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Date: 02/04/11 03:02 PM

83 Responses to This Is Why Everyone Hates Giraffes [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of zmeace
    zmeace Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    Link: This Is Why Everyone Hates Giraffes - The a-holes of nature.
  2. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    Or very rapid decomposition. The baby giraffe died and completely decomposed while it`s parents munched on the same ball of leaves.
  3. Profile photo of UrusaiBaka
    UrusaiBaka Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:06 pm
    You`d think they`d move because it smelled...
  4. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:07 pm
    Survival of the fittest, so Darwin
  5. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm
    They are evil creatures and they all should die.
  6. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm
    Since he pointed it out, it`s actually c. Malthus` principles basically say that the assh*les are the ones that survive.
  7. Profile photo of razr
    razr Male 13-17
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    OMG, that was in my Bio book last year!
  8. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:18 pm
    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.
  9. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:23 pm
    Poorly constructed test question.
  10. Profile photo of liklepip
    liklepip Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    nooooo I love giraffes :(. there not evil they are just misunderstood. :/
  11. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:33 pm
    @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.
  12. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    Secret Option F: Those damn Giraffes eat the same leaves for weeks.
  13. Profile photo of Turf_Moor
    Turf_Moor Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    It illustrates that Giraffes can`t share.
  14. Profile photo of alliknow
    alliknow Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    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.
  15. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    @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.
  16. Profile photo of SapphireHart
    SapphireHart Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm
    @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!
  17. Profile photo of fabarati
    fabarati Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    Better not let opie see this.
  18. Profile photo of MrTwidget
    MrTwidget Male 30-39
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    That is heartless. Can`t even pass a brotha a leaf or anything?
  19. Profile photo of SapphireHart
    SapphireHart Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    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.
  20. Profile photo of Matholameu
    Matholameu Male 70 & Over
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    This appeals to the kid in me.
  21. Profile photo of penguinazul
    penguinazul Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    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. -_-"
  22. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    @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)
  23. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:57 pm
    @SapphireHart Someone who agrees, thank you!
  24. Profile photo of FromPortugal
    FromPortugal Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 3:57 pm
    NOT everyone hates girafes


  25. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm
    @hatface


    Well how often would giraffes encounter elephants anyway?
  26. Profile photo of SashaTheBrit
    SashaTheBrit Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    the answer is a.
  27. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    same picture on my bio test
  28. Profile photo of Lblaxplaya20
    Lblaxplaya20 Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm
    @SashaTheBrit

    False, this picture actually disproves Lamarcks`s theory. The answer is b.
  29. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm
    @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.
  30. Profile photo of xplode
    xplode Male 13-17
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    February 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm
    @SashaTheBrit
    No, the answer is b.
  31. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 4:41 pm
    @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.
  32. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 4:46 pm
    wait, who are these giraffe haters?
  33. Profile photo of CaptainPabst
    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 5:35 pm
    The answer is:

    Sasha is a troll
  34. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 5:41 pm
    "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.
  35. Profile photo of HumboldtPie
    HumboldtPie Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 5:52 pm
    @batmanners lol I see what you did there
  36. Profile photo of starshimmer
    starshimmer Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 5:54 pm
    Why didn`t he just find a smaller tree?
  37. Profile photo of jib
    jib Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 6:02 pm
    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
  38. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 6:24 pm
    darwin didnt say survival of the fittest
  39. Profile photo of Neko_Sik
    Neko_Sik Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 6:36 pm
    What a horrible illustration! That would never happen! So mean of the artist
  40. Profile photo of inaria
    inaria Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 6:41 pm
    @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.
  41. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 4, 2011 at 7:07 pm
    hardcore
  42. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 7:14 pm
    so a giraffe is assumed to have a birth defect simply because its still only a child? or whatever you call young giraffes...
  43. Profile photo of obhwfgirl
    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 8:12 pm
    I`m one of those Darwin worshipers, and even I think this was awesome.
  44. Profile photo of yagovaggo
    yagovaggo Male 30-39
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    February 4, 2011 at 8:16 pm
    That would be B. Darwin`s Theory of evolution. :)
  45. Profile photo of Theyoyoguy
    Theyoyoguy Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 8:23 pm
    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
  46. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 8:27 pm
    i like how people assume that`s a baby giraffe, not a shorter/smaller giraffe
  47. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 9:17 pm
    people, that`s not a baby giraffe. if it were a baby giraffe then the-oh nvm.
  48. Profile photo of Zach82
    Zach82 Male 30-39
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    February 4, 2011 at 9:26 pm
    Short people! Why are you?
  49. Profile photo of zakattack47
    zakattack47 Male 13-17
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    February 4, 2011 at 10:03 pm
    the correct answer is B
  50. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2011 at 10:40 pm
    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
  51. Profile photo of Thdot
    Thdot Male 30-39
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    February 4, 2011 at 10:47 pm
    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.
  52. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2011 at 12:57 am
    @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.
  53. Profile photo of duderlydude
    duderlydude Male 30-39
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    February 5, 2011 at 1:34 am
    im going with e
  54. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2011 at 4:05 am
    |-(
  55. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    February 5, 2011 at 4:14 am
    @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.
  56. Profile photo of skaterboy17
    skaterboy17 Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2011 at 4:56 am
    Sigh. Really? A debate on the eating habits of giraffes and a cartoon?
  57. Profile photo of WeirdMN
    WeirdMN Male 30-39
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    February 5, 2011 at 6:47 am
    Hey, if you`re smart enough to think outside the box...
  58. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2011 at 7:45 am
    I`ll go with F
  59. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
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    February 5, 2011 at 8:26 am
    lmao @ Student_Law
  60. Profile photo of CadillacJack
    CadillacJack Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2011 at 8:27 am
    Funny @Student_Law
  61. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2011 at 9:29 am
    @Student Law

  62. Profile photo of Willowwatch
    Willowwatch Female 30-39
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    February 5, 2011 at 9:30 am
    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.
  63. Profile photo of bram
    bram Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2011 at 10:23 am
    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.
  64. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    February 5, 2011 at 10:42 am
    Giraffes clearly evolved to be dicks.
  65. Profile photo of Boredhero78
    Boredhero78 Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2011 at 11:59 am
    Giraffes...nature`s snobs. While most other grazing animals enjoy grass, these dicks gotta stick their noses up and eat leaves.
  66. Profile photo of Linkenberger
    Linkenberger Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    I wonder where Opie is...
  67. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    Reminds me of a comedy bit by Eddie Izzard
  68. Profile photo of quick1dunkno
    quick1dunkno Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    quite dumb theory.. wouldnt the shorter giraffes just find other food :/
  69. Profile photo of quick1dunkno
    quick1dunkno Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    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..
  70. Profile photo of dmonman
    dmonman Male 13-17
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    February 5, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    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.
  71. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2011 at 2:24 pm
    @dmonman No, it`s not. Look at the comments and you`ll see why.
  72. Profile photo of SuperOnion
    SuperOnion Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm
    Why do I always show up late to the flame wars?
  73. Profile photo of MrHouse
    MrHouse Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2011 at 6:23 pm
    @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
  74. Profile photo of CoffeeDiiva
    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    February 5, 2011 at 6:37 pm
    I didn`t realize everyone hated Giraffes
  75. Profile photo of jde824
    jde824 Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2011 at 7:50 pm
    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.
  76. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    February 5, 2011 at 7:51 pm
    @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.
  77. Profile photo of paddyt07
    paddyt07 Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2011 at 2:12 am
    From what I could tell, everyone loves giraffes. Well I do ):
  78. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    February 6, 2011 at 6:14 pm
    XD
  79. Profile photo of SonicWolf
    SonicWolf Male 13-17
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    February 7, 2011 at 12:46 am
    If that giraffe wasn`t smart enough to go to a shorter tree then it deserves what it got.
  80. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2011 at 7:43 am
    Hey. Help a brother out. Drop me a leaf every now and again.
  81. Profile photo of zekumi
    zekumi Female 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 3:06 pm
    That made me sad inside.
  82. Profile photo of hahahahahano
    hahahahahano Female 13-17
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    February 10, 2011 at 8:05 pm
    that`s in my biology book :o

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