Did you know that the heart of a giraffe can weigh up to 10 kilograms (22lb)?

Did you know that the word for giraffe in the Sango language, which is spoken in the Central African Republic, is kôlo? Or that it is girafă in Romanian and tn̂g-ām-lo̍k in Min Nan (did you know that Min Nan was a language?).

Did you know that there is a website where you can submit your own drawings/sculptures/pastries/anything-in-the-form-of-a-giraffe-as-long-as-you-made-it-yourself-and-not-by-use-of-a-computer?

These, and other giraffe related issues are what make up the “giraffability” part of this blog. Giraffes have been following me around for years, and while I have an idea when and how it started, I do not have any inkling when or how it might end. As giraffes continue to make my life difficult (though cheerfully so), I have officially become the “crazy giraffe lady”. I may have to actually keep one in my apartment (a live one, as opposed to the posters, coffee mugs, figurines, post cards, bed sheets, chop sticks and pencil cases I already have).

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