Reindeer didn’t see red over nose
RUDOLPH the reindeer probably wasn’t bullied for his famous crimson snout – because 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 – so Donner, Blitzen and the rest might struggle to spot any carrots left out for them at Christmas.
“Reindeer can’t see red light or tell the difference between red, orange and green,” explained Professor Martin Stevens, of the University of Exeter.