Evidently this fun feminist tidbit has been around for a long time, but only turned up in my inbox for the first time this year:
According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and
female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop
their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to
mid-December. Female reindeer, however, retain their antlers until after
they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to every historical
rendition depicting Santa’s reindeer, every single one of them, from Rudolph
to Blitzen…had to be a female.
We should have known this… Only women
would be able to drag a fat man in a red velvet suit all around the world in
one night, and not get lost.