Tiger Woods And Lindsey Vonn Announce Relationship Via Facebook

Tiger Woods And Lindsey Vonn Announce Relationship Via FacebookOn Monday, Tiger Woods decided to end all of the speculation that he was dating Lindsey Vonn by releasing a few pictures of the two on Facebook and delivering the following statement:

‘Ordinary couple’

This season has been great so far and I’m happy with my wins at Torrey and Doral. Something nice that’s happened off the course was meeting LindseyVonn. Lindsey and I have been friends for some time, but over the last few months we have become very close and are now dating. We thank you for your support and for respecting our privacy. We want to continue our relationship, privately, as an ordinary couple and continue to compete as athletes.

‘Wasn’t a well-kept secret’

Vonn decided to make a statement of her own on her Facebook page:

I guess it wasn’t a well-kept secret but yes, I am dating Tiger Woods. Our relationship evolved from a friendship into something more over these past few months and it has made me very happy. I don’t plan on addressing this further as I would like to keep that part of my life between us, my family and close friends. Thank you for understanding and your continued support! xo LV

For those uninitiated, Woods and Vonn, a famed alpine skier, had been linked together in a rumored romance for the past several months. Things really heated up back in February when Woods reportedly sent his private jet to pick up the injured skier from Austria, an act that screamed, “Those two are so hooking up.”

And now we can confirm that they most certainly are.

Well, does the Tiger Woods-Lindsey Vonn love team get a thumbs up from you or not? Do you think this relationship is for keeps or do we see another heartbreak looming ahead?

Source: Gabe Zaldivar, Bleacher Report

Image: Breitbart

Elephant Mimics Korean Words

Elephant Mimics Korean WordsAn Asian elephant called Koshik has astounded scientists with his Korean language skills. The study is published in the journal Current Biology.

‘Five Korean words’

The study’s lead author Dr Angela Stoeger, from the University of Vienna in Austria, said she first came across Koshik after videos of the elephant, who belongs to Everland Zoo in South Korea, were posted on YouTube. After making contact with the zoo, she went to South Korea to record the animal so she could study its unusual vocal talent. Dr Stoeger and her colleagues found that Koshik’s calls correlated to five Korean words: “annyeong” (hello); “anja” (sit down); “aniya” (no); “nuwo” (lie down) and “choah” (good).

Usually, elephants produce much deeper sounds, sometimes of such a low frequency that they are outside the range of human hearing, and these calls can boom many miles away. While Koshik was capable of producing these more typical elephant noises, he needed the help of his trunk to morph these into something far more human. The researchers said this was behaviour they had not seen before.

‘Anatomic difference’

“He always puts his trunk tip into his mouth and then modulates the oral chamber,” explained Dr Stoeger. “We don’t have X-rays, so we don’t really know what is going on inside his mouth, but he’s invented a new way way of sound production to match his vocalisations with his human companions.”

She added: “If you consider the huge size of the elephant and the long vocal tract and other anatomic difference – for example he has a trunk instead of lips… and a huge larynx – and he is really matching the voice pitch of his trainers, this is really remarkable.”

But while Koshik sounds convincing, the researchers do not believe that he has any comprehension of the words that he is saying. Instead, they think that the elephant took up talking as a way to bond with his human companions.

Do you think we can train animals to talk like humans in the future? Share your thoughts with us!

Source: BBC News

Image: Daily Mail