Weird Stuff: No Threat Gorilla Watching Glasses
And here’s a nice way to get your Hump Day started.
So, you know how gorillas tend to get angry (as do many other creatures) when you look them directly in the eye? Something about the animals being extremely territorial and if you are looking at them they are taking that as a challenge, meaning if you get close enough they’ll try and rip your face off. Well, an INGENIOUS company has developed a way for people to look at those kinds of animals (in the zoo, or out of them) without worrying about sending the wrong message and getting the shit kicked out of you:
This comes via Boing Boing, which has more of the story:
Earlier this month at the Dutch Rotterdam Zoo, an eleven year old male gorilla named Bokito escaped and ran rampant through the Zoo’s food court, injuring a woman when he bit and dragged her some distance. Now, health insurance company FBTO is distributing eye-contact disguising glasses that allow zoo visitors to stare all they like, a behavior that is threatening to most of the great apes.
Best of all about these new glasses, though, is that now we’ll all be able to look at a girl’s cleavage WHILE also making it seem like we’re not giving them any attention at all. Which is what girls love!
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.