There’s a chimpanzee sanctuary near Shreveport, Louisiana, called Chimp Haven which has experienced a probably not quite immaculate conception. Teresa, a 40-something female chimp, disappeared from sight on January 8th. When she reappeared later in the day, she was cradling a newborn female chimp in her arms. Well, monkeys have babies. There’s nothing unusual about that. Except that … all of the adult male chimps at the sanctuary have had vasectomies. Paternity tests are underway to find out who baby Tracy’s daddy is. Whichever male it turns out to be will have to go back under the knife. Ouch.
To find out more about Chimp Haven, see http://www.chimphaven.com/.
In other monkey business, Lindsay Lohan has checked herself into rehab. Seriously, I find it very sad that a 20-year-old has already lived such a dissolute lifestyle that she needs professional help to get clean and sober.
Twisted Linguistics with Words Gone Wild:
faliures – We think this is some kind of phallic symbol, possibly used in weird rites.
witing on a bus – Telling jokes on a Greyhound.
your you – Is that just another way to say “yourself?” Or does someone really own their very own you?
plieagarism – Something new in ballet, like a really jazzed up Plié.
What kind of communicator are you?
|You Communicate With Your Ears|
You love conversations, both as a listener and a talker.
What people say is important to you, and you're often most affected by words, not actions.
You love to hear complements from others. And when you're upset, you often talk to yourself.
Music is very important to you. It's difficult to find you without your iPod.