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By listening to Christmas music, most people know about Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. Everyone knows other reindeer made fun of him because of his funny red nose. So why did his nose turn red? Until now, no one has offered an official explanation—until now. The New Republic website offers a comical approach to clarify a few possibilities.

Reindeer survive in harsh climates and share brutal winters with nasty parasites and worms. The Red nose could be nothing more than a bunch of parasites huddled together to keep warm. Rudolph might also have a drinking problem. Alcoholics often have red noses because alcohol is known to dilate the tiny blood vessels in the nose For instance, do a Google search on late comedian W.C. Fields. His nose was almost as red as Rudolph’s.

Rudolph could also be experiencing too much LSD or Viagara, which caused him to experience the flushed face look often experienced by people using drugs. It could also be allergies or a cold making Rudolph’s nose glow so brightly. To find out more about science trying to explain a reindeer with a red nose, read the entire article at the New Republic website.

Marc Hoover is a freelance writer and author of two books “You Need a Cellmate, Not a Soulmate” and “21 Things you Gotta Know About the NFL.” Click on the links to buy his books or contact him about this story or anything else at augustlake@fuse.net. Marc also has a website for family members to write messages to their deceased loved ones. Visit Letters Beyond Heaven to either share or read personal letters to beloved family members and friends.

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