Sometimes you don’t need to tweet a funny photo or video to go viral ‚ÄĒ all you need is a simple thought that everyone can get on board with.
This was exactly what happened with Kyle Brownlee over the weekend, when his simple (and undeniably correct) observation about unicorns was retweeted over 125,000 times.
how are unicorns fake but giraffes are real like what‚Äôs more believable a horse with a horn or a leopard-moose-camel with a 40 foot neck
‚ÄĒ Kyle Brownlee (@_kylebrownlee) July 14, 2018
Just look at the two creatures side-by-side:
Admit it: That giraffe looks just as striking as the unicorn.
What even are those nubs on giraffe heads anyway? I‚Äôve been calling them antennae but I feel like that‚Äôs really wrong.
‚ÄĒ Destiny Gartland (@destinygartland) July 14, 2018
They’re called ossicones!
‚ÄĒ ‚úŹ Andrewpologie ūüé® (@anthro_andrew) July 14, 2018
Alright. BUT WHAT ARE THEY FOR? LIKE JUST LIL NUBS EXISTING?
‚ÄĒ Caitlin (@BluryFacedfreak) July 15, 2018
Bull giraffes use them as weapons when fighting for mates
‚ÄĒ ‚úŹ Andrewpologie ūüé® (@anthro_andrew) July 15, 2018
In case you were wondering, both female and male giraffes have ossicones, according to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. When males fight each other ‚ÄĒ something known as “necking contests” ‚ÄĒ these nubs of cartilage allow them to hit harder.¬†
Eventually, other strange members of the animal kingdom were brought into the discussion.
Finally, there was this.
So there you have it. The next time someone tells you unicorns and dragons are absurd, just show them a picture of a giraffe.