There are certain areas of the world that have to keep an eye on water levels no matter what the weather is like. Chickens are a great thing – tasty, healthy, funny-looking – but there’s one thing they aren’t, and that’s physically impressive. They can’t fly and apparently, they don’t float that well, either.
Ducks, on the other hand, can float. It’s one of the things they’re well known for. However, ducks can usually fly – unless they get their wings docked or something like that. Farmers have decided to make the change anyway since one flood can decimate their herd. Of ducks.
That Will Teach Her
Fame does things to people. There are plenty of good-looking guys and gals out there that will never get a second look, but if they're in a movie, suddenly they have men or women camping outside their houses. Pattinson's a looker – don't try to deny it – and so he's had plenty of this.
The thing is, any guy knows how to drive a girl away. Pattinson has plenty of charm to bring out, but he also has complaints. And complaints aren't very attractive. He unloaded all of his issues on the poor girl, despite taking her out on a date, and that was that. After that, he was free and clear.
Ha. Ha. Ha.
You wouldn't expect a storied scientific mind like Hawking to be such a cut-up, but here we are. He took the chance to make a practical joke at the interviewer's expense, and we're all better for it. Though he suffered from a severe medical condition, Hawking could still see the joy and laughter in life, even if it meant making fun of himself.
Hawking is lauded for his scientific works, including stuff as high-level as work with general relativity. The radiation that black holes emit is called Hawking radiation, and he's on the BBC's list of 100 Greatest Britons. He's not remembered for his funny, but maybe he should be.
We Guess There's a Good Reason He Had That Name
Elephants are some of the most wonderful creatures in the world. They're stately, they're wise-looking, and they can stomp a lion flat. That's super cool. They also seem to have some sort of sixth sense when it comes to their loved ones. They say an elephant never forgets, so maybe they all managed to remember exactly where Lawrence Anthony lived.
Were they there to honor someone that treated them with respect, or were they there because he liked handing out treats? We don't know, we aren't elephant whisperers. Hopefully, there's someone to take Anthony's place, so we can finally find out.
Huh. How About That
This is one of the hilarious times when they underpromised and overproduced. Ballard was being financed by the U.S. Navy to find the wrecks of two Navy submarines, the USS Scorpion and the USS Thresher, which both sank in the sixties. They hadn't intended to find the Titanic at all.
He discovered that the submarines had imploded due to the depth, and left a debris trail. After finding the subs, Ballard surmised that the Titanic would have done the same, and so hunted for another debris trail for the Titanic, eventually coming up with one of the biggest finds of the century.