Congratulations, Get Back To Work: Scientists Find Rudolph The Red-Nosed Blood Vessel

December 23, 2010


Because scientists don't really have anything better to do than look at pictures of things and conjecture what other things they look like (do clouds next!), a group has recently discovered Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer's likeness in a brain blood vessel. Remind me again how this is gonna cure cancer?

Researchers at Newcastle University were studying the inner workings of neurons in the hippocampal region of the brain and when they looked at the image they were stunned by the find.

The picture looks like a reindeer with antlers flying through the starry sky. Even its eye and tail are visible.

The blob for a nose happened by chance when the experts were labelling the image. They then overexposed the image to make it show up red.

"We got distracted from the science at that point and had a bit of fun with the pictures of Rudolph instead.

"It may not be very valuable scientifically but it looks nice on the eye."

You know what else looks good on the eye? Flies. Just kidding, that's disgusting and I don't even know why I said it. But seriously, you know what I found most surprising about this image? That the brain researchers that took it still have jobs. TELEKINESIS OR GTFO!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer image found in brain blood vessel [mirror]

Thanks to Rodney, who fell off his bike in the rain and skinned his knee in the shape of the Easter Bunny. But did you hear him making a big stink about it? No. He was too busy crying and developing a complex because his mom yelled at him for wrecking his bike. Wow, that got depressing fast.

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