Caitlin Gallagher
Updated November 30, 2016
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In the history of animal-related questions, “How should a giraffe wear a necktie?” might not compare to “Why did the chicken cross the road?” or “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” However, we’re mighty glad that the internet has brought this giraffe-related query to our attention because seriously: Where would a giraffe wear their tie?

It all started when comedian Jeremy Hammond asked the Twitterverse on November 17th:

For some context — and with a little help from a Paint-like program — he provided a side-by-side photographic comparison of a giraffe wearing a drawn-on tie both ways.

With over 8,000 retweets, Hammond has certainly struck a chord with the internet. And the replies to his question have provided plenty of hilarious commentary — and a potential answer.

Some people have scoured the internet for giraffe interpretations from books, movies, or art to provide insight:



Other people just have more questions that make the whole matter even more complicated:

Despite this controversial topic, there may just be an answer.

And that would be that the giraffe would wear its necktie on the BOTTOM.

That’s right, most people think that the giraffe would wear its tie at the base of its neck, not the top of its neck. There was even evidence to prove why this is the correct answer.

Next time you see an image or video of a giraffe running in the African wild or next time you see a giraffe in person grazing at the zoo, just imagine that giraffe has a very important business meeting to attend and is rocking a necktie. And then remember to thank the weird world of the internet for providing you with that unnecessary — but totally amazing — imagery.