Posts Tagged: mating

Are You A Roomgirl? Because Everyone's Dating Their Roommate Now

In which we discover things in our work chatroom.

A Man: My roomgirl works at [REDACTED] so just killing time before I go to an all-you-can-eat sushi place.

Choire: …so that's what they're calling it now.

Another Man: Wait. What's a roomgirl, is that like a wife… or a Roomba.

A Man: Roommate-girlfriend, which is different than girlfriend you live with.

Choire: It's all about Which Came First.

Another Man: Still confusedddd.

A Man: Right. So if you room with someone and make the mistake of marrying them they are forever a RoomPerson.

Another Man: Oh! I'm doing a similar thing: my now-girlfriend was a roommate first but [...]


Nepal Zoo Encourages Platonic Rhino Roommates To Take Their Relationship To The Next Level

A zoo in Kathmandu has built a new enclosure for a pair of rhinoceroses specifically designed to encourage mating. Though they've lived together for 18 years, the 20-year-old male rhino, Kancha has apparently never done it with the 22-year-old "cougar" rhino, Kanchi. "As far as we can tell, Kancha and Kanchi have never mated," said zoo manager Sarita Jnawali, of the two of only 435 one-horned rhinos left in Nepal. "Before, we didn't have the proper facilities for the rhinos to breed, and we hope this new enclosure will help us to increase species numbers." While the story conjures images of heart-shaped mud pools and troughs of champagne, [...]