Leaping Lizards

Even giant reptiles get thirsty.

Leaping Lizards

July 2021   minute read

A six-foot-long monitor lizard sneaked into a 7-Eleven in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, and climbed onto shelves in search of food, tossing several cartons of milk onto the ground in the process. Customers and staff hid behind the counter until animal control could capture the animal and safely release it into the wild. Monitor lizards eat fish, snakes and frogs, but the area had been experiencing some dry weather, so its typical diet may have been harder to find, leaving the lizard no choice but to grab a snack at its local c-store.

Absolutely, I Do

If you’re a fan of the popular TV show The Office, you know that Jim Halpert proposes to Pam Beasley at a gas station in the pouring rain. The Office stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey share on their Office Ladies podcast that although it wasn’t a real gas station, the set was modeled after a gas station that show creator Greg Daniels visited often when driving on the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut. The show crew simply used Google Street View to find a real gas station off the parkway and built the set to match. Another fact the hosts shared was that it cost the show $250,000 to shoot the scene, which was only 52 seconds long—the most expensive scene in the entire series.

To-Go Bag

No can for gas, but you still need to stock up? Don’t take a page from one gas station customer’s book and just use a couple of plastic grocery bags. A video circulating on social media shows a woman filling a bag with gas and placing it in the trunk of her car. Although this method of gas handling is extremely dangerous, she did double bag it—you know, just in case.

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