There are so many examples where man copies nature to make something amazing, here’s just one of them!
Romans 1:20 – For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Have you heard the latest from Africa?? No, not about the guy who couldn’t do sign language. I’m talking about something really important and that’s how courts have been overwhelmed by lawsuits from giraffes!
Yes, giraffes! They have finally unified and are pleading their case in court against “Ankle Genie” for stealing their design. Ridiculous you say! Well, that’s not happened only because the giraffe’s haven’t found the right lawyer! I’m joking.
Let me explain. It started with the commercial advertising “Ankle Genie”. In part, they say:
“Standing on your feet all day can cause swollen ankles and radiating leg pains, but Ankle Genie provides the ankle support you need to relieve swelling and reduce inflammation, allowing the foot to heal.”
Those of you who stand for long periods of time or have circulation problems in your feet understand why there’s a market for this product. And that’s because your ankles tend to swell up as blood pools there. No fun to say the least! The compression from “Ankle Genie” keeps the blood from pooling in the feet by forcing it up the legs.
Here’s the rub. Giraffe’s are on their feet for the vast majority of the day. They will even sleep standing up! It’s not as bad as you think though, they only sleep from 10 minutes to 2 hours a day! Giraffes even give birth, standing up!! Spending this much time upright their ankles should be the size of watermelons, but they’re not! Why?
It’s lawsuit time! You see, the giraffe has had “ankle genie” from the beginning! Their skin is very tight, forcing the blood from their ankles upwards not allowing it to pool in their ankles. NASA actually studied the giraffe to come up with the anti-gravity space suit! Talk about design!
So, Ankle Genie, you’re on notice. As soon as the Giraffe’s find the right lawyer, you’re in trouble!
Carl Kerby is an inspiring, motivating and highly respected Christian speaker. With more than 20 years of ministry experience, Carl shares his extensive knowledge and understanding of God’s creation in his presentations, outreach events, books and other resources as the President and founding board member of Reasons for Hope, Inc.