You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner, and Blitzen, and of course Rudolph. You may have been under the misconception that some (or possibly all) of Santa's main reindeer were guys, but you would be WRONG.
Contrary to the songs and television specials you might have heard and seen, all of Santa's reindeer, even red-nosed leader Rudolph, are strong, powerful women.
We have Twitter user Cat Reynolds to thank for this revelation, which we honestly can't believe didn't come sooner. Cat made her epic discovery using very basic science.
She's totally right, scientists confirm. Speaking to the Telegraph, Edinburgh University professors Gerald Lincoln and David Baird said Cat's science facts check out.
"Male reindeer actually cast their antlers before Christmas, so they don't have any antlers at Christmastime," says Lincoln. "They have their mating season in autumn when they use their antlers to fight, but once it finishes they cast them … I just wanted to remind people that it is never quite so straightforward, and even females develop weapons when it comes to the real world of seasonal breeding."
Yes. To. This.