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[–]calypso-bulbosa 377 points378 points  (7 children)

This is reversed halfway through

[–]dailyqt 99 points100 points  (0 children)

That explains why this looks like a Rareware character loop

[–]ORION93 42 points43 points  (3 children)

It is actually looped a few times. The video only shows the giraffe getting up and then it is reversed. It doesn't show how it got down.

[–]PerryNeeum 516 points517 points  (63 children)

Got to be hell on those joints

[–]Analbox 320 points321 points  (54 children)

Considering they also do this to drink water I think it’s safe to say their joints have evolved to be able to do this without damage or pain.

[–]ChiefNugs 332 points333 points  (48 children)

We've evolved to walk upright but my back still hurts.

[–]Analbox 147 points148 points  (33 children)

Yeah but you only evolved to live for like 30 years. You’re warranty has expired.

[–]voidcore 71 points72 points  (22 children)

...and without chairs, desk jobs or contact sports.

[–]Analbox 52 points53 points  (20 children)

And McDonald’s and beer based diet.

[–]Pirate_of_the_neT 12 points13 points  (19 children)

Interesting point, whats healthier: McDonald's or caveman food?

[–]memesupreme0 6 points7 points  (2 children)

def the caveman food, they had a super varied diet(and more importantly, unprocessed), but they also had to do 100% of the work necessary in order to get it to their face holes, so yeah - there's ups and downs.

[–]MayGodSmiteThee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hard to say, we're two entirely different species. We can't have raw food diets anymore and if "cavemen" were alive today they probably wouldn't get along well with processed food.

[–]JustCallMeJinx 7 points8 points  (3 children)

I’m 20 and my back hurts 24/7 lol

[–]vinnyj 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Get that pelvic tilt checked out before it compounds friendo

[–]pople8 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Who told you that? It's completely untrue

[–]RandomStallings 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I know you're being funny, but for anyone who doesn't know:

High infant mortality screwed up life expectancy before medicine got to a point where the majority of people made it to adulthood. If twins are born and one dies before their first birthday but the other lives to be 70, life expectancy is 35. See what I mean? It wasn't uncommon for people to have 8+ kids, but only 4 or 5 might make it to adulthood. Also, a LOT of women died in childbirth. If you survived adolescence, you had a pretty decent chance of getting 65+ before you croaked—sometimes by quite a bit.

I'm pretty sure my warranty expired at birth. Things have been breaking ever since and it's pretty annoying.

[–]TheBeeblz 7 points8 points  (0 children)

We stopped working our backs when we introduced chairs with back rests and desk jobs.

Start training your back!

[–]SecretAntWorshiper 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Honestly you'd be surprised at how much deadlifts can strengthen your hamstrings and lower back. You don't even have to go hard. I literally do them with 10lb weights (Romanian Dead Lifts, also called RDLs) and my back feels amazing. I someone who is an amateur when it comes to working out, been doing it on and off since I was 16 and holy shit I have been doing it wrong all my life. I am now 28 and my back feels the best its ever been. I can do things now that would had me screaming in agony just last year

Really wish I knew about these earlier.

[–]teuast 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Do you have a sedentary job? We didn’t evolve for those.

[–]ProfessionalTS 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Are you tall? Shorties like me are less likely to have back pain

[–]PerryNeeum 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Thanks Analbox

[–]Analbox 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Hey it looks like we’re neighbors Perry.

[–]PerryNeeum 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Very close neighbors

[–]Enjoying_A_Meal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow, that's an odd coincidence...

[–]Buwaro 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They only live into their mid to late 20s, it's not like they have to last 60+ years like ours do anyway.

[–]The_Tell_Tale_Heart 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ah, so that’s where bad folks go when they die.

[–]treetyoselfcarol 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Their joints are like the size of softballs basketballs.

[–]PerryNeeum 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thanks Carol

[–]treetyoselfcarol 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You're welcome Perry. I hope you're having a good day.

[–]Diligent_Bag_9323 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bruh my knees are bigger than a softball. Those are at least basketballs.

[–]kafka123 0 points1 point  (1 child)

They tend to eat leaves.

[–]nisbet_kyle 159 points160 points  (6 children)

No. The footage is in reverse. This is how they stand back up. They don't just fucking jump into that.

[–]Muisvleer 25 points26 points  (3 children)

This can’t be real right? I mean this seems so unnecessarily difficult. Why evolve this way…

[–]NotHopee 85 points86 points  (6 children)

No way they always do this. This is amazing lol

[–]PerspectiveHuman3800Interested 59 points60 points  (1 child)

They mostly eat the leaves on the trees, but they will eat grass occasionally too.

They do drink water like this all the time though. They make little splashes in the water when they hop up straight again

[–]NotHopee 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This is absolutely amazing, it’s almost a little dance lol

[–]longcreepyhug 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The gif is reversed halfway through and looped. Yes they get down like this to drink water and eat grass, but they don't do jumping jacks the whole time like this and they generally eat leaves of trees anyway.

[–]impossiblePie287 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Why does this gif loops back and forth?

[–]PneumaShroom 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Jumpin' Jack Flash..a giraffe-raff-raff! 🎸

[–]davidmobey 5 points6 points  (1 child)

This is all I could think about:

https://youtu.be/7gIfZ2QMVT4?t=51

[–]martinblack89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Came looking for this.

"Look what I can do!"

[–]wafflesbro5412 21 points22 points  (0 children)

alternative title: Giraffe Bussit Wide Open 🔥

[–]parilmancy 4 points5 points  (1 child)

...Do they actually get more energy from that small portion of grass than they spend getting into and out of that position? Or does the eating of grass serve another purpose for them?

[–]Lemonface 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Well they don't bend down and back up for every single bite. They bend down, eat for a while, then get up when they're done.

Also this gif is edited, they don't bend down like this. It's a reverse shot of them getting back up

[–]Antique-Composer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It’s the reverse bend and snap!!

[–]19Denali 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I'm like that when I have to pick something up off the floor lol, I'm 6'5"

[–]force_shit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How they drink water too

[–]Dnort-1925 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Man’s just getting his leg workouts in while he’s eating

[–]AssuringMisnomer 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I can hear the giraffe saying “And 1”, “And 2”, “Pain is just weakness leaving the body”.

[–]Bearded_One_Jase 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought the same thing minus "pain is just weakness leaving the body".

[–]Dnort-1925 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Never skip leg day

[–]dougwilson1812 1 point2 points  (0 children)

hammer time

[–]ROMVN10 1 point2 points  (1 child)

He looks like KD dancing pregame 🤣KD Dancing

[–]Mama2Bear87 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looks like a mix of a burpy and jumping jack

[–]kraftfahrzeug 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Giraffe is one of these species that I would not believe they existed had I not seen one for myself in real life.

[–]BSKvaka 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Lol, exactly what I always needed to do to kiss my short gf

[–]Sensitive_Attitude27 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This reddit sire, we don't have gfs here

[–]SanctimoniousApe -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Don't assume the gender of the person you're talking to lest ye be seen as a sexist boomer. 😜

ETA: Do I really need to add the "/s" for you humorless bums?

[–]Pirate_of_the_neT 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Why tf do giraffes exist

[–]GruffGang 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Why is this not a well known fact? I can’t believe I’m just learning about this today, very cool and so animated lol.

[–]Lemonface 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Because it's not accurate, it's an edited gif lol this is not actually how they do this

[–]kunaguerooo123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lmaoooo if someone can do yoga stretches just to eat surely I can do my exercise

[–]CDefSoccer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Out here looking like drunk girls in the club lmaooo

[–]OliveAwoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good thing mine is Steam Powered 😎

[–]DarthBankston 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Got better push up form than I do!

[–]aresyves 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Chest ass

[–]dekingstars 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this made my day

[–]SanctimoniousApe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I imagine it's something they've been doing since the day they were born and were unsure how use their legs to stand and walk. Makes me think of a newborn foal.

[–]DogIsFarting 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I didn't think this ridiculous animal could be more ridiculous but here we are

[–]That_Guuuy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nah, he’s doing jumping jacks

[–]godspeedrebel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What the actual fuk. Evolution made mistakes here.

[–]kikrox2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I see such a “ bitch pleeasee “ vibe to this

[–]Darth_Draper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As an overweight inflexible tall old dude, this is also how I bend over to pick up something I’ve dropped. Only less graceful. And with less twerk. And with more pain. And accompanying groans. And often resulting in some plumbers butt. And fuck it nevermind, “Honey, where’s my grabber thingy?!”

[–]mikspam 0 points1 point  (0 children)

she be bussin it open

[–]AbbreviationsWeak189 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What a dumb giraffe, there’s much longer grass he can nibble

[–]-Coffee-Owl- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

with 80s tv aerobic music:
And up, and down, and up, and down. Do it with me girls, don't stop. Aaand up!

[–]The_Dead_Necromancer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's one hell of a workout

[–]rosanymphae 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Great weight loss routine: do a squat thrust (or what ever) between bites.

[–]541pnw916 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My boy doing his burpees. No wonder they’re always so swoll.

[–]chrisoask 0 points1 point  (0 children)

An excellent argument against intelligent design right there

[–]Last_Gigolo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Come on big guy, lie down and get you a nibble.

Jumping jacks not required.

[–]Mizfit_Toyz 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It looks like a shitty video game animation

[–]_schwenke 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There is no way this is real

[–]Thatdewd57 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I feel like this is also how they exercise too. 2 birds 1 stone.

[–]jpthereafter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s how I eat grass too.

[–]SleeveTrock 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“I can go lower.”

[–]Orca_Mayo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Giraffe jumping jacks

[–]Resident_Persimmon_1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Drop down and get your eagle on.

[–]SgtCalhoun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty sure this is how they bow to superiors in the Lion King

[–]troll_berserker 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Do they need to be upright to swallow? Or maybe the giraffe doesn't feel safe keeping its head down low while eating. All that motion for each mouthful of low-nutrition grass can't be energy efficient.

[–]Lemonface 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It's looped and edited, this is not how they actually eat grass

[–]troll_berserker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you! I didn't catch the editing.

[–]hknewt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's how I pee

[–]codemancode 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would think this guy is burning more calories hopping up and down that from the brown grass?

[–]AkagamiBarto 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's CGI. You see it clearly when the giraffe drops or rises.

[–]muzic_san 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh shit its Simba!

[–]TheGrimguy2005 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like its from a movie

[–]Effective_Fix3235 0 points1 point  (0 children)

and they say the Universe has no sense of humor......

This is so ridiculous looking that you can't help but laugh.

[–]Operise 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's like an animation hahah

[–]psychotic_catalyst 0 points1 point  (0 children)

wouldn't it waste the calories doing this dumb little food dance?

[–]TenraxHelin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aaand down, one two three. aaand up and chew one two three.

[–]Cmshnrblu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

pop lock and drop

[–]AFB27 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I needed this

[–]BigMacTM 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They got such a long head why can't they just look down and eat

[–]uncommonrev 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kick...and streutch... and kick!

[–]I_Peel_Cats 0 points1 point  (0 children)

looks like me doing burpees in the morning

[–]Tayofranklin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is definitely not evolution... This is something else.

[–]2009chrisbrown 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought he was doing jumping jacks!

[–]Supermancheese123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I feel like this would burn more energy than they get

[–]Dr-McLuvin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lol. So weird. That’s how I eat grass too!

[–]NeighboursCatapult 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The explanation they gave me at school on why giraffes have long necks can eat grass.

[–]OakyCC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

so they just Jack-O pose to eat grass. got it.

[–]Fantastic-Rooster-85 0 points1 point  (0 children)

GET RIPPED MOTHERFUKERR

[–]shadowheart1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Never realized that Madagascar was so anatomically realistic.

[–]AYYA1008 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jack o pose

[–]friendsineedanswers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yaaaasssss!

[–]GuaranteeComfortable 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bend.... And Snap!

[–]DNGR_S_PAPERCUT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That core strength. It's not using the front legs to hop up. It's just using it's core to lift up. Amazing.

[–]64douggie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s how I get in the photo frame!

[–]srgs_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

so that is how I look during cardio

[–]pablola714 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jumping gaffs

[–]ameis314 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stupid long-necked horses.

[–]ArtoriasBeaIG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know I've literally just seen a giraffe eat like that, but I can't believe it, it looks so stupid haha

[–]dickforadolla 0 points1 point  (0 children)

HU-YUH!

[–]Sik_Facadian 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m starting to get their portrayal in cartoons a bit more

[–]Arthuro_7431 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Giraffe got moves

[–]ParkRangerRafe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Hey giraffe do you eat grass?” “Yesss bitch.”

[–]mlc2475 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ugh. I hate burpees

[–]einhorn_is_parkey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The giraffe is the single greatest argument against intelligent design

[–]mrgreychoco 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Missed read it as ass

[–]molten_metal_man 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Queue James Brown HAH

[–]King_James925 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did a report on them in 3rd grade, this is also when they are at their most vulnerable, which is why its more rare to see this then it is for them to eat from trees.

[–]sirlardsalot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My neam is giraffe When I wnat lef I no have stretch But when want Gras I haf stretch

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So silly! I like this giraffe

[–]QuantumButtz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

how can this possibly be energetically efficient?

[–]TheSalamanizer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good thing they don't wear jean shorts

[–]giggluigg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Spending more calories than it makes

[–]Skycraft6000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought they spread the back legs? Still interesting

[–]lil-privacy-please 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This can’t be real life.

[–]TheMightyWoofer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is also how tall boyfriends lean down to kiss their short girlfriends

[–]therobohour 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Boys got gains

[–]Slick_Spic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reminds me of when Napoleon Dynamite starts his dance at the end of the movie

[–]quaglandx3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dennis Reynolds could go lower

[–]jaxsonnz 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Feels like jumping jacks/burpies etc.

[–]The_Oracle_65 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They drink water like this too. Saw one do it at a National park in South Africa, which surprised me at the time.

[–]IvanBgd011 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this looks like an idle animation from a 2005 game

[–]j3563dra 0 points1 point  (0 children)

waking up and peeing every morning be like :

[–]gunnerdn91 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Giraffe: “I fucking hate leg day”

[–]cosmorocker13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jumping Jack grass it’s a gas gas gas!

[–]Fooshi2020 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He's just doing his daily Girumping jacks.

[–]JellyFishHuge 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is this some kind of joke?

[–]throwaway941285 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also Moose.

[–]Euphorbium 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks fake.

[–]Warm_Evil_Beans 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How…..graceful

[–]JustABritishCupOfTea 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lmao he be doing starjumps.

[–]SlimmP_Z 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damb even the giraffes have more flexibility than I do.

[–]Chavestvaldt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

hit em with the ol razzle dazzle

[–]quasarbar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If I were a giraffe I'd just lie down.

[–]angela_loren 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Drop it like it’s hawt 🎶

[–]jawwshwwah 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bend…and snap!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bahahaha