Thursday, July 1, 2010

Q: How long is a giraffe's tongue?

And why would I even know the answer to that question?

You see, we are in elementary school.  And every day is a great day in school because we learn the most interesting and mundane and useful and unuseful facts.  Facts that will remain with us forever.  Or, possibly forgotten within a few hours, days or weeks. 

Like Johnny Appleseed's Birthday.  He celebrates on September 26th... but for the life of me, I cannot remember HOW OLD HE IS !!

However, I believe we will always remember the Giraffe Tongue Fact.  We have an art project that replicates a giraffe's tongue!  Very attractive and entertaining!

A:  A Giraffe's Tongue is 18 inches long. 

As we were outdoors, tending to our garden, we discovered our first hidden CUCUMBER.  My oldest daughter was amazed at its size and glory!  She ran inside to find a tape measure.  She returned to measure the newly picked cucumber and announced,


So, that is how we now measure our cucumbers - in relation to a giraffe's tongue.  We will always remember that little tiny piece of trivia!  Thank you, Mrs. P. for teaching us about giraffe's tongues!

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