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Darryl “Kwisatz Haderach” Barnes
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There’s an elephant at a zoo outside Seoul that speaks Korean.

— You mean, it understands some Korean commands, the way a dog can be trained to understand “sit” or “stay”?

No, I mean it can actually say Korean words out loud.

— Pics or it didn’t happen.

Here, watch the video.

To be fair, the elephant, a 26-year-old Asian male named Koshik, doesn’t really speak Korean, any more than a parrot can speak Korean (or English or Klingon). But parrots are supposed to, well, parrot — and elephants are not. And Koshik knows how to say at least five Korean words, which are about five more than I do.

The really amazing part is how he does it. Koshik places his trunk inside his mouth and uses it to modulate the tone and pitch of the sounds his voice makes, a bit like a person putting his fingers in his mouth to whistle. In this way, Koshik is able to emulate human speech “in such detail that Korean native speakers can readily understand and transcribe the imitations,” according to the journal Current Biology.

What’s in his vocabulary? Things he hears all the time from his keepers: the Korean words for hello, sit down, lie down, good and no.
Lest you think this is just another circus trick that any Jumbo, Dumbo or Babar could pull off, the team of international scientists who wrote the journal article say Koshik’s skills represent “a wholly novel method of vocal production and formant control in this or any other species.”

Like many innovations, Koshik’s may have been born of sad necessity. Researchers say he started to imitate his keepers’s sounds only after he was separated from other elephants at the age of 5 — and that his desire to speak like a human arose from sheer loneliness.
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Warming oceans, while detrimental to some fish, may be creating beneficial growing conditions for some cephalopods.
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Fascinating.
Provocative new research leads to the hypothesis that infections may produce a fierce reaction that leaves debris in the brain, causing Alzheimer’s.
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The craving is real
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+Shaana Banana  bby come back to me!!!
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Page one of snow crash.....this shit is already epicically prophetic 
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Excellent book!
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Hey +Laurent Crenshaw​​ didn't DEI invent this technology (remote start) like 30 years with the Viper Alarm? Lol the nerve o apple... 
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 55 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's winning invention for advanced vehicle access and control system. Before there was ever a whisper of Project Titan, Apple had invented ...
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I had a Viper alarm on my Camaro 
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This is not good....

One was a hatchling about a foot long sitting on a porch in Miami. Another was found on the property of a private zoo in Homestead, Fla., and a third, a 10-pound female, was captured in a public park, also in Homestead.

Finally, five months later, in March 2012, a three-foot-long female was trapped in a canal in Homestead. This one was tagged and released.
Four of the animals have been discovered in Florida. So far, there is no indication that they are reproducing.
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Why would they tag and release a Croc down here? That makes no sense to me
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#Rocks  
A former Microsoft technologist questions NASA’s efforts to identify space rocks and their proximity to Earth.
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The subways in Boston, New York and Washington need billions of dollars to replace old infrastructure and to meet rising demand. In the meantime, riders are bracing for the worst.
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Shout out to the 80s babies who's childhoods weren't ruined by terrorism and wratched moms on friend face.
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Connect Your Car! Start, Control, and Locate Your Car From Virtually Anywhere with SmartStart. Remote Start, Unlock, Lock your car from your Apple iOS or Android smartphone.
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If I knew that the end of the world was near, I'd want to be in Jacksonville because it's always 20 years behind the times. 
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+Darryl Barnes - Yea, but the "J" ville Marines down there really drink the Koolaid. That's why I didn't get along with them to well, my second hitch.
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