A couple of scientists have now determined why hobbits and elves usually win over orcs, even when they are severely outnumbered. The good guys’ secret weapon? Vitamin D.
- ScienceShot: Why Hobbits Always Win
- The Medical Journal of Australia: The hobbit – an unexpected deficiency
This is of course a tongue-in-cheek statement. Being both a fantasy nerd and a Vitamin D nerd I find it quite funny.
However, imagine if it weren’t fantasy literature that was examined, but real history – perhaps the result would have been the same? What do you think?