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If an elite group of scientists were tasked with determining what the most ridiculous animal was, the platypus would undoubtedly be one of the finalists. The combination of bird, reptile, and mammal traits creates an adorably hilarious creature. Sure, the males have a spur on their hind foot that can deliver extremely potent venom, but they’ve always just been cute little buddies, right? Not exactly.
I am by no means a master of impersonations; there are only a few of mine that are somewhat passable. That’s why I am thankful everyday for the existence of Sylvester Stallone. There’s no way that the man with the iconic voice and extensive list of film can do even more, right? Wrong. The 67-year-old celebrity recently opened an art exhibit featuring his very own work. Selecting around 30 pieces from the past four decades, the appropriately titled “Sylvester Stallone. Art. 1975-2013” exhibit has opened at The Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. Stallone is serious about his artwork.
Greetings, readers! We have a special “spooktacular” version of World in Briefs this week. Prepare to be shocked, terrified, and confused over these real events going on in the world—the very world that you live in! For the best experience make sure to listen to Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s classic hit “Monster Mash” while reading.
India If a man told you that he dreamt about a hidden pile of gold, would you go search for it? Well, the Indian government would. Hindu village sage Yogi Swami Shobhan Sarkar says he dreamt that 1,000 tons of gold was buried under a ruined palace. He wrote the central bank describing his dream, and the state Archaeological Survey of India sent a team of archaeologists. Swami Sarkar worries for his country’s future with the current economic crisis and wishes for the government to use the money to help it recover.
United States Most would argue that a dog is man’s best friend. They roll around and act adorable. They bark loudly when you are trying to leave the house. They are a popular excuse for a child’s missing homework. However, they can also be expensive. While Wayne Klinkel and his wife were enjoying a pleasant lunch, his dog Sundance was enjoying a lunch of his own—$500 in cash, to be exact. Upon discovering the remains of a $100 bill, the Montana man immediately knew what had happened.
Ah, coffee—that wonderful beverage to which our country is addicted. The 1:1 ratio of Starbucks to U.S. citizens is proof enough. However, a recent action within a Colombian city might rival our caffeinated nation. Last Friday, October 4, a remarkable group of 13,800 people claimed to gather in a town square in Tunja to share a cup of joe.
IT'S A MONDAY. In this episode, Jake and Austin dissect some new Papyrus articles. Plus, chic geeks, cucumbers catching criminals and cat massages?
United States If King Kong has taught us anything, it’s that male gorillas do not know how to positively treat the other gender. Sure, climbing a skyscraper while holding a woman seems like a good idea in theory; it’s actually a pretty bad plan. Patrick the gorilla is just like King Kong, but smaller and a jerk. After biting a female gorilla and sneering at others, this Dallas Zoo primate is being sent to South Carolina for therapy. He’ll live comfortably in his own place and bring enjoyment to the crowds that come to visit him. "He's beautiful and smart and everyone loves him," said Laurie Holloway, a spokeswoman for the Dallas Zoo. "We're really sad to see him go but it's for the best for the zoo and for Patrick." His old space will be used to bring in two new gorillas, including Zola, a break-dancing gorilla. This is some serious monkey business.
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