Fat Orangutan Returns!

With temperatures reaching up to 32 degrees in Jakarta this week, it was no surprise that this hot and bothered orangutan was trying to find measures to cool down. The hungry ape, named Bendot, was spotted savoring the icy treat at Rangunan Zoo in Indonesia’s capital. But the sugary orange ice lolly, which he managed to beg from a zoo visitor, might not have been the best snack for the overweight primate. The Bornean orangutan’s bulging belly was on clear display as he sat in his grassy enclosure sucking on the snack. Photographer Tri Saputro managed to snap 25-year-old Bendot as he carefully held the wooden lolly stick and slurped away.” w/ photos

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Hulk Vs. Ewok

“This video is so simple, so stupid. But it’s surprisingly awesome.” — Warmaker01

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Guatemala’s Trash Miners

“A torrent of gray, toxic water spews from a drainage tunnel and surges along the ravine, tumbling along garbage that has fallen from the Guatemalan capital’s main landfill 1,000 feet above. Despite the foul odors, the danger of unstable piles of garbage collapsing and the chance for heavy rain to suddenly raise the water level, dozens of people are busily at work searching for jewelry and other metal scraps knocked loose from the trash. They call the ravine the ‘mine,’ and refer to themselves as ‘miners.’ Every day, about 300 hike to the bottom of the ravine and wade into the water in search of rings and bracelets made of silver or gold. The water sifts and carries away the lighter garbage, leaving heavy metals on the stream bed… If the scavengers don’t find jewelry, they collect screws, faucets and other recyclable metal items that they can sell for 85 cents a pound. That amounts to twice the minimum wage for an average trip.” w/ photos

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Extreme Vespa Action!

“At Stoked, we have never seen anyone use a skate park like this. Boulon, from Maresille, France, takes his Vespa to the legendary bowl in Marseille and shreds! The original video was shot and edited by JC Pieri, but of course, we also gave it the Stoked treatment. Enjoy!” — StokedVideo

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