On the 18th of may 2007 a big Gorilla called Bokito escaped from his home in the Zoo in Rotterdam (the Netherlands).
The 180kg gorilla escaped from its enclosure and ran amok in a Rotterdam zoo today, biting one woman, dragging her around, and causing scenes of panic among dozens of families before being subdued, zoo officials said.
The Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo was evacuated and the 11-year old gorilla, named Bokito, was eventually barricaded inside a restaurant, The Rotterdam police said: "at least two people were injured in the incident."
The Zoo spokeswoman said Bokito was shot with a sedative dart and recaptured. It was not immediately clear how the black-backed male managed to climb the high stone walls surrounding his enclosure.
"He got over the moat, which in itself is remarkable because gorillas can't swim," told the Zoo director to reporters. "He got onto a path for visitors and started running and went at full speed through tables and diners at the Oranje restaurant."
The director said four people were injured, including one woman with a bite wound, as the gorilla dashed through the zoo and restaurant, Dutch radio reported.
In the week after the escape Bokito became famous and the woman is still in the hospital.
This is a compilation of the events that happened.
1969, Lately, Floride. Ward Jansen, reporter au Miami Times, revient dans sa ville natale, accompagné de son partenaire d'écriture Yardley Acheman. Venus à la demande Charlotte, femme énigmatique qui entretient une correspondance avec des détenus dans le couloir de la mort, ils vont enquêter sur le cas Hillary Van Wetter, un chasseur d'alligators qui risque d'être exécuté sans preuves concluantes. Persuadés de tenir l'article qui relancera leur carrière, ils sillonnent la région, conduits par Jack Jansen, le jeune frère de Ward, livreur du journal local À ses heures perdues.
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It has been questioned why Walt Disney built the castle relatively small (it only rises 75 feet above the moat), but he actually had a very good reason. He recalled that the tyrants of Europe built huge, imposing castles in order to intimidate the peasents. Disney wanted his castle to be friendly, so it was built on a smaller scale.
When you are walking through the castle away from the statue, and you pass under the Disney Family Seal and you walk a few more steps until you're almost out of the castle, look down and there's a gold spike (survey marker) in the ground.
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Songkran or as it is now known as the Thai New Year started in Lanna around 700 hundred years ago. Then the Lanna Kingdom comprised of North and Northeast Thailand, parts of Laos, Burma and southern Yunnan Province China. Songkran today is still celebrated in these areas except Burma where it has been banned by the military government there. Songkran was not celebrated in the rest of Thailand until around the 1950?s. In Bangkok then most of the workers, as today, came from the north or northeast part of Thailand. When Songkran came around, April 13 ? 15, most of the workers just left work and went to their villages for the New Year. For this reason the government and most businesses had to shut down for Songkran. For this reason this is now an official holiday in Thailand. The meaning of water during Songkran is very important. Pouring water on each other and Buddha statues is to wash away the past and a cleansing for the future year. This started as just pouring water on the hands or on the shoulder of others with a small cup of water. This has now grown into the largest water fight on the planet. Here is a short streaming video of the festival over a two day period. The first day, April 13, is the Songkran parade, which takes place on Muangchareon and Thapae roads at 2 PM and lasts around 3 hours. We then hit the streets to join the water fight mostly concentrated along the moat in the city center.
Pittsburgh Design Firm Builds New Creative Work Environment Complete With a Tree House to Foster Creativity
PITTSBURGH, November 13, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Very few CEOs can say they work in a tree house, unless they're George M. Davison III, CEO and founder of Davison Design and Development.
The product design firm recently opened InventionLand, an innovative workspace designed inside its Pittsburgh warehouse to foster creativity among its staff, known as Inventionmen.
The more than 60,000 square foot facility uniquely features waterfalls, moats and offices on the deck of a "pirate ship," in a faux cave and in a castle. The one-of-a-kind facility was built almost entirely in-house.
"Get creative people out of cubes," said Davison, who founded the company in a basement in 1989. "If I'm going to ask these people to put their hearts, bodies and souls into a project, I'm going to recognize that, because that's a heck of a sacrifice. So, I wanted to give them the best possible place to create in."
InventionLand is composed of 15 departments divided by focus, including automotive, outdoors, juvenile, home and toys. Each department is designed to increase creativity and to offer an environment where the products being designed, created and engineered can be used, tested and photographed in-house.
Davison spends most of his time in Thinktank Treehouse, a workspace suspended on a large faux tree above a stream fed from a waterfall in the rear of the environment.
"InventionLand is made to inspire creative people," Davison explained. "It was built to move belief out of the intangible mental realm and into the physical world. If you're walking in it and living in it, it's easier to be creative. It's more than a place, it's a state of mind."
In addition to the unique, creative environments, InventionLand is part of Davison's factory, producing about 200 new product samples every month. The factory focuses on package samples, prototyping and product construction. For additional information on InventionLand visit InventionLand****.
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There's more to a glacier than just ice. Maddie Moate explains some of the amazing things that have been found inside, from jewels, planes and even people. But the best discoveries are within the architecture of the glacier itself.
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Tokyo is not a single city, but a constellation of cities that have grown together. With a total population exceeding 13 million in the official metropolitan area alone, it is the most populated urban area in the world. Greater Tokyo has a population of 35 million people. The city, being over 400 years old, grew from a modest fishing village of Edo.
What to see / do
* Koishikawa Korakuen – Oldest and most beautiful Japanese landscape garden
* Shibuya – a center for youth fashion and culture
* The Ginza – most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district, featuring numerous department stores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and cafes.
* Tokyo Disneyland – A theme park based on the films produced by Walt Disney.
* Tokyo Imperial Palace – A large park area surrounded by moats and massive stone walls and the residence of Japan's Imperial Family.
* Yasukuni Shrine – Built in order to commemorate and worship those who have died in war for their country
* Yoyogi Koen – One of the largest city parks, featuring wide lawns, ponds and forested areas. It is a great place for jogging, picnicking and other outdoor activities.
* Tokyo International Anime Fair - The Japanese animation industry trade fair, one of the largest animation related events in the world
* The Tokyo Game Show – Held since 1996, it is one of the world's biggest game shows
* The Sanja Matsuri – A 3-day festival held in celebration of the three founders of Sensoji Temple, who are enshrined as Shinto gods
* The Sanno Matsuri - Festival with a parade that winds through almost 20 kilometers of central Tokyo
* The Tokyo Motor Show – one of the world's top motor shows, introducing new cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles.
The moat and drawbridge at the south gate of the Xian city wall.