Not another giraffe! Just days after the Copenhagen zoo shot a perfectly healthy giraffe named Marius, dissected it in front of children, and fed its remains to some hungry lions, another Danish zoo announced that it plans to kill another giraffe (also named Marius…).
Not on Jack Hanna’s watch. The emeritus director of the Columbus Zoo, who was devastated by Marius #1’s death, rushed to collect money after hearing Jyllands Park Zoo planed to kill giraffe number two. So far Hanna has raised more than $100,000 to bring the Danish giraffe to Ohio. “No matter what kind of living creatures you have in a zoo, there’s a responsibility for zookeepers to take care of them throughout their lifetime,” Hanna said. “If we don’t do that, we shouldn’t have zoos.” Columbus Dispatch
Sorry Jesse James, porn addiction isn’t a thing. New research outlined in Current Sexual Health Reports suggests that being addicted to porn might not be real after all. Dr. David Ley claims that there is no strong evidence to prove that a person can be addicted to pornography and after reviewing current studies into pornography addiction, it turns out that only 27 percent of them contain actual data. Much of the past research on the so-called addiction is plagued by poor experimental design and faulty methodologies. But Dr. Ley is definitely pro-porn, suggesting that not only are there are no negative side effects for a person who excessively uses porn but that porn can actually improve attitudes to sexuality, increase quality of life and pleasure in long-term relationships, and lead to a decrease in sexual offences. The Independent
Transgendered Facebook users can now go from “it’s complicated” to describing themselves as androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual. The social network is rolling out 50 different terms users can chose to identify themselves as, along with three pronouns: him, her, or them. “There’s going to be a lot of people for whom this is going to mean nothing, but for the few it does impact, it means the world,” said Facebook software engineer Brielle Harrison, who worked on the project and is herself undergoing gender transformation, from male to female. It’s estimated that 700,000 individuals in the U.S. identify as transgender – most of whom probably have Facebook accounts. ABC News
The “Beethoven of Japan” is a total phony! Mamoru Samuragochi, Japan’s musical genius, has been lying to the public all along. It turns out that the supposedly deaf composer doesn’t even write his own music AND he’s not really deaf. A week after Samuragochi shocked the nation by admitting he had a ghost writer, he revealed his second deepest, darkest secret: “The truth is that recently I have begun to hear a little again.” The classical musician said he had suffered hearing loss when he began paying a part-time university professor to write music under his name. Eighteen years later – the truth comes out. Too bad Japanese figure skater Daisuke Takahashi is about to use “his” music for his short program at the Olympics. The Guardian
Well this is just stupid. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is suing President Obama and other top national security officials over the government’s sweeping electronic surveillance program leaked by Edward Snowden. The Kentucky libertarian announced he and a prominent Tea Party group had filed a “historic” civil action on behalf of “everyone in America that has a phone.” The lawsuit alleges that the National Security Agency is violating the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution by collecting American’s meta-data. If anyone should be sued it’s Rand Paul – for plagiarism. I mean, he’s even been accused of plagiarizing the Obama lawsuit! CNN