today I learned: elmer fudd originally wanted to shoot bugs bunny with a camera. he was just trying to take wildlife photos when bugs drove him insane, nearly drowning him (which then caused elmer to become a vegetarian who enjoys hunting for the sport of it). also, john young (an american astronaut) smuggled a roast beef sandwich into space. next, dropping molten glass into cold water produces a tadpole-like shape whose head can withstand hammer blows, but which explodes violently if its tail is damaged. finally, alex the parrot’s last words to his caretaker were, “you be good. I love you.” man I love animals.