A woman at the El Paso Zoo in Texas not only entered the spider monkey enclosure, but actually waded across their pool and settled under a waterfall, where she fed the monkeys Hot Cheetos. "Stupid and lucky" – the words used by zoo director Joe Montisano (according to People) – just about sums it up. Fortunately neither she nor the monkeys were harmed (although who knows what those chips did to the monkeys' digestion).
More animal fun from the St. Louis Zoo. These two half-brother Western lowland gorillas, Nadaya and Bakari, like to play and laugh together (the vocalizations you hear is laughter). Other gorillas at the zoo get shy when they're being watched, but these too don't seem to care as they playfully antagonize each other. This play… READ THE REST
At the St. Louis Zoo, king penguins, Ethel and Elliot, along with gentoos CJ, Oshie, Sunny, Double, and Trouble, take a field trip in the snow to visit their neighbors, polar bear Kali and grizzlies, Huck and Finley. [H/t Judith HeartSong] Image: Screengrab READ THE REST
From CNN: The Smithsonian's National Zoo revealed the cub's gender to zookeepers and fans alike with a color-coordinated painting made by the cub's father, a giant panda named Tian Tian. As if it wasn't weird enough when we did this for humans, sparking multiple massive wildfires. Maybe the endangered pandas will enjoy the celebration of… READ THE REST
You may not have heard about it, but earlier this month, America took another important step toward restoring life to normalcy in our post-COVID world: Sam's Club announced samples were back. Look, it might not seem like a huge milestone, but nobody can deny that noshing on a bite of a new cold cut variety… READ THE REST
For all their everything-ness, there are still some areas where even the great and powerful Amazon isn't all that. Sure, you can find just about any physical item being sold in the depths of Amazon product pages somewhere, but when it comes to software and apps, well, that's an area where the eCommerce giant mostly steers… READ THE REST
There's only so much squinting you can do at a tiny smartphone screen before you start wondering why we ever thought it was a good idea to build devices so small in the first place. Sure, portability is a plus, but when you're trying to watch videos on your phone, that itty-bitty baby screen won't… READ THE REST