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October 20, 2021

7-Foot-Tall Statue of Harambe the Gorilla Confronts Wall Street’s Iconic ‘Charging Bull’

Facing down the iconic Charging Bull statue on NYC’s Wall Street is a bronze sculpture of a giant gorilla. But this isn’t just any gorilla; the seven-foot-tall statue depicts Harambe, an ape that was killed by Cincinnati zookeepers after a child climbed into his enclosure. Accompanying Harambe is a pile of 10,000 bananas, placed there by the organizers of the statue. The Harambe sculpture was installed on Wall Street by the social networking platform Sapien.Network.

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October 20, 2021

See How Traditional Hemp Rope Is Made in This Fascinating 17-Minute Documentary

The rise of widespread industrialization in Europe during the middle of the 18th and the beginning of the early 19th centuries brought massive change to how goods were produced. Since that time, many traditional trades, crafts, and customs have fallen by the wayside. In an effort to preserve some of those lost traditions, Spanish director and producer Eugenio Monesma Moliner has spent more than 40 years making ethnographic documentaries on the traditions and customs of Spain.

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October 19, 2021

37 Creative Gifts for People Who Love to Read

There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book and being transported into another world—especially for those who want to avoid the winter season. And while a novel is a welcome gift for any book lover, there’s also plenty of other delightful, reading-related products out there. Even though some might prefer e-books, gift-giving is more special when you exchange something thoughtful and physical, hand-to-hand.

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October 19, 2021

Watch a Livestream of a Mama Cheetah Caring for Her Five Newborn Cubs

On October 12 at Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), a cheetah mom named Rosalie gave birth to five healthy cubs. The remarkable moment was recorded live from their den, where the adorable family continues to thrive. Giving birth is no easy feat for anyone, but Rosalie was shown calmly delivering each cub, one at a time, between 5:20 a.m. and 11:17 a.m.

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