You have to admit, primatology is an interesting field, in that it’s a study of primates. Which means, not only is it a specific study of how these social animals behave, but because they’re our closest cousins in the animal kingdom, it gives us great insights into how much animal behavior we humans still have, despite whatever civility we’d like to confer upon ourselves.
Now, that’s not to say we are all one and the same. Somewhere along the line, modern man has diverged from the common primate lineage, but what is the deciding factor? There have been many studies that examine whether or not apes can understand language, or is it uniquely a human thing? Some say it’s the invention of fire and cooked foods that changed our gut microbial environment, and thus our biology, but then a couple years ago, it was discovered chimps prefer cooked foods as well.
And alas, bastion of human behavior: drunkenness. Some people wondered if like humans, monkeys liked to get drunk on alcohol. The answer of course, is in the title. Yes they do.
It’s been almost a year since I’ve written anything for this section! I figured this was random enough, that it had to be posted somewhere. And that’s what the “0_o?” section is all about… Enjoy!
I was watching this “show/podcast”:
I’m a big fan of their works, and found out about that through Tim Ferriss’ podcast. Always makes me think. But towards the end of the above video, someone recommended this video…
And if you’re left going: WTF?! Yeah, I was too. But there was some funny elements in the video, as long as you can ignore the repetitive parts. But even the repetition had its purpose.
And of course, with everything else on the internet, it lead to watching this video’s commentary on video gameplay rules, which as the entire podcast series, by extension another piece of reflection upon some aspect of life:
And then this one…
Oh, the rabbit hole of the internet! Here’s another video for a bonus:
The first drivable Lego car is made of 500,000 pieces and runs on air.
The inventors of the Lego car are Australian entrepreneur Steve Sammartino and Romanian Raul Oaida, a self-taught technology guru.
The car — known as the Super Awesome Micro Project — can reach a top speed of 18 mph. It was built in Romania and delivered to a location in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, where the car was test-driven, according to the inventors’ website.
“We were scared of a Lego explosion, so we drove it slowly,” the inventors said on their site.
Even the engine is made of Legos, which has “four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons,” according to the site. Only the tires and some load-bearing elements are not made of the plastic block toys.
I thought South Korea’s National Security Law was an archaic piece that limits the free speech of South Koreans from having some humor. Then, I saw this post… http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/2013/12/south-korea-still-required-to-use.html
Yeah, South Koreans still have to use Internet Explorer when buying stuff online. This was because, unlike other browsers, many South Korean sites at the time had a lot of “special” scripts, codes, and plugins, that were only used within the country, and they weren’t compatible with other browsers. So this solved the problem at the time. Nowadays, maybe South Korea should get on the band wagon, and switch everything over to HTML5?
My guess is that marriage may lead to a divorce. But hey, you know what story really lead to a divorce? Chairman Mao just divorced his husband. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10464908/Chairman-Mao-ruined-my-marriage.html
0-o WTF?! Yeah, well, actually… It’s a look-a-like, and it’s a woman. That’s right! A woman somehow figured out she looked a lot like the late Chairman: Face, mole, receding hairline, and all! Getting a lot of commercial deals from this too! The problem?
For Mrs Chen told the Global People magazine that her husband had grown tired of feeling “he is sleeping with [the] Chairman and that their sex life had been destroyed.
Charlie the hamster has truly blazed new ground for his species. He has steered a massive truck weighing more than 16 tons, which is about 33,000 pounds more than he weighs. The 6-ounce rodent was drafted by Volvo to show the world just how easy it is to steer the new FMX construction truck.Charlie the hamster has truly blazed new ground for his species. He has steered a massive truck weighing more than 16 tons, which is about 33,000 pounds more than he weighs. The 6-ounce rodent was drafted by Volvo to show the world just how easy it is to steer the new FMX construction truck.
Mohammed Ashour has a big order to fill: By March 2014, he has to deliver 10 tons of grasshoppers to customers in Mexico.
He and four other MBA students at McGill University in Montreal have a plan to farm insects in poor countries and turn them into flour that can be used in everything from bread to corn tortillas. And on Monday, former President Bill Clinton handed them $1 million to make it happen.
The team, which includes Ashour, Shobhita Soor, Jesse Pearlstein, Zev Thompson and Gabe Mott, received the Hult Prize for social entrepreneurs at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting. The seed funding will go to their project, Aspire Food Group, which aims to make insect-based food products available year-round to people living in some of the world’s poorest slums.
I’m very late to the game on this one. I only found out because Iyaz Aktar was interviewing Grant Imahara, the man from The Mythbusters, and he mentioned this video…
The website just says:
An angry man bent on revenge builds a customized armored bulldozer to tear apart a small town.
But according to Grant, and if you’d watched the video, it turns out he fortified the tank, and basically went after everyone who ever wronged him. The world shall forever remember your name, Mr. Marvin Heemeyer. You are an inspiration to the world.