It’s Friday again, but this Friday is a bit different to most since it’s Christmas Day, so a hearty Merry Christmas to you all!
Just because it’s Christmas I see no reason to miss a mystery object, although this one is a bit more festive than usual:
Can you tell what’s under the wrapping paper?
As usual, pop your answers and any questions below in the comments section and I will endeavour to provide clues if they’re needed.
It’s a cracker!
Merry christmas to you and Mel!
Ok, as I am stuck in the kitchen for a bit, I will hazard a guess as to what it isn’t.
It isn’t a Rein (and I’m not saying Reindeer seeing as Ed Yong has reminded us that Rein actually means Reindeer).
Back in a bit. Hopefully Ian won’t have got it by then, hehehe 😉
IS it a species you would find in the UK? Is it a Roe deer?
As you can tell by me whiting-out the answer, you’re spot on. As usual.
Hope you had a great Christmas – maybe see you around at New Year, since we’re in Leeds for a couple of days.
Oh, I would have loved to have caught up with you in Leeds at New Year, but I think I’m going to be up in the Lakes.
…but worry not, I shall catch up with you guys very soon 😉
…once I’ve recovered from my coma-inducing gluttony!
Did you know your How Reindeers Fly bit of fun is on How Stuff Works?
Your bit is actually on the third page:
Oh, I recall reading about that Reindeer wings calculation when it popped up in the Leeds University Reporter. So that was you? How funny.
It was a 5 minute back-of-an-envelope calculation because I was asked to do it by someone in the press office. Real silly season stuff that snowballed.