Birds Have More Neckbones Than a Giraffe

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The neck of a chicken is not considered choice eating by most people, but it is a part of the bird that should be looked upon with a certain amount of respect. There are more bones in the neck of any bird than in the neck of a giraffe. The number of bones varies with the kind of bird, birds with long necks usually having the greatest number.

The English sparrow has 14, ducks have 16 and swans 23. The long-necked giraffe, as I have pointed out elsewhere in this book, has but a paltry seven.