Sunday, December 18, 2016

Going to the zoo my team and I spent a lot of time by the polar bears, watching one in particular swim back and forth with to no end. We later leaned from a trainer there that the polar bears favorite activity is to play around swimming, and that is in fact what they spend most of there time doing in the wild! It is a great way for them to work out and stay active when not looking for food. It was amazing to watch the bear swim back and forth so effortlessly, as heavy as the animal was it traveled between each forceful push with such grace and ease. Every once in awhile it would take a break and rest above water. Eventually the trance watching the bear broke as it stopped swimming which is when we talked to the trainer for awhile then moved on. 

The next spot we spent the remainder of our time was at the monkey exhibit. I began interacting with a monkey, who I managed to entertain enough for him to sit by my sad threw the class for about 15 minutes. We with simple interactions, then eventually I grabbed my phone and looked up “Funny animal videos” then proceeded to press it to the glass the monkey found very entertaining. He would react to what was happening in the videos after waited patiently for 10 minute for the video to finish. 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Hey you guys! I don't know if any of you have interest in looking at this but its the book I made of everyones opinions on why we exist! Sorry if they are a little hard to read the would not upload full res:) Enjoy!!

This is a really great Ted Talk about Monika Lewinsky's views on how technology has changed our social construct of communication and harassment! Defiantly worth watching!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

Monkey Light's!!!

Monkey Light's are making safety cool! They are waterproof, shockproof, create the rider to be fully visible in dark hours, and make your bike totally awesome. This video reminded me of our product project- bizarre ideas that actually end up being extremely successful, and beneficial to mankind.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Peacock Spiders!

I know we already did the biology stuff earlier in the semester, but this species I found was too awesome to pass up!
I recently found out about the Peacock Spider. It's an species in the arachnid group that are very small in stature, but giant in charisma! The superpower of the Peacock Spider is in the way they mate. Male Peacock Spiders use the language of dance. I'm totally not kidding. They are not only the choreographers, but they also create their own house music to dance to! It even gets to a point that male Peacock Spiders often compete with other males to see if their dancing is up to par. It's like Step Up but with little spiders. If a male spider's dancing isn't up to the standards of the female, the female will not hesitate to eat the male, but only if their dancing is bad. They're not only dancing for sex, but they're dancing for their lives.
The female spiders are known as the "Tina Belchers" of the animal kingdom. All they need is a cute butt and some good dance moves to get them in the mood.
This is a video of a male spider dancing to the YMCA. It's pretty great.