No red for rein­deers

South Wales Evening Post - - NATIONAL -

RUDOLPH the rein­deer prob­a­bly wasn’t bul­lied for his crim­son snout – be­cause he and his fel­low rein­deer can­not see red.

In news that may shock the North Pole, Univer­sity of Ex­eter sci­en­tists have re­vealed that Santa’s sleigh-pullers lack the colour-de­tect­ing eye cells that hu­mans use to de­tect red.

The same ap­plies to orange – mean­ing Don­ner, Bl­itzen and the rest might strug­gle to spot any car­rots left out for them at Christ­mas.

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