Disguise Your Eyes at the Zoo


Did you know that gorillas get mad when you make eye contact with them? The next time you go to the zoo, you would be wise to wear these special glasses.

A zoo in the Netherlands is actually giving these glasses to visitors so they don’t get attacked by gorillas! Wow, really? I’d love to see a whole crowd of people wearing these, it would be so surreal (and more than a little creepy).

The Rotterdam Zoo is giving away cardboard glasses that make it appear that you’re looking off to one side; these are gorilla-viewing glasses, meant to avoid incidents in which gorillas attack visitors for making eye contact with them. The glasses’ introduction follows an attack on a woman by an escaped gorilla…


[via Geekologie]

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One Response to Disguise Your Eyes at the Zoo

  1. Chajiko says:

    I hope I have some of these the next time I’m wandering Africa’s jungles without a guide. Or the next time I run into a gym teacher I once knew. Either way.

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