Atlas Obscura reported recently that “50 Escaped Baboons Shut Down a Paris Zoo“, which caught my eye.
We’re currently working our way through the three Planet of the Apes reboot movies and the post on Obscura made me think of the scene in the first movie when all the apes escape the experimental labs and head for the wild.
Readers often applaud authors for their imagination and ability to creative stories out of whole cloth. However, we often don’t have to. The real world is bizarre enough. A few tweaks, a twist, a name change to protect the innocent, and our work is done.
Next time you find yourself going, “Oh, that would never happen!” when you read or watch fiction…stop and ask yourself if that is really true!
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