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Old 12-15-2011, 01:17 AM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:05 AM
Location: Aberdeen MD
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OMG Too funny!
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:24 AM
Location: Noblesville, IN
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:15 AM
Location: Anchorage
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Well, both male and female reindeer/caribou have antlers. Not sure about the Fat man in a red Suit though.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:22 AM
Location: Wisconsin
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Reindeer antlers grow again each year under a layer of fur called velvet. This reindeer is losing the velvet layer on one of its antlers.

In most populations both sexes grow antlers,[16] which (in the Scandinavian variety) for old males fall off in December, for young males in the early spring, and for females in the summer. The antlers typically have two separate groups of points, a lower and upper. There is considerable subspecific variation in the size of the antlers (e.g., rather small and spindly in the northernmost subspecies),[15] but in some subspecies the bull reindeer's antlers are the second largest of any extant deer, after the moose, and can range up to 100 cm (39 in) in width and 135 cm (53 in) in beam length. They have the largest antlers relative to body size among deer.[16]
[edit] Nose and hooves

Reindeer have specialized noses featuring nasal turbinate bones that dramatically increase the surface area within the nostrils. Incoming cold air is warmed by the animal's body heat before entering the lungs, and water is condensed from the expired air and captured before the deer's breath is exhaled, used to moisten dry incoming air and possibly absorbed into the blood through the mucous membranes.
Reindeer hooves adapt to the season: in the summer, when the tundra is soft and wet, the footpads become sponge-like and provide extra traction. In the winter, the pads shrink and tighten, exposing the rim of the hoof, which cuts into the ice and crusted snow to keep it from slipping. This also enables them to dig down (an activity known as "cratering")[17][18] through the snow to their favorite food, a lichen known as reindeer moss. The knees of many species of reindeer are adapted to produce a clicking sound as they walk.[19]

So YES... true..
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:31 AM
Location: on top of a mountain
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well I can tell you from experience that Reindeer in Sweden tastes the same as Reindeer in Alaska!....but the Reindeer sausage in Alaska is better!
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:41 PM
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Yup! Males don't ask for directions, so when it comes to traveling females tend to fair better than us, males.

While I know that already, if I let my wife tell me directions when I am behind the wheel, she can get me quite confused. Nowadays what I do is to ask her to write a note that shows what store or place we are driving to, in order of precedence, so all she has to say is which place we are going to right now, and then the next place once we leave the first one. This seems to work
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Old 12-17-2011, 05:00 PM
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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I have a GPS but I can't find it.
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