Sometimes public humiliation is the only way you’ll learn.
Case in point for the penguins at the National Aquarium of New Zealand, in Napier on the North Island, who can be awarded the dubious honour of “naughty penguin of the month,” or conversely “good penguin of the month.”
A picture of the sign was posted on the aquarium’s Facebook page on Saturday, and it made its way to reddit, where it went viral.
In the month of June, Timmy the penguin was the naughtiest of the lot, thanks to stealing fish and pushing another penguin over. Tut tut. Read more…
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Look, let me start by saying Leonardo DiCaprio has done a lot to combat climate change.
He produced a climate change documentary titled Before the Flood that dropped in 2016. He has a foundation “dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants.” The foundation has given $ 61 million to causes that align with that mission statement. He talks about climate change all the time. And, also, he was among the ~200,000 people in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to protest a White House that very much does not share his (scientifically valid) concern for the damage people are doing to the climate. Read more…
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On Sunday night, as the Super Bowl raged on in Houston and in house parties all over the world, people at the largest Silicon Valley companies were putting together the final touches on what would be a historic letter to a sitting American President.
97 tech companies signed on to a 54-page amicus brief—a document, submitted to a court, by non-litigants who have an interest in a case. The brief, filed to Washington State court, opposed President Trump’s ban on immigrants arriving from one of seven Muslim-majority nations.
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While they are important showings of solidarity in retaliation to the threat of oppression, today’s Women’s Marches held in cities around the world have also been possibly the greatest display of sign-making skills and cheeky wit in recent memory.
It should come as no surprise, then, that one of the world’s most treasured actors, Sir Ian McKellen, showed up to London’s event with an absolutely top-notch sign that both extolled the fed up message of the day and trolled his good friend, Sir Patrick Stewart.
McKellen was spotted by a fan, who snapped a pic of him and posted it to Twitter. Read more…
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