related post

In beautiful on January 7, 2014 at 7:11 am

I tend to think about reindeer once a year, since they’re in my life mostly as magical flying creatures that pull Santa’s sleigh. But I know they are real ungulates, and that the females retain their horns while the males shed them once a year. Turns out that real reindeer also have eyes that change colors with the seasons: The Science Behind Reindeer's Color-Changing Eyes | Popular Science.

And while I’m bringing up Santa-related shenanigans, an awesome-but-profanely-named blog pointed out this video of the turbulence generated around an object the shape of Santa’s sleigh. Film made by Nick Moore.


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