Last spring, farms across the country saw a surge in demand for their CSA programs, with signups and waitlists that flourished at rates not seen before. As families sheltered in place at home and farmers’ markets either closed or ran under tight restrictions, more people turned directly to local farms to guarantee food for the months ahead. Some farmers even introduced home delivery options to bring the boxes directly to consumers’ doors.
To most people, giraffes are merely adorable, long-necked animals that rank near the top of a zoo visit or a photo-safari bucket list. But to a cardiovascular physiologist, there’s even more to love. Giraffes, it turns out, have solved a problem that kills millions of people every year: high blood pressure. Their solutions, only partly understood by scientists so far, involve pressurized organs, altered heart rhythms, blood storage — and the biological equivalent of support stockings.
After releasing a giraffe-inspired take on the popular Dunk Low, Nike (NYSE:NKE +2.67%) ‘s Nike Sportswear sub-label is expanding its “Animal” pack with a new black and gray style. Featuring a stark color scheme and shaggy detailing slightly reminiscent of Medicom Toy and Nike SB‘s SB Dunk Low from 2020, the latest “Animal Pack” supplies a look that’s much more low-key than most of the Swoosh’s other animal print sneakers with its “Black/Anthracite/Pure Platinum” color scheme.