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Same-Sex Penguin Couple Become New Parents After Hatching Adopted Egg

The two female penguins have been able to “adopt, hatch and raise an egg from another couple.”

Mark Andrew




  • Two female penguins in Valencia, Spain’s Oceanografic Aquarium have become new parents after successful hatching an adopted egg.
  • The story went viral online after the aquarium wrote a blog and shared some photos of the adorable family.
  • According to Oceanografic, this is the first time something like this happened on their aquarium.

Two female penguins from in Spain recently made headlines after becoming parents to a newly-hatched egg.

Penguins Electra and Viola of Valencia’s Oceanografic Aquarium have adopted another couple’s egg after the aquarium crew members placed it in their nest.

Electra and Viola have been described as an “exceptional pair.”

In a recent blog post dated August 17, 2020, the aquarium shared that the two female penguins have been able to “adopt, hatch and raise an egg from another couple, something that’s happened for the first time at the Oceanografic.”

“Welcome to the world, little one!”

As of the moment, the newborn chick remains unnamed. We learn, however, that it is one of the three born out of the 25 Gentoo penguins currently at Oceanografic.

According to the staff, Electra and Viola have been spotted creating their own nest using stones and so they decided to move a fertile egg there to begin the breeding process.

Of course, Oceanografic was quick to point out that same-gender couples is actually not very rare in some animals.

“The formation of same-sex pairs is common in more than 450 species of animals and occurs both in zoos and in nature,” their website pointed out.

But since it’s the first time something like this happened in the aquarium, then it’s definitely worth-celebrating.

No wonder the story immediately went viral online as it has been picked up by several news outlets including the Daily Mail, Independent, People, and many others.

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750 Million Genetically-Engineered Mosquitoes to be Released in Florida Keys

However, scientists are unconvinced that these “Robo-squitoes” are safe.

Ann Moises



  • Local authorities already approved the release of 750 million "Robo-squitoes" in Florida Keys in 2021 and 2022.
  • These genetically-modified mosquitoes are programmed to control Aedes aegypti.
  • Local residents and environmental groups object the proposal due to the lack of comprehensive studies about the modified mosquitoes' impact on humans and the environment.
  • Oxitec also plans to release these mutant mosquitoes in Harris County, Texas beginning next year.

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Bizarre ‘Sea Monster’ Figurehead Recovered from Centuries-Old Shipwreck

People believed it could ward off evil spirits.

Ann Moises



  • In 2015, a team of experts from Sweden raised an extremely unique figurehead from a Danish warship that sank in the Baltic Sea over 500 years ago.
  • The carved, wooden 'sea monster' figurehead was like a 'fantasy animal' that appeared to have either swallowed or spat out a human being.
  • The artifact belonged to the Gribshunden, the flagship of King John of Denmark, that sank in 1495 after the vessel caught fire.

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Guy Invents The Karen Neutralizer, A Gun That Shoots Masks on People’s Faces

The finished “mask blaster” looked like something out of the movie Mad Max.




  • YouTuber Allen Pan used a car's brake line, pistol grip from a spray paint can, a solenoid valve from a pressurized CO2 canister, and some custom electronics.
  • His first attempt on an artificial head went perfectly, but became problematic on the succeeding tries.
  • He went to Huntington Beach to try testing it in an outdoor environment.

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