Nancy: Bet you didn’t know THIS.

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How did I not know this?!?

Did YOU know that giraffes have purple tongues?

I didn’t. So, of course, I had to look up the rest of this story and here it is: A giraffe’s tongue can appear purple, bluish or almost black in color due to the density of dark ‘melanin’ color pigments in the tongue.  The leading theory is that the melanin provides extra UV protection, preventing their delicate tongues from getting sunburned as they feed up high.

I learn something new every day. Hopefully you just did too.



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