How cool does this look? I mean, who wouldn't want to be pulled along, on skis, over snow by a galloping reindeer?
Having missed out on the opportunity to become a cross-country reindeer racer when I was young, I have instead, many years later, found myself writing about the reindeer (or rangifer tarandus for the classically inclined) in Christmas Miscellany.
For example, did you know that a reindeer calf can outrun a man at only one day old, or that the Finns once measured distance in terms of how far a reindeer could run without having to stop for a pee?
You can find more riveting reindeer facts like these hidden within the pages of Christmas Miscellany - the perfect stocking filler for this Christmas!
Merry Christmas, 2017!
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