Officials at the Los Angeles Zoo say they’ve recruited the LAPD to help look for a most unusual sort of trespasser: a man caught on video scaling a barrier and slapping one of two hippos in the pen below. The now-viral video, recorded from the other side of the enclosure by what sounds to be a young woman, shows the man slowly climbing over a railing, then reaching down to slap the butt of 4-year-old Rosie, who appeared to be snacking alongside her mother, Mara. Zoo officials warn that what happened was anything but funny. Any unauthorized interaction with an animal is unsafe for the animal and potentially unsafe for the tresspasser. Despite being depicted as cute and cuddly, hippos are responsible for more human deaths in Africa than any other big animal. If caught the suspect could be hit with a misdemeanor charge.
When the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots square off tomorrow night at Gillette Stadium in a Super Bowl LII rematch, the Patriots will be reminded of their 41-33 loss thanks to a billboard erected just down the road from the Patriots’ home stadium. Gina Lewis, who described herself on Twitter as “an Eagles fan in New England,” financed the billboard with money raised on GoFundMe. The original goal of $5,000 to cover the billboard fee was reached in less than a month. The billboard celebrates Eagle’s quarterback Nick Foles catching his own touchdown pass on the left side of the billboard, and on the other side, it shows Brandon Graham’s strip sack of Tom Brady late in the fourth quarter.
And Cleveland Browns fans will have the opportunity to celebrate the team’s first regular-season win with free beer. Bud Light is placing “Victory” fridges filled with beer at ten Cleveland-area bars. When the game officially ends and the Browns have come out victorious, the electromagnet being used to keep the fridges locked will be turned off with remotely. In order to be eligible for the free 16-ounce aluminum bottle, fans must be inside the bar when the clock runs out and they must be 21-years-old. You may remember that last season the Browns became just the second team in NFL history to finish 0-16.