Evolution is a crazy thing, and it turns out humans and chimps now have even more in common. For instance, we both like to watch porn.
Gina, a female chimp at a zoo in Spain, was left alone in a room with a television and a remote control. After figuring out exactly how to use the remote control, she flipped through her options and discovered the porn channel. Researchers observing her say she's been watching it constantly ever since. Scientists say it shows that chimps and humans both "possess an intense sexual life." (Huffington Post)
18 Heads Discovered at Airport on Way to Cremation
You may remember the 1997 movie titled 8 Heads in a Duffle Bag. Add 10 and you’ve got the situation custom officials at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport were faced with on Monday.
It turns out that there was no foul play involved -- the heads were utilized for research in Italy and they were being returned to Illinois for cremation. However, there was some confusion with the accompanying paperwork.
As bizarre as it may seem, shipping body parts around the world is fairly commonplace. Paul Dudek, director of the Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois, explains, “Just last week, we transported eight heads, unembalmed, to Rush University Medical Center for an ophthalmology program.”
Hair of the Dog Saves Dog
A puppy who was poisoned by antifreeze and had just hours to live was dramatically saved ... by vodka.
Cleo, an American Staffordshire, licked antifreeze off some car parts in a garage in Australia and almost instantly showed signs of distress. The dog's owner rushed it to the vet who said Cleo was dying of kidney failure.
Knowing that alcohol can stop a chemical reaction in the liver, the doctor instructed a nurse to get a bottle of vodka she had in her car (which raises the question of why she had a bottle of vodka in her car). They hooked up the bottle to a drip that fed the vodka through the dog's nose and into its stomach. More than a third of the bottle later, Cleo was all better and is currently in good health. (Herald Sun)