An Ape Bites His Handler's Fingers Off, Waits 8 Months, And Then Literally Apologizes

What follows is the amazing story of Kanzi the bonobo. He can recognize 600 words, he can order dinner, and he might even be able to physically speak in English. When Kanzi and his handler get into a disagreement, some pretty crazy things go down.

If you’re curious about the story of Lucy referenced at the beginning of the recording, follow the link below.

Check out the section about Lucy right here.

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1 Billboard I Wouldn't Mind Seeing All Over America (And The World)

It’s entirely green, it’s a monument to urban sustainability, AND it offers a Wi-Fi signal. Screw the Hollywood Sign, I hope these babies become the universal symbol for LA’s skyline. 

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One Of The Easiest Crimes To Commit And One Guy’s Simple Reason For Not Doing It

This guy’s no environmentalist, but he has a reason for choosing not to litter that most of us can relate to. And when it comes to recycling, it’s best to stay on his good side.

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Good Luck Finding A More Polite Takedown Of Climate Change Deniers

Meet Elon Musk. He co-founded PayPal, runs an electric car company, and builds space rockets. Despite all that, he barely needs any evidence to prove why we need to act on climate change. Those climate change deniers are afraid of him, and they should be.

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There's An Important Reason To Check The Tags On Clothing. And It's Not To Get The Size.

Every last drop of water really does matter. It’s not like it grows on trees. This video is just one minute and 30 seconds, and it might give you a few new ideas (or serve as a good refresher) on how to save water. And you can always make a donation to an organization that helps provide clean water to those who need it.

He talks about “popping a hippo” in your toilet. I can’t be the only American who hadn’t heard of that, right? I googled it, and in the UK, it’s a unit that sits in the toilet tank so it uses less water every time you flush. You can also fill up a plastic bottle and drop it in for the same result.

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One Guy With A Marker Just Made The Global Warming Debate Completely Obsolete

The EPA recently released new rules to cut carbon emissions from power plants. (To learn more, check out this
article.)

Of course, global warming is too colossal of an issue to summarize on a whiteboard, but the way this guy divides the possible futures of humanity makes a lot of sense. Skip to 1:28 for the whiteboard magic.

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Everyone Hates Grocery Shopping. But With This Info When You Hit The Aisles? Scene Control.

Kit Kat, Coke, Tropicana, Cheerios, Snickers, Lipton, Oreos! It’s just about impossible to eat without consuming something from the world’s top 10 food companies. And these gorilla multinationals have major impact on the lives of women, farmers, and on the environment. Only, some of them aren’t doing so well. Who’s got the clout to make these companies honest? Scroll down and get the inside info.

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The Single Most Mind-Altering Photograph Humanity Has Ever Taken

When you see photographs of the Earth from far away, the implications may not immediately be clear. Listen as Carl Sagan breaks it down.

This photograph of Earth taken by Voyager 1 was dubbed “Pale Blue Dot.”

For more videos featuring the calming bass of Carl’s voice, check out
The Sagan Series on YouTube.

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