I worked in the film and video industry for many years, some of which involved news coverage. Reporters are odd birds. They're generally very intelligent, funny, and dynamic. But some of them also have tunnel vision and can't see anything going on around them except for the story that they wish to cover. This is one of those reporters...
Last Friday a cricket test match warm up in India was interrupted by three Langur monkeys who suddenly developed a curiosity about what the English
team was up to on the pitch. Finally, like any sensible primates, the
frisky trio got bored with the game and left to seek better
Earlier this month news came out of India that a group of elephants, lured by the scent of alcohol made from the flowers of the mahua tree, came out of the forest looking for a party. They raided the store where the alcohol was stocked and downed 500 liters (132 gallons) of the stuff. Unfortunately the party didn't stop there.
It's Tuesday and time for some trivia. Did you know that crocodile rockin' is not just a song by Elton John? Like your average parakeet, many species of crocodiles are gastroliths -- meaning that they must ingest stones to be able to digest their food.
Sometimes you hear something that makes you intially go "Huh?" then makes you wonder why the human race still exists. The logic that this woman uses in this phone call is so ridiculous that I had to listen to it a second time to make sure I was hearing her correctly...