• Giant male gorilla Shaban at the Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya, Japan. (AFP)Giant male gorilla Shaban at the Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya, Japan. (AFP)

    Gorillas have long been admired for having many interesting features, but handsome good looks isn’t something that often comes to mind. 

    Unless you’re one of the many women in Japan that have been flocking to see Shabani the studly gorilla at the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Nagoya, Japan.  

    Shabani, the Western Lowland gorilla, has captured the hearts of many young Japanese women and they’ve been lining up ever since just to get a glimpse. 

    The 18-year-old silverback, who weighs around 180 kilograms, has been living at the zoo since 2007 but not until recently has the gorilla gained so much popularity.

    (VTC News)(VTC News)According the Agence France Presse, his handsome looks have generated a lot of visitors in the past few months ever since he was used as a model for a campaign in the zoo’s spring festival.

    “He often rests his chin on his hands and looks intently at you,” a zoo spokesman told AFP. “He is more buff than most gorillas and he’s at his peak physically. We’ve seen a rise in the

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  • Dog digs up crabs on the beach so she can play with them

    Curiosity may have killed the cat, but what did it have in store for the dog?

    Curiosity may have killed the cat, but what did it have in store for the dog?

    Never ending entertainment, apparently.

    A beach-dwelling canine named Sheila was enjoying a long walk on Guanico Beach in Panama, when she decided that she wanted to have some seaside fun.

    But first she needed a willing – or unwilling – friend.

    In the video, Sheila is seen with her head buried in the sand as she digs a deep hole. The dog, who must’ve done this before judging by her sheer skill, is then rewarded when a crab is uncovered from under the wet, grey sand.

    The crab tries to make a break for it, but Sheila’s fun has just begun.

    The canine begins chasing the crab up and down the beach, while occasionally swatting it lightly with a paw.

    The crab eventually gets defensive and stands up to the dog, which is at least 50-times its size, by putting its claws up.

    Sheila, unafraid by the bout of bravery, lies down next to the crab with a watchful eye in case it tries to bolt.

    Since being uploaded to YouTube

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  • Just look at that face! (YouTube)Just look at that face! (YouTube)

    This dog got a great birthday surprise, and his reaction is priceless!

    At first it’s just another ordinary day for Maymo the lemon beagle. A lathargic Maymo is seen lying down on the couch, seemingly unamused as his owner rearranges the furniture around him in order to form the ball pit.

    But when thousands of colourful balls are spilled right infront of him, Maymo immediately hops in. As you’ll see in the video below, Maymo can hardly contain his excitement.

    We're not quite sure if he thinks they're just colourful balls or very large pieces of kibble, but that's neither here nor there. Maymo's enjoyment in the ball pit is enough to put a smile on even the surliest of faces.

    The video was posted on YouTube just 24 hours before this story was published and it has already received more than 40,000 views. The video’s description reads: “Since Maymo loved getting 100 balls last year, we decided to up the ante and fill a DIY pit with 1000+ rainbow-coloured balls (because gay marriage!)” 

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  • 'Crime doesn't pay': Notorious crime boss James ‘Whitey’ Bugler pens letter to students

    I know only [one] thing for sure – If you want to make crime pay – Go to Law School."

    Three Massachusetts teens are holding onto a piece of Most Wanted history. Three Massachusetts teens are holding onto a piece of Most Wanted history.

    High school history projects rarely get this much attention, but this is far from your average study of the Battle of 1812

    James “Whitey” Bulger – a convicted murderer and former Boston-area crime boss – wrote a handwritten letter dated Feb. 24 from federal prison in Florida to three high school girls in Lakeville, Massachusetts. 

    He starts off by writing: “I’m sorry but I can’t help you with your school project – There are many people more deserving of your time and interests.”

    But it doesn’t take long for the 85-year-old to turn a leaf and confess his remorse to the teens, which is something he has never done before.

    “My life was wasted and spent foolishly, brought shame and suffering on my parents and siblings and will end soon – Advice is a cheap commodity some seek it from me about crime – I know only [one] thing for sure – If you want to make crime pay – Go to Law School,” Bugler wrote in the letter to the girls.

    According to The Boston Globe, the three 17-year-olds chose

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  • A photographer says he can see the image of 
<strong>Michael Jackson</strong> moonwalking in this cloud. Well, actually, the Internet told him they could see Michael Jackson moonwalking and now it’s gone viral. The photo was taken over Goochland County, Va., during a lightning storm on Tuesday. Kind of spooky, because it was two days before the sixth anniversary of the King of Pop's death. So do you see the image of this...  Here?    Facebook   
<strong> PHOTOS: Take a look back on Michael Jackson’s life in picturesa</strong> Here, let us help you:    Facebook   Do you see him now? "It wasn't even my favorite picture that I took," the photographer, 
<strong>John Plashal</strong>,
<strong> </strong>told USA Today. "I have others that are better but don't have a celebrity in the image." Plashal says he hasn’t edited the photograph in any way, and he actually didn’t see Jackson in it when he submitted it to WTVR CBS 6’s Facebook page. But, “I see it now,” he says. “It’s pretty wild. It's one of those things — believe what you will." In other random news, Russell Crowe says Jackson prank-called him for years:

    Have you ever seen the King of Pop moon walking in a storm cloud?

    In Goochland, Virginia, photographer John Plashal snapped a few photos of a lightning storm and shared his pictures yesterday with the local news station, WTVR CBS 6, on their Facebook page.

    In the photo, a silhouette of Michael Jackson appears in storm, dancing with lightning surrounding him in the background.

    “The image that you see of Michael Jackson just happens to be there,” Plashal told the news station. “It’s pretty wild.” He added that he didn’t alter the photo in anyway.

    When his storm tracker app indicated that a lighting storm was coming, the 45-year-old man set up his camera outside a local restaurant and snapped away.

    The station reports that Plashal was completely unaware of what he captured on his camera.

    “I didn’t know what I had until this morning, to be honest with you, when my phone started blowing up,” he told the news station.

    And it didn’t take long for Twitter and Facebook to blow up as well.

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  • Couple sold everything, quit jobs to sail around the world with their cat

    “I think sailing the world has been great for our relationship."

    (Photo from Facebook/MJ Sailing)(Photo from Facebook/MJ Sailing)

    They gave up their typical life to face high winds and stormy seas… in a boat. 

    Matt and Jessica Johnson quit their day jobs, sold everything and bought a boat to sail the world. They haven’t looked back since.

    In August 2011, the 32-year-olds left their hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in their sail boat. Mirror reports that so far the couple has visited 16 countries from South America to the Caribbean and even crossed the Atlantic Ocean twice.

    In their former lives, Matt was a sales manager at a car dealership and Jessica worked at an auto insurance company. But one day, they decided to sell everything, including their home, and save up for this life-time trip.

    “Our lives were the typical American Dream. Go to school, get married, buy a house, start a career,” the couple told the online news outlet. “So far we’ve also left out the part about having 2.5 kids.”

    But instead of kids, the Johnsons decided to add a new member to their travels by adopting a cat named Georgie. The feline

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  • Killer Clown 5 is easily the creepiest video of the DM Pranks series. (YouTube)Killer Clown 5 is easily the creepiest video of the DM Pranks series. (YouTube)

    DM Pranks are back with another doozie pulled right out of the pages of your worst nightmares.

    This is the production team’s fifth installment of their Killer Clown series, and they’ve kicked it up a notch.

    The video kicks off in a creepy building with a creepy elevator made even creepier as it’s cordoned off with red and white tape with a sign that reads “use stairs.”

    The first victims approach the elevator, read the sign, and head down a corridor where they are led to believe the stairs will be.

    But much to their horror, the couple opens the door and is greeted by a creepy clown staring at a man lying face down on the floor with candles outlining his body. The doors behind them are then slammed shut, locking the couple inside the corridor. It’s safe to say the two are sufficiently terrified at this point. 

    (YouTube)(YouTube)

    And just when things don’t seem as though they can get any worse, a ‘Killer Clown’ from down the hall drags an axe on the floor as it begins to make its move towards the couple. 

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  •  Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Bakor Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Bakor

    On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. This weekend, Toronto will host a Pride festival that has become arguably the highlight of the city’s social calendar. Above it all flies an iconic symbol of hope and progress that has represented the LGBT community for almost 40 years.

    The origin of the Rainbow Flag was more deliberate than one might think. Gilbert Baker, the creator of the flag, said he was inspired by the ubiquitousness of the United States flag during the American Bicentennial.

    “To a degree it started hitting me in 1976,” Baker told told Michelle Millar Fisher of the Museum of Modern Art, which recently acquired the original rainbow flag.

    All of a sudden I’m looking at the American flag everywhere — from Jasper Johns paintings to trashy jeans in the GAP and all kinds of tchotchkes. And I [realized] a flag is something that’s really different than any other form of art — it’s not a painting, it’s not just cloth, it is not a logo. It

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  • We bet this tourist won't be doing this again any time soon. (YouTube)We bet this tourist won't be doing this again any time soon. (YouTube)

    A member of the Queen’s Guard lets it be known that he is more than just a tourist attraction.

    The men in red coats and black hats have become something of a must-see for tourists, making them appear a little less intimidating than they would have hoped.

    But when the time comes, they make it clear that they are not to be messed with.

    In this video, which was reportedly filmed at Windsor Castle, a man is seen mimicking the march of a member of the Queen’s Guard, the Independent reports.

    Off-camera, someone can be heard saying, “his gun is jammed,” implying that the mocker was in no real danger.

    The man decides to press his luck by putting his hand on the soldier’s shoulder, and it immediately becomes clear that the Queen’s Guard has had enough.

    (YouTube)(YouTube)

    Without skipping a beat the guard turns to the tourist, gun pointed directly at his abdomen, and shouts, “Step back from the Queen’s Guard!”

    The tourist immediately jumps back, shocked, while the people behind the camera can be heard laughing.

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  • When the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage on Friday, it kicked off a Pride party that reached across the country. It also meant one store stayed closed a little longer than usual.

    On Friday morning, just before the decision was announced, Red Pegasus Game and Comics in Dallas tweeted a picture of the sandwich board in front of its store. The owners said if the decision came down in favor of allowing same-sex marriage, they’d be late to open - because they were going to go get married first.

    We’d imagine they’re not the only ones flocking to get married; the Supreme Court decision struck down anti same-sex marriage laws in 14 states and cleared the slate for a lot of long-awaited nuptuals.

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