This Is Why Everyone Hates Giraffes [Pic]

Submitted by: zmeace 6 years ago Funny

The a-holes of nature.
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Female 79
that`s in my biology book :o
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Female 400
That made me sad inside.
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Male 6,694
Hey. Help a brother out. Drop me a leaf every now and again.
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Male 89
If that giraffe wasn`t smart enough to go to a shorter tree then it deserves what it got.
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Female 5,222
XD
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Male 1,067
From what I could tell, everyone loves giraffes. Well I do ):
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Female 2,120
@dmonman
From what I`ve heard Lamarck was like DURP Giraffes had long necks and were like "dude, those trees is super tall yo" so then their necks were like woooooop over the generations and got really long. like what.
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Male 238
Blah blah blah blah evolution blah blah blah blah. blah blah blah blah.

I just wanted to join in the conversation. I added more relevant information to the argument than 90% of you.
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Female 1,604
I didn`t realize everyone hated Giraffes
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Male 11
@quick1dunkno
Because no two species can occupy the same ecological niche, the shorter giraffe would have to compete with one or more species to find other food...so no is the answer
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Male 151
Why do I always show up late to the flame wars?
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Male 605
@dmonman No, it`s not. Look at the comments and you`ll see why.
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Male 59
it`s A) lamarks theory, He beleived that their were giraffe`s with short and long necks, but because they`re food source was in tree`s therefore the short necked giraffes died off. Or something like that I had biology like 2 years ago.
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Male 99
ITS NOT A FREAKIN BABY GIRAFFE ITS ONE WITH A SHORT NECK IT DIE AND SO IT CANT REPRODUCE THERE FOR THE GENE OF HAVING A SHORT NECK DIES OUT

lol athiests make me laugh..
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Male 99
quite dumb theory.. wouldnt the shorter giraffes just find other food :/
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Male 2,988
Reminds me of a comedy bit by Eddie Izzard
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Male 1,164
I wonder where Opie is...
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Male 108
Giraffes...nature`s snobs. While most other grazing animals enjoy grass, these dicks gotta stick their noses up and eat leaves.
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Male 12,138
Giraffes clearly evolved to be dicks.
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Male 577
This picture was in an old textbook of mine and the correct answer is Lamarck.

Also, why do so many people think it`s a baby giraffe? It`s an adult with a short neck.
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Female 734
SIAFU!!!!
Siafu Ants (a.k.a the Driver ant or the Army ant)
The Siafu ants of W. Africa and the Congo have stingers but the reason why they`re notorious is because of their razor-sharp cutting mandibles.
The ants march in groups of millions, eating anything that moves,even elephants run from them. The term killer ant applies to this species simply because of the magnitude of the colony size,over 20 million individuals. They are so strong that you can tear the ant in two after it bit into your skin and its jaw will still be locked in position. This species is so deadly because the ants are virtually unstoppable. Anything that gets in the way is eaten to the bone. The columns are easy to avoid but sometimes the ants come across human homes, in which case the potential to kill becomes greater since they refuse to go around.
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Male 10,845
@Student Law

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Male 105
Funny @Student_Law
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Male 2,592
lmao @ Student_Law
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Male 5,413
I`ll go with F
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Male 181
Hey, if you`re smart enough to think outside the box...
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Male 296
Sigh. Really? A debate on the eating habits of giraffes and a cartoon?
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Male 1,010
@Thdot : Giraffes don`t normally pose like this on pictures - especially dravings. Mainly giraffes apply physical movement to their eating routine, which makes it impossible to get all the details in the picture correct - if not the following has happened: The shorter giraffe must have died from a very fast and sudden heart attack. You can tell by the fact that the larger giraffes are frozen in fear throughout the whole session, they haven`t even continued chewing their food in the next frames. The only way to explain the fact that the little giraffe turned into a skeleton within milliseconds must be because it was eaten by some mysterious piranha- ants faster then the blink of an eye. Case closed.
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Male 3,076
|-(
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Male 110
im going with e
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Male 605
@batmanners. No, I`m not wrong. Yes, your right about Darwin`s theory. answer a), however is LAMARCK`s theory which puts forward the idea of soft inheritance, which is the example I gave. The point of that question is asking the different theories of evolution. Wrong, I`m afraid, batmanners.
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Male 658
Giraffes don`t normally feed at their maximum height. They feed with their necks partially lowered. Therefore the shorter giraffe should have no problem reaching enough food in their normal habitat to avoid starvation. Obviously it died from some unknown cause other than starvation and the answer would be none of the above.
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Male 1,182
ITS NOT A FREAKIN BABY GIRAFFE ITS ONE WITH A SHORT NECK IT DIE AND SO IT CANT REPRODUCE THERE FOR THE GENE OF HAVING A SHORT NECK DIES OUT
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Male 15
the correct answer is B
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Male 319
Short people! Why are you?
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Female 1,095
people, that`s not a baby giraffe. if it were a baby giraffe then the-oh nvm.
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Male 541
The diagram clearly illustrates that the school has way too much money in the color printing budget.
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Male 2,419
i like how people assume that`s a baby giraffe, not a shorter/smaller giraffe
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Male 462
Well, i believe in darwinism, but this is kinda drated up, I mean all mothers should feed their kin, this is in a sense `off`. If it were an adult girrafe unable to reach the leaves, then perhaps hes naturally drated, but baby giraffes have to be able to grow, so yea this is a bad example. Im almost positive the mother giraffe wouldn`t have sat there and watched her baby die
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Male 476
That would be B. Darwin`s Theory of evolution. :)
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Female 582
I`m one of those Darwin worshipers, and even I think this was awesome.
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Male 3,745
so a giraffe is assumed to have a birth defect simply because its still only a child? or whatever you call young giraffes...
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Male 25,416
hardcore
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Female 1,515
@Batmanners er...mutations are random, they don`t occur to help an organism become better at living in it`s environment, as well, the quote you quoted was actually correct. That`s what Lamarck thought.
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Female 697
What a horrible illustration! That would never happen! So mean of the artist
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Male 7,585
darwin didnt say survival of the fittest
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Male 314
Yeah that`s Darwin`s theory, only the fittest survive

Lamarck on the other hand believed that the smaller giraffe`s neck would`ve eventually stretched so that he could eat and then reproduce, passing on that long neck trait
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Female 331
Why didn`t he just find a smaller tree?
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Male 311
@batmanners lol I see what you did there
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Male 4,004
"for a to be correct, the picture would have to suggest that the animal gradually stretched and strengthened their necks over time and passed that trait onto their offspring. Try again."

Wrong. Darwin is survival of the fittest. If you are unable to survive because you lack a trait that other have, you perish while others who have the trait go on to share their genetic material. It`s not about evolving to become better for your world, that`s mutation, not evolution.

Either way, God sucks for giving that Giraffe a short neck.
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Male 1,249
The answer is:

Sasha is a troll
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Male 7,585
wait, who are these giraffe haters?
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Male 605
@sashatheBrit
for a to be correct, the picture would have to suggest that the animal gradually stretched and strengthened their necks over time and passed that trait onto their offspring. Try again.
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Male 34
@SashaTheBrit
No, the answer is b.
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Male 605
@Cajun Fair point. Elephants and Giraffes don`t usually share the same habitat but it`s main point is the competition for food, and that giraffes eating average grazing heights usually share their food with multiple other animals.
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Male 422
@SashaTheBrit

False, this picture actually disproves Lamarcks`s theory. The answer is b.
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Male 1,627
same picture on my bio test
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Female 45
the answer is a.
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Male 10,845
@hatface


Well how often would giraffes encounter elephants anyway?
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Male 304
NOT everyone hates girafes


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Male 605
@SapphireHart Someone who agrees, thank you!
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Male 605
@Cajun247 That`s the “competing browsers hypothesis”. However, it`s been challenged by those who put forward the suggestion that giraffes do not spend enough time eating above the height of their competitors (2m) for such a trait to become apparent. Also, elephants frequently eat at the same height as giraffes (through pulling trees down)
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Female 470
This was my reaction before clicking:

"Everyone hates giraffes? I don`t hate giraffes; giraffes are only, like, the coolest animal on the face of the planet. I wish I was a giraffe!"

After clicking:

"...Oh. -_-"
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Male 493
This appeals to the kid in me.
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Female 412
Also @hatface I totally agree that sounds plausible. Tests have been done on birds showing that the longer the tail the greater the chance of a successful mating. This is true in peacocks. In terms of nature these larger tails are often a disadvantage, but because some of the males with larger tails have survived, it shows the peahens that they are strong and fit, therefore implying that if she mates with the peacocks with larger tails her offspring are likely to be stronger.

I could understand this being similar to what has happened in giraffes.
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Male 795
That is heartless. Can`t even pass a brotha a leaf or anything?
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Male 1,240
Better not let opie see this.
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Female 412
@CrakrJak Yes that is becuase Darwin and Lamarck`s theories are not exactly flawless :P

I would expect that giraffes got longer necks and so filled a different niche to the other shorter necked perissodactyla and cetartiodactyla in Africa, giving them less competetion and so more food!
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Male 10,845
@CrakrJak

Natural selection and evolution doesn`t happen overnight it takes millennia. Who knows what will happen their necks will become shorter. The most commonly accepted explanation is that giraffes don`t have to compete with many other quadrapeds because they can reach the canopy.
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Female 155
Giraffe`s are just trying to become as superior as they can. No-one`s gonna argue with a 20 storey tall giraffe. They are also frickin awesome.
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Male 270
It illustrates that Giraffes can`t share.
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Male 2,344
Secret Option F: Those damn Giraffes eat the same leaves for weeks.
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Male 605
@Crakrjak. While your statement is correct, the example of evolution singling out the giraffe that cannot reach the trees dying off may be false, a perpetuated myth. Many scientists believe that giraffe necks are more for fighting than eating. While the long neck helps in times of sacristy (your depiction of all of Africa having Just as low lying scrum is not really accurate), just like Rams and cattle contest though sparring with horns, young Girraffe`s practise sparing by hitting each others necks (as you`ll see in many youtube videos), as do males to contest mates. The heavier (and thus longer) the neck, the more chance of reproducing and the longer-necked offspring thrive. Your explanation doesn`t really hold water.
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Female 136
nooooo I love giraffes :(. there not evil they are just misunderstood. :/
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Male 5,194
Poorly constructed test question.
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Male 17,512
Actually if you go to Africa you will notice there are plenty of low hanging trees and brushes and grasses for quadrupeds to eat from. Smaller necked giraffes would not have died, as the natural selection depicted here suggests. That is why there are still various sizes of quadrupeds still in existence there.
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Male 20
OMG, that was in my Bio book last year!
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Male 1,548
Since he pointed it out, it`s actually c. Malthus` principles basically say that the assh*les are the ones that survive.
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Male 11,740
They are evil creatures and they all should die.
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Male 15,510
Survival of the fittest, so Darwin
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Male 53
You`d think they`d move because it smelled...
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Male 6,737
Or very rapid decomposition. The baby giraffe died and completely decomposed while it`s parents munched on the same ball of leaves.
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Male 807
Link: This Is Why Everyone Hates Giraffes [Pic] [Rate Link] - The a-holes of nature.
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