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April 24, 2024

SHE WASN'T MESSY ENOUGH

'Male' hippo in Japan zoo found to be female after 7 years

A spokeswoman for the Osaka Tennoji Zoo told AFP on Tuesday that typical male hippo behaviour that Gen-chan was not displaying included making courtship calls to female hippos, or scattering faeces around while defecating with a propeller-like tail motion in order to mark territory.

(Thanks to B&C)

WE'RE GONNA NEED MORE, AND SMALLER, HANDCUFFS

Cicadas are so noisy in a South Carolina county that residents are calling the police

(Thanks to EricY)

HYDRATION IS IMPORTANT

London Marathon runner tastes 25 glasses of wine during race

(Thanks to MrX)

TERRORISM UPDATE

Among the safety concerns at the two general aviation airports, Reid-Hillview and San Martin, are wildlife, specifically ground squirrels, “potentially impacting the airfield pavement, signage and lighting,” according to the notice.

(Thanks to Ralph)

FORGETTING *WHAT?*

Putting worms on ice stops them forgetting

(Thanks to John Lobert, who says "Get that Nobel Prize ready.") 

AND IN SPORTS

9-year-old 'Seagull Boy' takes top spot in European screeching contest

(Thanks to MOTW and John Lobert)

IT FEELS PRETTY OLD TO SOME OF US

When does ‘old age’ really begin? Seniors think 75 is the new 65

(Thanks to Ron T)

KEEP THE FOOTBALL TEAM

How to fix college finances? Eliminate faculty, then students.

(Thanks to Steve K.)

'AUTO-BREWERY SYNDROME'

Belgian man whose body produces alcohol in rare condition acquitted of drunk driving

(Thanks to Ron T and The Perts)

 
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