Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Talking Elephant

The amusement park ”Everland” in Seoul, South Korea, recently announced that their 16 year old elephant named Kosik is able to speak! – Or at least say 8 different words in Korean.

According to Kosik’s trainer through the last 10 year, Kim Jong-Gap, the elephant can among other words say, “Hi” , “Yes”, “No” and “Go lay down”.

At first it was very difficult to understand what he was saying, but I could see that he was trying to copy me, say Kim Jong-Gab.
Scientists has previously proved that elephants can mimic sounds, and according to Everland amusement park, it is the first time that an elephant have copied human language.

Vets and scientists are now going to study Kosik in order to learn more. We are still awaiting the elephants first interview.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

International Talk Like a Pirate day.

This Tuesday you will get the chance to let out your inner pirate and growl at people around you, as it is the international “Speak like a pirate day”.
There is no political agenda, just good clean and pointless fun!
It all began when a couple of young guys started using pirate phrases while playing racket ball in their local gym. Today the whole world is grrrr’ing away on September 19th as it is the international “speak like a pirate day”. The 3 friends John Baur, Mark Summers and Brian Rhodes began spreading the message after their Racket ball session, and the world followed with great enthusiasm.
Being the season of the second Pirates of the Caribbean film, is very helpful in the promotion of the day.

So when sitting in your cubic office, or standing in line at the local store on Tuesday, remember that it is okay to let out a “Grrrrr”, “Arrgggg” or a “Lets sink those land lovers”.

More info at www.talklikeapirate.com