Last week, my girlfriend and I were getting into bed. As our passion began to heat up she said, “I don’t feel like it. I just want you to hold me.” I said, “WHAT?! What was that?!” She said, “You’re just not in touch with my emotional needs as a woman enough for me to satisfy your physical needs as a man.” She responded to my puzzled look by saying, “Can’t you just love me for who I am and not what I do for you in the bedroom?” Realizing that nothing was going to happen that night, I went to sleep.
A three-year old boy climbed the wall around Binti Jua’s (a gorilla) zoo enclosure and fell 18 feet onto the concrete below, rendering him unconscious with a broken hand and a vicious gash on the side of his face. Binti walked to the boy’s side while helpless spectators screamed, certain the gorilla would harm the child. Binti picked up the child, cradling him with her right arm as she did her own infant, gave him a few pats on the back, and carried him 58 feet to an access entrance, so that zoo personnel could retrieve him.