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FlipFact of the Day: Did you know that giraffes have the same number of neck bones we do?

This is no tall tale – both giraffes and humans have seven neck vertebrae. The difference is that in our long-necked friends, their neck bones can reach up to 10 inches (roughly 25 cm) in length!

Learn more about giraffes’ necks (and how they manage to be so flexible) by reading this.

Today’s Science History Milestone: On July 8, 1947, an “erroneous” report from the Roswell Army Air Field about the recovery of a mysterious “flying disc” (later revealed by the military to be a weather balloon) became the catalyst for what has been called “the world’s most famous, most exhaustively investigated, and most thoroughly debunked UFO claim.”

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Image: San Diego Zoo


  • https://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/giraffe-neck.htm

Author: Mikael Angelo Francisco

Bitten by the science writing bug, Mikael has years of writing and editorial experience under his belt. As the editor-in-chief of FlipScience, Mikael has sworn to help make science more fun and interesting for geeky readers and casual audiences alike.