Fog over Westminster — A bus travels over Westminster Bridge as the Houses of Parliament is shrouded in fog in central London Wednesday Dec. 11, 2013. Early morning fog caused transportation problems in the capital with a number of flights canceled. (AP Photo/Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Sign language interpreter hired for the memorial of Nelson Mandela proved to be a fake. The guy flailed his hands around with no apparent meaning, leaving deaf observers frustrated.
>South Africa in charge of organizing a memorial service to their most well regarded leader
Sexegenarian Albatross Breeds Again!
The albatross Wisdom, at almost 63 the world’s oldest, banded wild bird, laid another egg in late November, a year and a day after her last one. She’s at Midway Atoll Refuge, nesting site for 71 percent of the world’s population of Laysan albatross.
(via: USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System)
I’m glad the UK has pretty strict laws covering native reptiles.
All our wild reptiles are protected by law and it’s illegal to intentionally kill or harm them. Our most endangered snake, the Smooth Snake, is also covered by additional laws that make it illegal to posses, handle or disturb them in any way. The maximum penalty for breaking these laws is a £5000 fine and/or 6 months in jail per animal!
Happy 20th anniversary to the Legend of Zelda CDi games. I’m sure the developers don’t regret it at all.