Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

You may not realize this, but “us SciBlings” do occasionally talk to each other behind the scenes, and one thing that we like to talk about is .. you! One of my commenters on the previous thread wrote something that has made me laugh most of the evening, so I shared this comment with my fellow SciBlings and they loved it too. So now, inspired by my anonymous commenter, two of us are having a little contest.

What do you think Noah’s Ark looked like with six (or is it eleven?) species of giraffes on board? Please show us in a picture because as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Plus, you all know how much I love graphics, and so I will proudly display these images on my blog, along with a link back to your blog, your priest’s email or, heck, even your church’s phone number. (Okay, I’ll just post the link to the image if you insist on not allowing me to show it on my blog, boohoo). Feel free to make it a LOLgiraffe picture if that’s what floats your er, boat (pun intended). Post the links in the comments here or on the giraffe entry and we’ll highlight them and decide on the winners after the holidays. I am sure there will be a prize of some sort involved, even if I have to dip into my book collection to make it so (and if you have any idea about the size and quality of my book collection, you’ll be jumping at this opportunity).

Comments

  1. #1 The Ridger
    December 22, 2007

    Ummm. I can’t do graphics worth beans, but I thought I’d point out that there would have to be seven pairs of each species, giraffes being clean animals…

  2. #2 Anon
    December 22, 2007

    Oh Noes!

    You guys know my sooper sekrit identity?

    I can’t do graphics either–I imagine a giraffe looking at the 6 (or 13, or 20…) other giraffes and saying “I can has lozenge?”

  3. #3 Another Kevin
    December 22, 2007

    My goodness, giraffes are clean. I’d never have imagined it. (Camels, for instance, have a split hoof, but are still unclean because Leviticus says they lack one.)

    More on the kashrut of giraffes at

    http://www.zootorah.com/essays/unicorn.html

  4. #4 L Zoel
    December 23, 2007

    Obviously, there were 7 giraffes on the ark because giraffes are a clean animal (as has been pointed out) and the 6 (11?) species that currently exist diverged from the original giraffe species that Noah brought with him on the ark somewhere between the flood and current times.

    And, of course, a complementary picture

    http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/6734/giraffesff4.png

  5. #5 Rich Stage
    December 23, 2007

    Obviously, there were 7 giraffes on the ark because giraffes are a clean animal

    That would be 7 pairs of giraffes.

    Picture it:

    112 feet (on average) of long, sumptuous giraffe neck.

    I’m glad I have absolutely no artistic ability. It might get creepy. Perhaps it already did.

    (I came here from PZ’s site. I think it’s time I went back.)

  6. #6 Cuttlefish
    December 23, 2007

    Ok, the meter is not perfect, but it isn’t in the original either…
    (to the tune of “the unicorn song”)

    A long time ago, if you check the graphs,
    There were more kinds of animals, and that’s just giraffes!
    They played around with brontosaurs, and even T. rex,
    And don’t you forget that they had long necks.

    There were six giraffe species, or maybe more
    A much different story than we thought before
    As many as eleven, so there’d better be space
    Or wise old Noah is a big disgrace.

    When God said to Noah “time to make me an ark”
    The animals lined up for the chance to embark
    The cats, and rats, and elephants, two by twos
    Heard the astounding news:

    There were six giraffe species, or maybe more
    A much different story than we thought before
    As many as eleven, so there’d better be space
    Or wise old Noah is a big disgrace.

    Old Noah was puzzled–he’d planned for just two–
    But now there were many; so, what should he do?
    He looked at his list, to check who stays and goes
    And just what do you suppose?

    There were six giraffe species, or maybe more
    A much different story than he thought before
    As many as eleven, so there’d better be space
    Or wise old Noah is a big disgrace.

    You remember the song; you remember it claims
    That the unicorns were hiding, playing silly games
    The truth is that God has incompetent staff,
    And each one thought “a giraffe’s a giraffe”

    But no, there were six giraffe species, or maybe more
    A much different story than we thought before
    As many as eleven, so there’d better be space
    Or that pinhead Noah is a big disgrace.

    The unicorns were there–You could hear their laughs–
    But the trick is, they got there behind the giraffes!
    Old Noah screwed up, and someone had to pay….
    And that’s why you’ll never see a Unicorn, to this very day.

    You’ll see six giraffe species, or maybe more
    A much different story than we thought before
    As many as eleven, so there had to be space
    And old man Noah is a big disgrace.

    http://digitalcuttlefish.blogspot.com/2007/12/giraffe-song-not-unicorn-song.html

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