Zookeepers have strange and interesting jobs compared to what most of us do all day, so seeing them imitate animals makes us excited but also virulently jealous. Zookeepers at the Minnesota Zoo took photos of themselves as the animals they work with, and it makes us want to look for a job openings at the zoo. Our favorite is the millipede.
Lots of people have their own interpretation of heaven, but we can all agree that most of them look like Dubai’s inflatable waterpark, right?
The German manufacturer Wibit Sports installed the new waterpark “dubaiTAG” on Jumeriah Beach in September, and now that we’ve seen this video, we’re trying to get there ASAP. The water jungle gym is “composed of almost 100 modular components that have been arranged into the word D-U-B-A-I to create a giant water park.” In total, the structure, which sits on heavy PVC floating materials, is over 250 feet long and 114 feet wide.
That park can hold 200 people at a time, is attracting tourists and locals, and calls my name.
Check it out.
Over its three decades, a good chunk of The Simpsons has been written by Harvard University alumni, but in the future, it might be written by Simpson University alumni? Ok. Maybe not.
But maybe, because a class on the philosophy of The Simpsons is coming to the Glasgow University.
According to The Daily Mail, “Glasgow University will examine the wisdom of Homer Simpson and his family alongside the words of great thinkers such as Aristotle, Socrates and Voltaire.”
The class, “D'oh! The Simpsons Introduce Philosophy,” has already been stirring up a lot of interest online.
“The Simpsons is a very sophisticated work of popular culture, with a broad scope and depth, and is full of philosophical themes, said the course's creator, John Donaldson. "Very pleasingly, the course has proved to be incredibly popular on social media. It has gone viral. We've never really had a response like this before.”
The class is £30, open to the public, and will be held on January 14.
Let’s take a look at what philosophical ideas we hope will be unpacked:
Well...kinda walking on water. With a special mixture of water and cornstarch, you can create what is referred to as a "non-Newtonian fluid," which is basically a fluid that doesn't act like how a fluid should act...get it? Anyways, fill a 2,100 gallon pool of this stuff, and you'll have people walking, crawling, and dancing all over it!
In New York City, every subway conductor has to point at a certain area at each station to show that they've fully arrived and are paying attention. Yosef Lerner decided to help make this task a little less tedious and bring a smile to the faces of these conductors.
If you listen to one cover of Gotye's chart-topper "Somebody That I Used To Know" today (other than this one, this one, this one, this one, or this one), make it fun.'s lovely rendition of the song for BBC Radio One, with Paramore's Hayley Williams singing the Kimbra part.
Ironically, all these covers of "Somebody" have elevated the song to the number one spot on the iTunes charts, displacing fun.'s big hit, "We Are Young."