Elephants drunk on native fruit at South Africa’s Singita Sabi Sand

The abundance of the Marula fruit around Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa, this winter proved to be a great excuse for some elephants to party. Like apples on the ground, Marula fruit ferment after they fall off a tree. An African legend describes the results, and these photos provide the evidence, showing the massive pachyderms as they get hammered. In fact, eyewitnesses described the elephants stumbling, falling over and otherwise displaying signs of boozing familiar to humans.

Singita Sabi Sand (www.singita.com) is in the Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to Kruger National Park. Here’s another slideshow of Kruger’s amazing wildlife.

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Photos of the day - April 24, 2014

Baby gorilla Jengo play’s with the hand of female adult gorilla Kumili at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany –– A polar bear cub plays with its mother at the Leningrad Zoo in St. Petersburg –– Keystone pipeline protesters hold a sign protesting the pipeline while standing in the Reflecting Pool in Washington, DC –– A boy looks at the World War One Wall of Remembrance at the Australian National War Memorial in Canberra –– President Barack Obama and ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility, bow to each other in Tokyo… are just a few of the photos of the day for April 24, 2014.

(Photos by Jens Meyer/AP Photo, Alexander Demianchuk/REUTERS, Mark Wilson/Getty Images, Jason Reed/REUTERS, Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)

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Photographer Steve McCurry has visited Afghanistan more than 25 times since 1978 and his camera is a witness to the incredible change and turbulence the troubled country has faced. The 64-year-old American photographer rose to fame after his image ‘Afghan Girl’ of a young refugee with startling green eyes graced the cover of the National Geographic Magazine in 1985. Forty stunning images from his extensive travels in the country will be exhibited at the Beetles and Huxley gallery in London, from May 12 to June 7.

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Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102

Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died, his grandson said. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.

Grandson Rogelio Marrero confirmed the death Wednesday afternoon.

"Connie" Marrero, as he was known in the States, was renowned for his control and for his presence on the mound despite standing just 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 158 pounds.

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Photos of the day - April 23, 2014

Palestinian farmers gather harvested green wheat outside the West Bank city of Jenin, fans take pictures of South Korean actor Kim Soo-hyun during a fan meeting in Hong Kong and police train their fire hose at protesters against next week’s visit of U.S. President Barack Obama in Manila are some of the photos of the day. (AP/Getty/Reuters)

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1964 World’s Fair


The 1964 World’s Fair was held in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the borough of Queens, New York City, and opened on April 22, 1964. Organized by 20th Century builder Robert Moses, the The 1964 World’s Fair was dedicated to “Man’s Achievement on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe.” Fifty-eight countries participated in the 1964 World’s Fair as did many prominent businesses, including: Chrysler, Bell Telephone, U.S. Steel, General Electric, Ford, General Motors, I.B.M., Pepsi-Cola, Dupont, RCA, and Westinghouse.

The 1964 World’s Fair debuted during the United States’ Space Age era, a time period which is related to space exploration and technology. The World’s Fair is also remembered in part for the futuristic showcasing by American industrial groups, notably General Motors Corporation’s Futurama show.

The fair gave many visitors their first encounter with computer equipment such as Teletype machines, punch cards, and telephone modems, and computer terminals with keyboards and CRT displays. More than 51 million people attended the fair, although fair organizers had hoped for 71 million. The fair closed October 17, 1965.


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Photos of the day - April 22, 2014

South Korean rescue workers operate near floats where the capsized passenger ship Sewol sank during the search and rescue operation in the sea off Jindo, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, sits with acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov during a meeting in Kiev, Ukraine and Britain’s Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, speaks to people from the local aboriginal community near Uluru, Australia are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Reuters)

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is best known for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves and biological diversity. Almost 95 percent of the park is designated wilderness, which is defined by the Wilderness Act of 1964 as, “an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”

First protected in 1864, Yosemite was central to the development of the National Parks system.

During a quick springtime stop in the Yosemite Valley, Yahoo News photographer Gordon Donovan grabbed a few photos and discovered a place that requires several days to capture all of the park’s beauty. (Yahoo News)

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Beautiful Bulldog Contest

Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog. Winning a pageant before her second birthday should boost the Iowa bulldog’s hopes of joining owner Dr. Tiffany Torstenson, in the health care industry.

Lucey beat out 49 drooling competitors Monday to take this year’s “Beautiful Bulldog” pageant, a tongue-in-cheek event designed to kick off the weeklong Drake Relays, an internationally-renowned track and field meet in Des Moines. (AP)

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