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Humor

Fun Friday Link: Video of ‘Zebra’ Escape in Tokyo

Embedded above and on YouTube here: Workers at a zoo in Tokyo this week held a biannual drill to prepare for a potential zebra escape.

Playing the part of the escapee: a zookeeper in a zebra costume. My favorite part is when the creature is “shot,” presumably by a tranquilizer gun, and falls slowly to the ground.

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Misc.

Video of the Week: ‘Monkey Sees A Magic Trick’

Embedded above and on YouTube here: “Monkey Sees A Magic Trick.”

I love it.

Talk About an Identity Crisis

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I noted this on Facebook yesterday, and wanted to share here as well.

So, that new “hog nosed” rat: Consider the “discovery” from the animal’s persepctive.

You’ve lived your life in anonymity, as have your ancestors for time immemorial, and then one day it’s like, BAM. Your photo is plastered all over the Internets — and everyone’s making fun of your nose.

Talk about an identity crisis.

(Image: Discovery.)

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HOWTO

How to Spell My Name, According to Starbucks Baristas Across Southeast Asia

I love coffee.

I have a weird name.

And I live in Singapore and travel regularly in Southeast Asia.

That’s a recipe for some serious Starbucks barista mixups!

Herewith, a collection of misspellings of my name from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and more locations over the last year.

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This one’s from Kuala Lumpur.

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Can’t remember the location of this one.

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This one’s from Jakarta.

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Singapore, I think.

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This one’s also from KL.

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Another one from Singapore.

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And another from Singapore, I think. This one’s pretty close, and completely logical.

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Can’t remember where this one’s from. But it’s certainly phonetically accurate.

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This one’s from Manila

Life would be so boring if my name were James or John.

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Tech

My Favorite April Fools’ Day Gag of 2015: The ‘Motorola Selfie Stick’

I wish every tech firm didn’t feel the need to create an April Fools’ Day gag. But this one, from Motorola, made me smile.

Embedded above and on YouTube here: “Introducing #MotoSelfieStick.”