The only difference between a caribou and a reindeer is that caribou are wild and reindeer are domesticated. fda.gov/animal-veterinary…
The caribou/reindeer is now essentially extinct in the lower 48 US states sciencemag.org/news/2019/…
, Satan's Village was a year round Christmas theme park and is considered the first franchised amusement park in history. At it's peak it featured reindeer shipped from Alaska and had 3 locations across the U.S themeparktourist.com/feat…
The Eskimo logo on Alaskan Airlines planes is Chester Seveck, a reindeer herder who for years greeted tourists getting off the plane at Kotzebue, Alaska. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
In 2016 323 reindeer were killed in a lightning storm In Norway npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Reindeer meat is actually some of the healthiest meat out there. It contains way less fat than beef, and Norwegians are known to eat smoked reindeer, grilled reindeer, reindeer pizza and reindeer tartare melmagazine.com/en-us/sto…
β€œWhite Christmas”, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, β€œWinter Wonderland”, β€œThe Christmas Song” and β€œI’ll Be Home for Christmas” plus the melody for β€œO Holy Night” were all written or co-written by Jews. newsweek.com/best-christm…
Finland's reindeer herders wanted to reduce the 4,000 annual reindeer road deaths. They painted antlers in fluorescent colors, hung reflectors around necks, and used movable traffic signs. This failed, so they tried a mobile app for drivers to register sightings and get reindeer warnings. phys.org/news/2016-06-rei…
Reindeer are the only kind in which the females also have antlers. discoverwildlife.com/anim…
Reindeer and caribou are the same animal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rei…
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was first published as a giveaway for the department store Montgomery Ward in 1939. The story was initially rejected because, in 1930s pop culture, a bright red nose was closely associated with chronic alcoholism and drunkards. wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolp…
The original Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer booklet was written for the retail chain Montgomery Ward as part of their Christmas marketing campaign. bigcommerce.com/blog/who-…
During WWII, the USSR gifted a visiting Royal Navy submarine with a reindeer. Lacking any other form of transit, the reindeer (named Pollyanna) joined the crew for a six week return voyage. During her tour, Pollyanna slept under the captain's bunk. news.bbc.co.uk/local/hamp…
To survive arctic winter and weeks of little sunlight, the reindeer evolved to process vitamin D 20% more efficiently with a little gene mutation. Also they need the vitamin for their antlers sciencemag.org/news/2019/…
Reindeer are the only mammals that can see ultraviolet light. This means that they can easily tell the difference between white fur and snow because white fur has much higher contrast. It helps them discover predators early in snowy landscapes. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Some reindeer really do have red noses like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The color is due to an extremely dense array of blood vessels, packed into the nose in order to supply blood and regulate body temperature in extreme environments. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
, reindeer's eyes are golden in the summer and blue in the winter. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
In Finland there's an old measurement unit called "poronkusema" which can be translated to "reindeer’s piss". It describes the distance a reindeer can travel without having to stop to pee which is around 7 - 7.5km. Also reindeer can't walk and pee at the same time. slate.com/human-interest/…
A Norway TV channel planned to show a reindeer migration nonstop in real time for 168 hours, using drones, antler-cams and snowmobiles. Previous "slow TV" included nonstop knitting, 18 hours of live salmon fishing, and hours of "firewood chopping" discussion followed by live footage of a fire. mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
The character of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created by Robert Lewis May - a secular Jew. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
In the original airing of β€œRudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” Rudolph visited the island of Misfit Toys and promised to help them, but never actually did. Tons of children wrote to Rankin-Bass, concerned for the toys, and got the company to make another scene showing the toys had been saved. huffingtonpost.com/brian-…
Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer was originally composed by a copywriter, as the marketing campaign for a promotional colouring book bigcommerce.co.uk/blog/wh…
Many of the modern holiday standards, including "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", "A Holly Jolly Christmas", "Silver and Gold", and "Run Rudolph Run" were written by a single Jewish American songwriter named Johnny Marks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
One bolt of lightning once killed 300 reindeer in Hardangervidda, Norway nytimes.com/2016/08/31/sc…
Reindeer are the only mammals that can see UV (ultraviolet) light and make sense of it ucl.ac.uk/news/2011/may/r…
Steve Carell used to be a mailman and during Christmas, he would write notes to kids who would send letters to Santa and put it in their mailboxes. The note read, "Your letter to Santa has been picked up by special reindeer courier." youtube.com/watch?v=SmnSl…
Today I learned Alfie Scopp (the man who provided the voice of Charlie in the box in the 1964 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) is sl alive at age 100 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
In Russia, the Santa Claus figure there is Ded Moroz. Instead of eight reindeers, he has three horses and contrary to Santa Claus, he delivers gifts on New Year's Eve and not on Christmas Eve (hence the Christmas tree is also known as New Year Tree) tripsavvy.com/ded-moroz-t…
In the original 1823 poem β€œA Visit From St. Nicholas” by Clement Moore, that β€œDonner and Blitzen” the reindeer were never mentioned. They were named β€œDunder and Blixem”. forevergeek.com/who-the-h…
The original voice actor for Spider-Man (1967) started his career as the voice of Hermey the Dentist Elf in Rankin/Bass's "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (1964) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
Shamans would get high by feeding the mushroom amanita muscaria (deathly to humans) to reindeers and drinking their urine dailygrail.com/2012/09/ta…
Today I learned about the Finnish unit 'Poronkusema' - The distance a reindeer can travel before needing to stop to urinate. Today used to describe something that is at a very obscure distance away en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obs…
Today I learned about Russian Reindeer shoes. The leather was recovered from a Danish brigantine that went down in a storm more than 200 years ago off the coast of Plymouth, England, and the Duke of Cornwall who controls those waters, only allows one shoemaker to use the material. nytimes.com/2006/11/02/fa…
DMX did a rendition of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. youtube.com/watch?v=fbPyB…
The Saami people lost much of their environment and a lot of reindeer due to Chernobyl en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C…
Reindeer eyes change to a blue color in winter to help gather light during the dark arctic months and return to a golden color during the spring and summer. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
The street plan of Rovaniemi in Lapland, home of 'Santa Claus Village', is based on a reindeer's head and antlers. Architect Alvar Aalto was commissioned in 1945 after the retreating German army burnt down the city in WWII. He was partly inspired by Roosevelt's Tennessee Valley Authority. theguardian.com/cities/20…
Reindeer are one of the only mammals that can see UV light, allowing them to see lichen, polar bears against the snow, and urine trails en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet…
In 2016, "a boy was killed and 20 others infected by anthrax released when retreating permafrost exposed the frozen carcass of a reindeer killed by the bacteria at least 75 years earlier; 2,000 present-day reindeer were infected, too, carrying and spreading the disease further." nymag.com/daily/intellige…
A strain of Anthrax virus, that had been trapped in a reindeer carcass frozen in permafrost for over 75 years, thawed and infected around 2000 reindeer and ended up infecting over 20 humans. bbc.com/earth/story/20170…
1 day old baby Reindeer are faster than an Olympic sprinter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rei…
The creator of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer was Jewish and identified with the underdog Rudolph because of his prominent nose. thedailybeast.com/how-a-s…
The American-produced, 1964 stop-motion Christmas television classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was filmed in Tokyo and voiced primarily by Canadian actors. It has aired at least annually in America since 1964, making it the longest continuously running Christmas TV special in history en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rud…
In 1941, the crew of submarine HMS Trident were given a reindeer as a gift by the USSR navy and it spend six weeks on the sub with them until they reached home. news.bbc.co.uk/local/hamp…
In 1941 british submarine HMS Trident had reindeer as a crew member, it was gift from Russia and it was named Polyanna. businessinsider.com/reind…
A single lightning strike killed 323 reindeer in 2016 because the deer were clustered together and the electric current was able to travel through the ground and up the animals' legs nytimes.com/2016/08/31/sc…
The reindeer named Donner and Blitzen were originally called Dunder and Blixem after the Dutch words for thunder and lightning. snopes.com/fact-check/the…
"poronkusema" is a finnish measuring for the distance a reindeer could travel without stopping to urinate. tiede.fi/artikkeli/kysy/p…
After the Italian Prime Minister complained about Finnish cuisine, the Finns entered an international pizza competition, named their entry (with marinated reindeer meat) after the PM, and came in first place. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kot…
Caribou is simply the North American name for reindeer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
The antlers on Reindeer and Elk are not permanent and instead they are regrown every mating season en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rei…
Today I learned of the Kerguelen Plateau--an isolated, largely submerged continent ~2500 miles between South Africa and Australia. Despite no native land mammals, today it boasts wild reindeer, sheep, cat, and rabbit populations en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ker…
Some Species of Reindeer Have Knees That Click to Help The Group Stay Together During Harsh Blizzards paliskunnat.fi/reindeer/r…
In 2005 the Italian Prime Minister, Berlusconi, insulted Finnish cuisine and joked that Finns ate β€œmarinated reindeer”. In 2008, Finland won an international pizza contest, beating Italy. The name of the winning pizza was β€œPizza Berlusconi” which was made of smoked reindeer. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Reindeer and caribou are the same species, so we could just as easily say Santa's sled is being pulled by eight caribou. polartrec.com/resources/f…
Reindeer Eyes Turn Blue in the Winter nationalgeographic.com/sc…
During WWII a British Submarine crew kept a reindeer on-board for six weeks news.bbc.co.uk/local/hamp…
The creator one of the most beloved Christmas character, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, was Jewish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Silvio Berlusconi (ex-Italian prime minister) openly insulted Finnish cuisine. In response; a group of Finnish chefs created a smoked reindeer based pizza, named it after him and won 1st place in the ameria's plate international pizza contest. The Italian-American team only came second. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kot…
The Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV special exists in a legal grey area in terms of copyright, due to a typo in the opening credits listing the special as having been produced in the year 1164. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rud…
In 2005 the Italian Prime Minister, Berlusconi, insulted Finnish cuisine and joked that Finns ate β€œmarinated reindeer”. In 2008, Finland won an international pizza contest, beating Italy. The name of the winning pizza was β€œPizza Berlusconi” which was made of smoked reindeer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kot…
Reindeer have many adaptations to survive the cold. Their hooves expand in summer when the ground is soft and shrink in winter when the ground is hard. Some subspecies have knees that make a clicking noise when they walk so the animals can stay together in a blizzard. blog.nwf.org/2010/12/rein…
In 2016 there was an anthrax outbreak in western Siberia. The source was found to be a thawed 75-year-old reindeer carcass containing the spores. cnn.com/2013/08/23/health…
Lightning has caused animal herds to die en masse, including 300 reindeer in a Norwegian national park and 30 cattle on a farm in Virginia. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer was created in 1939 by department store Montgomery Ward as a coloring book giveaway to drive up foot traffic (and sales) for the store. history.com/news/rudolph-…
Since 1937, hundreds of Santas a year have attended the Santa School in Michigan, with curriculum including Santa history, sign language, handling difficult present requests, sleigh flight lessons, and the habits of live reindeer. articles.latimes.com/2011…
Johnny Marks, the man who wrote β€œRudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, refused to buy presents, put up a tree or send Christmas cards. people.com/archive/johnny…
Santa’s reindeer are most likely castrated males due to when they shed their antlers. discoverwildlife.com/anim…
The 1964 Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer TV special is in a grey area of copyright due to the fact that the studio mistakenly spelled out the copyright date as 1164 in roman numerals and haven't corrected it since en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rud…
Reindeer huddle during storms and 300+ Reindeer died from a lightning strike in 2016 nytimes.com/2016/08/31/sc…
There is a sequel to the 1982 Christmas song "Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer" called "Grandpa's Gonna Sue the Pants Off of Santa" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
In the classic Christmas poem (first published in 1823), Rudolph is not one of the original reindeer. Rudolph wouldn't make his debut for another 116 years. huffingtonpost.com/2010/1…
Reindeer (aka Caribou) see light in the ultraviolet range, and that their eyes change in colour through the seasons from gold through to blue to help them better detect predators en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rei…
Yukon Cornelius Licks His Pickaxe in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer because he is Prospecting for Peppermint. The Scene which Explains This Was Eventually Cut From TV Broadcasts (most likely for time). youtube.com/attribution_l…
There is an old Finnish unit of measurement used by the Sami people called 'poronkusema' which translates to "a reindeer piss". It's the distance a reindeer can walk before needing to urinate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obs…
Reindeer are unable to walk and pee at the same time, so they have to take a bathroom break roughly every 6 miles. The distance between stops is so regular that in Finnish, this distance is known as "poronkusema" or "reindeer's piss" and was a description of distances in the countryside. languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu…
Reindeer and caribou are the same species of animal atlasobscura.com/foods/re…
Reindeer were introduced to the Alaskan island of St. Lawrence to prevent starvation following a famine ending in 1880, which killed more than 1,000 people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St.…
Rankin/Bass Productions 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' were created in Japan and took 18 months with 22 room-size sets to complete. mashable.com/2014/12/06/r…
Norway has a reindeer police force, which patrols 21,621 square miles in Lapland sbs.com.au/news/reindeer-…
Reindeer herders in Finland are painting their reindeer's antlers with reflective paint to cut down on deer-car collisions. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Donner and Blitzen, two of Santa's reindeer, are actually named Dunder and Blixem, named so for the Dutch words for "thunder" and "lightning", respectively. snopes.com/holidays/chris…
That reindeer aren't native to Alaska. Sheldon Jackson purchased them from Siberia to help with the food shortages in the late 1800s. He brought in 16 and by the late 1930s there were 640,000. reindeer.salrm.uaf.edu/ab…
Finland has a unit of measurement, "poronkusema," that means "the distance a reindeer could travel without stopping to urinate." slate.com/blogs/lexicon_v…
The first appearance of Santa's wife in an audio-visual medium, a month before she appeared in Rankin/Bass's Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, was in Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs…
In the Popular Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Stop Motion Animation Cartoon, Donner is named as Rudolph's father. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rud…
In 2016, Domino's began testing pizza delivery by reindeer in Japan digitaltrends.com/cool-te…
The only known surviving puppets from the iconic Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer film were rediscovered in 2005 on Antiques Roadshow. They were stored and forgotten in an attic in disrepair after being given to kids as toys. nytimes.com/2006/12/23/ar…
There's a Finnish measurement known as "poronkusema," the distance a reindeer can walk without having to urinate (about 7.5 km). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obs…
I learned that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created for a promotional campaign for mail-order catalogs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Some reindeer herders feed their deer magic mushrooms, then collect the deer’s urine and drink it so they can hallucinate. dailygrail.com/2012/09/ta…
Rudolph doesn’t need a red nose because reindeer can see in the dark slate.com/blogs/wild_thin…
On 26 August 2016 in Hardangervidda, Kingdom of Norway, a "herd of wild reindeer was struck by lightning." More than 300 (three hundred) reindeer died "in what wildlife officials say was a highly unusual massacre by nature." miljodirektoratet.no/en/N…
A Swedish astronaut was not allowed to bring reindeer jerky with him on board a shuttle mission close to Christmas because the American astronauts thought it was weird. He had to go with moose jerky instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
Yukon Cornelius, the prospector from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, wasn't searching for "silver and gold" but a peppermint mine. christmas-specials.wikia.…
323 reindeer were killed in a single lightning storm in Norway. Reindeer huddle together in bad weather, and their close proximity explains why so many were killed at once. cbc.ca/news/technology/li…
Hartshorn, a leavening agent made from reindeer antlers, is used in traditional Norwegian cooking. Also called "horn salt", it is used specifically for thin baked goods (like cookies) or else the ammonia won't cook out completely, giving it an unpleasant aftertaste. en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Coo…
Today I learned of a little-known Greenland shark: A fearsome creature who eats polar bears and reindeer and can live until 200 dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…
Female Reindeer actually grow antlers, just like Male Reindeer. - This is the only species of deer in which this occurs! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rei…
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, originally named Reginald, began 75 years ago as a promotional coloring book gimmick during the Great Depression. Over the years, Rudolph had a son named Robbie, a brother named Rusty, and another cranky and overweight brother called Ralph. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…

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