Rare Ginger Baby Monkey

One of the world’s rarest monkeys has given birth to a super cute baby covered in bright ginger fur at London Zoo. The rare primate – nicknamed Tango – was born at the world-famous zoo on September 1 to first-time mother Lu Lu and father Neo. Although both parents have jet black fur little Tango stands out from the crowd because he is bright orange. The youngster, who is yet to be sexed, spends most of its time cosied up with its mother but also has its auntie Lee Lee around keeping an eye out. Unfortunately the cheeky ginger wont retain its coloring forever. Zookeeper Kathryn Sanders explained: ‘Baby Tango is currently rocking the redhead look, but it won’t actually be ginger for very long. ‘Its fur will begin to darken at around three months of age, and they are usually completely black by the time they reach six months old.” w/ photo

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The Chewbacca Rap

“Chewbacca is a die-hard Random Axe fan. Watch as Chewy gets ready to see the group perform at Rock The Bells San Fran & is bold enough to join them for a performance on stage after knocking out a security guard. The song features Roc Marciano.” — duckdown

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The Floating Building

It looks like something straight out of a James Bond film – but a British firm believes this floating building could be the future of life at sea. With 11 accommodation decks, a 360-degree observation area, four helipads, its own dock, several swimming pools and as much space as a cruise liner, it’s not so much a boat as a city. Although it certainly does not fit the mould of a yacht, the design, called ‘Project Utopia’, was unveiled to stunned onlookers at the glitzy Monaco Yacht Show. Designer BMT Nigel Gee, of Southampton, Hants, has not yet put a figure on how much the floating island might cost to create or what sort of customer would want to buy it. The boat is designed to float on four platforms, each with thrusters to keep the whole yacht island stable, even in the extreme seas. Able to move ‘at slow speeds’, it stretches 208ft above the sea’s surface, providing visitors to the 13th floor observation deck with panoramic views.” w/ photos

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The Legend Of The Star Wars Holiday Special

“Without a doubt, The Star Wars Holiday Special is an urban legend in its own right. Aired only once in the US in 1978, and unavailable on any format to this very day, it’s easy for anyone who never saw it with their own eyes to doubt its very existence. In fact, even people who saw it air back then sometimes begin to doubt their own memories. A variety show based around Star Wars? Bea Arthur, Art Carney, Harvey Korman and Jefferson Starship in the Star Wars universe? It can’t be true! And yet it is true.” — Skot Kirkwood

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Student Banned From Wearing Rosary Necklace

“The Catholic church said something that should be a symbol of love has been adopted and abused by gang influences. A sixth-grade girl said she was told that she can’t wear a necklace that resembles a rosary because it violates the dress code at the Fremont Public Schools. Elizabeth Carey, 12, said the school adopted a policy last year banning the necklaces. “The principal said I couldn’t wear my necklace at all because gangsters were wearing it,” she said. She said the necklace is part of an outfit that she hopes expresses her faith. “I’m wearing a cross necklace, a cross T-shirt and a cross bracelet,” she said. “I’m thinking of how Jesus died on the cross and how he gave up all his sins for us.” Superintendent Steve Sexton said the policy is for student safety. “We had information from law enforcement that there were documented instances of gang activity in the area and we had information that states that the rosary was being used as a symbol of gang affiliation,’ Sexton said.” w/ photo + video

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Top 10 Classic Books That Were Originally Rejected

“Anyone who has ever wanted to work in a creative field, be it writing, painting or playing music has been told they’d better develop thick skin. After all, it doesn’t matter how good you are, someone will always be there to tear you down. It’s hard to think of a better example of this than to look at some rejected books that would later become some of the best-selling titles in the world. From the Twilight saga to Anne Frank’s Diary, the success of these books shows that even people paid to evaluate the commercial potential of a work of art sometimes underestimate the most valuable titles.” w/ photos

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