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Chimps escape from UK zoo, Ke$ha “born with tail”, and Buffy return for Gellar? – News in world records

 
 
 
 
 
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The record breakers in the news today

A zoo in Leicestershire, UK has been forced to temporarily close after eight chimpanzees managed to escape.

Twycross Zoo was placed on lock down this morning after the chimps sneaked into a "secure service area" within their enclosure, leading to safety concerns.

The Zoo reopened two hours later after the animals were eventually lured back into their pen with ice cream and fizzy drinks.

The world’s first zoo was situated in the ancient settlement of Hierakonpolis in Egypt.

Archaeological discoveries made south of Egypt’s Luxor region in 2009 suggest the existence of a vast menagerie of animals – 112 creatures in total, including elephants, wildcats, baboons and hippos – dating back to 3500 BC.

The zoo – likely to have been privately owned, as the animals were buried in an elite cemetery – was unearthed during excavations of the settlement.

A new study suggests UK families are more likely to watch TV together now than they have been in over a decade.

The report by communications regulator Ofcom said 91% of adults watched their main TV set once a week - up from 88% in 2002, with the rise attributed to mobile devices taking teens out of bedrooms and back into family rooms.

The largest TV audience for a live broadcast was set on 6 September 1997 when an estimated audience of 2.5billion tuned in to watch a broadcast of the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales at Westminster Abbey, London.

Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar has spoken about the possibility of reviving Buffy The Vampire Slayer for a movie.

Gellar, who starred as stake-wielding heroine Buffy Summers in the cult TV show which ran from 1997 and 2003, told E! News: "If there was ever the right story, we would do it."

Buffy the Vampire Slayer had the largest make-up budget for a TV show, with a weekly average of £3,000 (£1,818) allocated for contact lenses, foam-rubber appliances and false teeth; the cost of the whole body transformations, however, often exceeded £30,000 (£18,186).

Finally pop star Ke$ha has claimed she was born with a 'tail'.

"I had a tail when I was born," the singer told Heat. "It was a tiny tail, about a quarter of an inch, then they chopped it off and stole my tail. That was when I was little. I'm really sad about that story."

Human embryos have a tail that measures about a sixth of the size of the embryo itself, but it is commonly absorbed as the foetus grows. In very rare cases, a child is born with the remnants.

The longest dinosaur tail is that of the North American sauropod Diplodocus, which lived during the late Jurassic Period, approximately 145 million years ago. Its tail measured

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