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PeePoo Bags

Biodegradable PeePoo bags have begun to be distributed through Nairobi. PeePoople is behind the idea, believing that the product can be used to alleviate the spread of feces contamination. Instead of flinging “flying toilets”–excrement-filled plastic bags–into the streets where the bacteria spreads and come into contact with humans, people in the shantytown Silanga can now [...]

Cities with the Worst Commute in the World

Think you’ve got a bad commute? IBM feels your pain. The tech giant surveyed over 8,000 commuters in 20 cities around the world to find the city with the unenviable title of having the worst commute on Earth: According to IBM, the [...]

Nairobi’s Wonderful Elephant Orphanage

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for touching animal stories and this National Geographic article about the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust an elephant orphanage in Nairobi. The stories in the article are a must-read for any animal lover. The nursery takes in orphan elephants from all over Kenya, many victims of poaching [...]

Baboon Adopts A Bush Baby

(Video Link) A baboon in the Nairobi Orphanage has taken on quite the adorable little charge with this adorable little bush baby. The video is filled with pure cuteness. Via Cute Overload

Baby Aardvark

Cute alert! Meet Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s newest addition: a baby aardvark! The young male aardvark was born at Busch Gardens on April 10. Busch Gardens’ animal care experts stepped in when they saw that the mother was not attentive. There are only about 35 aardvarks in zoos in North America.With fewer than a dozen successful births [...]

Tongue Length and Other Things You Should Know About Giraffes

The proud papa isn’t able to pass out cigars, but there was still plenty of celebrating at the Cincinnati Zoo, where earlier this month a giraffe has been born for the first time in 26 years. Tessa, a four-year-old Maasai giraffe, delivered the calf at 9:40am on April 2, and 20 minutes later the tyke [...]

Fastest Cat for the Fastest Man

Usain Bolt, who holds the world record for both the 100- and 200-meter sprint, adopted a cheetah named Lightning Bolt, but he isn’t going to make the cheetah into a house cat. Bolt paid $13,700 for adoption rights, and has pledged $3,000 a year for the cat’s upkeep at a wildlife center in Nairobi. The [...]

one handed handstand dangling 300m

One slip and it is all over for this extreme artist as he pushes the boundaries of strength and concentration with his latest incredible balancing feat. Delicately poised one-handed on a ladder 300m up a cliff, Eskil Ronningsbakken repeated this amazing display over 40 times. ‘I’ve had the picture in my mind since 2001, but started realising [...]