Thursday, December 20, 2012

Factoid of the day

The Science behind Rudolph's red nose. No, it's not because he has been sneaking into Santa's booze.


...Scandinavian scientists have found that, though it may not glow in the dark, Rudolph's nose is most definitely red.
In a study published in the British Medical Journal, Dr. Can Ince of Erasmus University Rotterdam in Netherlands and his team found that a reindeer's nose is 25 percent richer in blood vessels than humans'.
And after several treadmill tests, the team observed that reindeer do indeed have red noses due to increased blood circulation within their nose tissues.

OK: Altogether now:

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