- Whenever I link to stories about the oldest this creature found alive or the oldest that creature in the wild, there's usually at least the implication of a happy ending. This one is no exception. A 140-year-old lobster finds his fate in a sea that's not made up of melted butter on a plate.
- Male cheetahs are probably also very smart. They can make a specific barking noise that triggers females to ovulate. I can't decide if this ability in humans would lead to mayhem (I'm thinking practical jokes) or simply reproductive efficiency.
- Not only did a group of explorers set a record time crossing the Antarctic, they got to take in all that natural beauty (or what they could see of it) while on a steady diet of bacon and butter. Good thing they didn't run into George the lobster!
- There must be people who actually go out and join gyms in January to work off their holiday binge, or else I wouldn't have to watch all these fitness center ads on TV right around now. If you're a reluctant gym-goer, just be grateful your experience isn't as frustrating as working out in space seems to be.
These volunteers are filling in missing pieces of the world map, and helping humanity at the same time