Poetry Break: Things that I wonder about...
I have a question that somebody out there might be able to answer. Let me introduce it this way:
On a smooth granite stone
Sat a frog all alone
And queried a by-bustling fly:
"Should a big bull giraffe
Raise its head, snort, and laugh
When the lightning comes crashing nearby?"
Though the fly paused in flight --
A superlative sight! --
It impatiently gave this reply:
"On requests to tempt fate,
I'd prefer less debate --
Ask giraffes why they're dying to fry!"
(Horace Jeffery Hodges, Copyright 1991)
My question: How have giraffes, the tallest creatures on the African savannah, managed to survive electrical storms?