A hotel in Kenya is situated in the middle of a giraffe preserve, and the tame giraffes lean their heads in through the windows of the second-storey breakfast room and get fed by the guests:
The Giraffe Manor, built in 1932 by Sir David Duncan, is situated on 120 acres of land just a few miles from the centre of Nairobi, Kenya's capital city. In 1974 Jock Leslie-Melville, grandson of a Scottish earl, and his wife Betty, who also founded the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW), bought the Manor. They then moved five babies of the highly endangered Rothschild giraffe to their property where they have been successfully reared and they now have their own babies.
Update: Matt sez, "I've been! I spent the first night of my Kenyan honeymoon in the Giraffe manor. A truly amazing experience. We were lucky enough to be hosted by the current owners of the house as opposed to the house sitters. Not only do the giraffes poke their heads in, you can stand on the front veranda and feed the giraffes, whilst the owners dog's chase warthogs around the grounds. "
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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