Saying Goodbye to a Friend


Koko the gorilla met Robin Williams in 2001. He reportedly made her smile for the first time in six months.

When the comedian died in 2014, Koko’s keepers broke the news to her. She signed the word, “Cry.”

When The World’s Great Authors Formed a Cricket Team

What do literary giants do when they aren’t writing history’s greatest books? There’s no better way to stave off a case of writer’s block than to play a rousing game of cricket. That seemed to be the motivation of a cadre of famous writers who formed the most literary-talented cricket team in history.

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Big, Fat, Hairy Word Origin

When Thomas Savage attempted to develop the first scientific classification of the large primate we know as the gorilla, he reached back over 2,000 years and found a word in a long-filed and nearly-forgotten report. 

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