Presenting Outside/In: Why Antlers Are Freaking Amazing
This week we’re featuring an episode of Outside/In from New Hampshire Public Radio. It’s a podcast about the natural world and how we use it.
Whether you grow them, collect them or grind them up and swallow them, antlers are one of the most astonishing sets of bones. Its tissue is the fastest growing animal tissue on the planet. It grows faster than a human embryo, even faster than a cluster of cancer cells. On a hot summer day, some people say antlers can grow as much as one inch per day. And buried inside them is a cocktail of nutrients that both animals and humans are itching to get their paws on.
Credits for Outside/In:
Hosts: Jessica Hunt and Taylor Quimby
Executive Producer: Rebecca Lavoei
Editors: Taylor Quimby, Rebecca Lavoei, Felix Poon, Nate Hegyi
Music: Breakmaster Cylinder, Arthur Benson, Claude Signet