Cory Doctorow at 1:31 pm Thu, Jun 14, 2012
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Ah, the infinite surreal comedic potential of a giraffe in a swimming pool
There she was. Long legs, long neck and all she wanted to do was swim. (imgur.com)
(via Super Punch)
Ah, reminds me of this Robot Chicken episode…
Stages of Grief – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Z3lmidmrY
I’m going to guess, since they don’t make swim diapers in Giraffe sizes, that that pool is going to need a couple of rounds of shock treatment.
That’s not swimming. That would be ‘wading’.
NSFW! The headline didn’t mention the giraffe would be topless.
Just topless? It looks like she’s skinny dipping!
Ya call this a “deep end”?
There is a giraffe in the swimming pool. Your argument is invalid.
My luggage is full of eels.
Ah yes, that’s Fairfax Station to Axtley. The next bus should be around in fifteen minutes. Two streets down on your left.
Very nice. That pic made my day. You go Giraffe.
Am I the only one who is concerned for that poor things legs once it decides that all it wants to do is exit some backyard pool? I mean they shoot horses don’t they?
As Darren Naish notes, the ability of giraffes to swim, wade, ford rivers, etc., has been debated, studied, and modeled.
Now I have a sad that Darren’s original giraffe-swimming post scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2010/06/giraffe_flotation_dynamics.php was lost when Tetrapod Zoology shifted to SciAm — and it had previously blocked access from the Wayback Machine, so lost posts are lost.
Testing the flotation dynamics and swimming abilities of giraffes by way of computational analysis : Tetrapod Zoology
Where can I go to swim with the giraffes?
I would like video of this, please.
Giraffes swimming everywhere
The danger to the giraffe is minimal… assuming of course, he waited 20 minutes after eating.
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