One of the questions of old regarding giraffes are, do they sleep standing up or lying down. The answer is a complicated yet simple one, very similar to that of the chicken and the egg.
Some say they sleep whilst going about their daily business...others say they dont sleep at all...others, lying down and others standing up. So which is it?
OK so its not a question of old...just me rambling on and on not knowing the non complicated answer to the question.
So here it is. Rather interresting.
Anyone who’s pulled an all-nighter(or simply stayed up a little too long past his or her bedtime on a school night)is well aware of just how much sleep we need to function well(and how even a small deficit can throw us off our game). For reasons we still don’t really understand, our brains seem to need a lot of time to reboot.
But in the wild, animals’ sleep patterns have evolved along different lines. For them, sleep comes at a steeper price(one that must have affected our distant ancestors, too): vulnerability. Even successful predators don’t sleep the way humans do—deeply, essentially undefended, and at one long stretch. Lions, the apex land predator in Africa, rest up to 20 hours a day, but there’s a reason we call short, easily-interrupted rests “cat naps”; cats are ready to spring to action much more quickly upon waking than you or I.
Giraffes, though, may be the strangest sleepers in the Serengeti. As babies, they lay down with their legs tucked beneath their bodies(lowering themselves to the ground is a serious process)and rest their heads…on their rumps. Apparently, they’re their own best pillows!
Adult giraffes occasionally sleep like this, too, but rarely for more than a few minutes at a time. In fact, they almost never sleep for longer than five minutes at astretch
Table Mountain and it's city lights.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” - Leonardo Da Vinci
Cat Aesthetic, semi silhouetic, Artsy vibe
This is Steve.
Steve is a acrobatic cat like creature. He likes to spend his time sleeping, clowning about and do all sorts of things cats like to do.
As you can see, he's current vibe is less clowny and more sleepy😕
The simplicity of the big and small things.
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@saidthewhale - this city's a mess
From the mountains above to the valleys below.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step.
Some Tunes for Today
wishlight - indie rock compolation (find it on youtube)
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
A friend and I exploring the lower shelf of Table Mountain.
Lions Head making in the distance!
Some good Tunes
@switchfoot - restless and
@foofighters - monkey wrench
One of Africas remarable beasts, the giraffe.
A giraffe heart can weigh approximately 11kg and this is the biggest of any land mammal. It can pump 60 litres of blood around its body every minute at a blood pressure twice that of an average human.
Soundtrack for today - Beautiful Cinematic Orchestral Mix (found on youtube)
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My bro rocking it out in the bushveld of South Africa.
@pod - going in blind and some overtones of
For always trying their best in this society of the unjust and corrupt!
A soft blowing wind, the salty air, a safe haven...anything could happen and everything is possible...it is a new beginning. An arrival and departure all at the same time. This is your life, are you who you want to be?
@switchfoot - dare you to move
A boy is given a horse on his 14th birthday. Everyone in the village says, “Oh how wonderful.” But a Zen master who lives in the village says, “We'll see.” 'The boy falls off the horse and breaks his foot. Everyone in the village says, “Oh how awful.” The Zen master says, “We'll see.” The village is thrown into war and all the young men have to go to war. But, because of the broken foot, the boy stays behind. Everyone says, “Oh, how wonderful.” The Zen master says, “We'll see.”
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.
All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
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Love this qoute!
The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. “You may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. You may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate, nor establish love. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.