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The El Chapo of Orangutans

The El Chapo of Orangutans

Author: Melissa / Source: Today I Found Out Possessing a fine mind for strategy, mechanically inclined, with true and loyal friends, and a fair amount of luck, the greatest zoo jailbreak artist of all time, Ken Allen, was the El Chapo of orangutans. Born at...

Yadav and the Param Vir Chakra

Yadav and the Param Vir Chakra

Author: Karl Smallwood / Source: Today I Found Out The Param Vir Chakra (roughly, the “Wheel of the Ultimate Brave”) is India’s highest military decoration for gallantry during battle and is “awarded for rarest of the rare gallantry which is beyond the call...

Discovering the Caves of Xanadu

Discovering the Caves of Xanadu

Author: Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader / Source: Today I Found Out THE SCENE One Saturday in 1974, two young men affiliated with Southern Arizona Grotto, a spelunking, or “caving,” group based in Tuscon, Arizona, were out exploring, looking for new caves...

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