Bestselling author Neil Gaiman wrote about his recent trip to China, including the experience of holding a year-old panda in his lap.
Utter, utter happiness. Better than any number of awards. Makes being a writer completely worthwhile. I suspect that world peace and harmony would come about in weeks if people just got to put pandas on their laps every few months. Honest.
Link -via Exploding Aardvark
Also read about how giraffes hide in Beijing.
Shurely shome mishtake..?
"Diet -- Despite its taxonomic classification as a carnivore, the panda has a diet that is primarily herbivorous, which consists almost exclusively of bamboo. However, pandas still have the digestive system of a carnivore and do not have the ability to digest cellulose efficiently..."
Looks kinda stoned.