Gorilla & Duckling Become Friends!

This huge gorilla and tiny duckling became unlikely friends after the bird escaped into the ape’s zoo enclosure. Visitors to the Bronx Zoo in New York were stunned when the baby duck suddenly appeared inches from the massive primate. Fearing the 90kg western lowland gorilla might react badly to the feathered visitor, onlookers held their breath to see what would happen. But rather than attacking or teasing the duckling, the four-and-a-half foot gorilla became fascinated with the bird and inspected its new friend with a nearby stick. The 15-year-old female ape, called Fran, happily let it waddle about before the duckling was removed by zookeepers.” w/ photos

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The Penguin Man

“Jeremy Clarkson sets out to acquaintance himself with Britain’s continental neighbors, and while trekking across Belgium he finds Penguin Man: who admits it is better to be a penguin than be Belgian.”

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Fashion Designer Makes Clothes From Milk

Anke Domaske, 28, has developed a fabric called QMilch made from high concentrations of the milk protein casein – the first man-made fiber produced entirely without chemicals. “It feels like silk and it doesn’t smell – you can wash it just like anything else,” Domaske told Reuters. Made from all natural materials, the QMilch fabric is ecological but also has many health benefits, said Domaske, who also said the amino acids in the protein are antibacterial, anti-ageing and can help regulate both blood circulation and body temperature. Domaske’s fashion label Mademoiselle Chi Chi – a favorite among the likes of Mischa Barton and Ashlee Simpson – has now started weaving the milk fiber into its collection. Currently the MCC clothes – which feature flowing wrap dresses with edgy cuts and bright patterns – are made from a combination of various fibers, including QMilch. But Domaske plans to design a collection made entirely from the milk fiber. Milk fabric has been around since the 1930s but was always produced in unecological ways that used a lot of chemicals. Unlike earlier prototypes, QMilch is made almost entirely from casein.” w/ photo

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Elephant Polo

“Elephant sporting heroes take center stage at the 10th King’s Cup Elephant Polo tournament.” — uzoouk

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Share-A-Watt

Share-A-Watt is a travel sized power strip that protects your favorite electronics from power surges while also freeing up space for your fellow free WiFi moochers. Perfect for travelers and telecommuters alike, Share-A-Watt provides two grounded outlets, two USB ports, and built-in surge protection with an LED indicator. No more begging strangers to unplug so your phone can charge! Just pull the Share-A-Watt from your bag and let them know that sharing is caring.” w/ photos

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Top 10 Strong Human Fears

“Fear is an emotion that protects us from the threats in our surroundings, and which has evolved to become more complex; with our fears extending from the weird to the plain absurd, there are certain fears that the great majority of human beings share. I was searching around and found a lot of lists with common phobias and their explanations, but none where these types of fears were discussed. This is a list of 10 of the human fears that every member of a society deals with throughout their life.” w/ photos

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