TIL that in 1921 a submarine ran out of fuel some 190 Km from Hawaii during searching of a lost tug boat. The submarine had a week's worth of ration on board and no radio communication. The crew make a sail by rigging up blankets. The submarine successfully sailed to Hawaii in a couple of days.
Female orangutans, for example, actually make their own instruments of sexual pleasure: As Petter Boeckman of the Norwegian Natural History Museum delicately put it, they "make dildos out of wood and bark." They're also capable of having fetishes, apparently.
Fruit trees are spread out over the rainforests where orangutans live, flowering and fruiting at different times. The youngsters learn a mental map of the forest layout and where ripe fruit is likely to be at any given time. Orangutans make at least 32 different vocalizations. The “kiss-squeak” expresses excitement or fear.
I would not be able to count the times I had wished I was working on a building project and wished I had "three hands." This orangutan pretty much has 4! It was also super cute how the orangutan got bored and started to find odd positions to sit in / yawn and such much like a young child fighting to stay engaged in a task.
A female orangutan who sat close by was also watching the drama unfold. “Suddenly, this orangutan came closer to the river banks, sat there and watched what this fellow was doing,” Prabhakar said. “When this fellow struggled to pull out his legs, the orangutan put her left hand on the bank of the river and extended her other hand towards him.
Or, as Petter Boeckman of the Norwegian Natural History Museum so delicately puts it, they “make dildos out of wood and bark”. They’re also capable of having fetishes, apparently.
For those who want to make their own, workshops cost £120 ($145) per person which includes materials, prosecco, snacks, subsequent kiln-firing and shipping of your finished dildo. Brydges started ...
Although not as vocal as other great apes, orangutans make a variety of different sounds. Adult male orangutans make what is referred to as a ‘long call‘, a sequence which usually starts with a few softer barking notes, then changes into a long series of heaving roars which gradually lower in frequency and taper off into bubbly drawn-out ...
Nest-making orangutans build for comfort and strength Many great apes build nests to sleep in at night, and these structures are an … Kate Shaw Yoshida - Apr 18, 2012 2:30 pm UTC
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