The poop flinging is an evidence of the ability of other primates to plan for the future. I remember reading about a chimp in a zoo who didn't like summer visitors pestering him. All winter, he saved up his hardened feces. The following summer, he flung it all, day by day at the visitors.
Zoologists found it fascinating and didn't immediately take his stockpile of feces away.
@Praxis - Actually, I read somewhere that chimps don't fling poop in the wild unless they are frequently around people. Chimps in zoos only fling poop when people are around. They do it because they like to see the expressions of disgust on people's faces
@MajorStackings Yeah, Pecker.
I mean the movie is called Pecker, not that you're a pecker
I just started volunteering at an animal shelter, but I didn't tell them that I want to free up some space by killing the cats and feeding them to the dogs. It would have the added benefit of reducing expenditures on dog food.
I have only met one cat that I didn't hate. He had profound brain injuries from being run over by a car. His right front leg had healed the wrong way, so the paw stuck out to one side. He barked. He lived in my brother's house, with a pot belly pig, and there was a huge piggy door three times bigger than a doggy door, but the cat was so messed up that he couldn't find the enormous door, and would just walk into the wall. If you started petting him, then stopped, he would bark, then bite you
Towards the end of "The Best of Both Worlds (Part 2)", we have the following exchange:
CRUSHER: Life signs are stable. The DNA around the microcircuit fibre implants is returning to normal.
TROI: How do you feel?
PICARD: Almost human. With just a bit of a headache.
Does anyone know the title or author of a short story that was published in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction magazine, 1981 (not sure of month), where a man is turned into glass/mirror and is assassinated in the end?
My cousin was living with me for a while, and I had two ferrets at the time. I went away for a weekend and left him with the ferrets. He brought home a hamster or gerbil (I forget which), locked the ferrets in their room, and left the hamster in a shoebox on the floor in the kitchen. I knew nothing about this. I came home, let the ferrets out, and within seconds, saw the older one running towards me with a ball of fur in her mouth.
We had a quiet funeral later that day.
the casket was a Pringles can cut in half.
Yes, my ferrets had their own bedroom. My cousin lived on the couch at first, then moved into the walk in closet.
The ferret was totally bent on keeping the dead hamster. She saw me blocking the door to her room, and tried to jook left and right like a basketball player. I had to throw myself on the floor and grab her, then wrestle the dead hamster out of her mouth.
@randal'thor - Never complained about sleeping in the couch and then on the floor of the closet.
In Terminator Genisys, Kyle Reese goes back in time and we find out that Kyle is Sarah Connors' "mate" and John Connors'father even though Kyle was born 30 or 40 years after Sarah Connors. A similar trip by Kyle to the past caused the birth of John Connors in an earlier movie. ... So there is a p...
It seems obvious that Terminators don't have vocal cords, and their speech is probably generated by some kind of speaker assembly linked to a speech processor. However, every time we see a Terminator speaking, it moves its mouth just like a human would. In most cases, this is presumably because...
In the late 90s television series La Femme Nikita, subjects are interrogated by Section 1 in the so-called "White Room". When they are not immediately forthcoming or cooperative, they are sometimes subjected to a particular treatment that, to my knowledge, is not shown on screen.
Two rather tac...
Are the foods in the Star Wars Universe the same as ours'? Do they have strawberries or potatoes or something? I know that they might have some food other than the food that we also have, but I'm wondering if they have any food like ours'.
I don't remember any of the movies dealing with deep and wide water, but I would imagine the Terminators would either have to walk along the bottom, or have to find a vehicle or something to use as a bridge. I don't think they'd be able to swim, or even know if they could withstand sustained tota...
This story appeared in an anthology published no later than the mid 90's.
It is about a future society without currency, where everything is provided through requisition kiosks (although the kiosks also deny requests, hinting of Big Brother). People spend their days playing games or betting on t...
@MajorStackings : Yeah, it's annoying. That's been happening a bit lately. But not as annoying as the person who kept changing his or her mind, downvoting, upvoting, and downvoting again my answer to scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/71144/…
I think it had something to do with the bounty, which was silly, 'cause it was only 50 points.
Oh well. Anyway, I like your water question --- it's definitely legit.
@Praxis I just rewatched War Games. It was set in Seattle. I didn't recognize anything outside the stock shots. A ferry on a run that doesn't exist in front of the Space Needle. But whenever you see the skyline from a distance, that's my old stomping grounds. I grew up a couple miles away.
I had a collection of Science-Fiction short stories back in the 80s. There was one story set in the future where everyone went through a programming process that would "teach" them how to perform the necessary skills for specific careers. The main character's brain is not programmable and is sent...
J'onn J'onzz, AKA Martian manhunter, has the ability to go intangible.
My question being, why does he not use this ability full-time whilst in battle?
Are there any limitations to his intangibility, or is the answer out-of-universe?