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Not really the lead man…

With fabulous doe-eyes like that?...he's definitely all man. Pic found at tvparty.com. (The Spokesman-Review)
With fabulous doe-eyes like that?...he's definitely all man. Pic found at tvparty.com. (The Spokesman-Review)

The story seems to be circulating faster than the hottest gossip in a high school hallway: Ruldolph - the determined little guy who pulled through for Santa that foggy night -  could have been a girl.  *gasp!...*

That's right.  National Geographic recounts the old facts, stating that "male reindeer generally shed their antlers long before December 25, wheras the females retain theirs until at least January."  (Antlers are adorning their heads in every picture/movie I've seen...) "So Santa's outriders must be all females."

Along with the facts, I think the nose has it. Dr. Alice Blue-McLendon, veterinary medicine professor specializing in deer (ya that's right...deer) at Texas A&M University says it's all about the big shiny red nose for a gender clue.  "Females like a little bling."

I don't really have a question for this post...I just thought it was funny. Well... - Anybody catch one of those classic Christmas-Holiday movies yet? Christmas Without a Santa Claus? The Miser Brothers?



In 2006, then-editor Steve Smith of The Spokesman-Review had the idea of starting a publication for an often forgotten audience: teenagers. The Vox Box was a continuation of the Vox, an all-student staffed newspaper published by The Spokesman-Review. High school student journalists who staffed the Vox made all content decisions as they learn about the trade of journalism. This blog's mission was to give students an opportunity to publish their voices. The Vox Box and the Vox wrapped up in June 2009, but you can follow former staffers' new blog at http://voxxiez.blogspot.com.