- Southwest Airlines passengers receive free Nintendo Switch consoles and Mario Maker 2 Wednesday 9:10 PM
- The Deplorable Choir drops diss track aimed at 4 congresswomen from Trump’s racist tweets Wednesday 8:09 PM
- Florida city is pushing homeless people out by playing ‘Baby Shark’ on a loop Wednesday 7:27 PM
- A ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot is coming to HBO Max–and fans are not happy with the casting details Wednesday 6:44 PM
- Beto can’t leverage his slave owner ancestry to gain Black voters’ trust Wednesday 5:51 PM
- Oakland to become the third U.S. city to ban facial recognition Wednesday 5:50 PM
- ‘Release the Snyder Cut’ billboards pop up outside of San Diego Comic-Con Wednesday 5:24 PM
- Iggy Azalea and Peppa Pig have an epic Twitter fight Wednesday 4:39 PM
- Should you be concerned about your privacy on FaceApp? Wednesday 4:15 PM
- Google ‘terminates’ Dragonfly, its censored search engine for China Wednesday 3:33 PM
- AOC rips Facebook during Libra House hearing Wednesday 3:14 PM
- The time traveler conversation meme finds its way to TikTok Wednesday 2:52 PM
- Grimes claims she had an ‘experimental’ eye surgery and practices sword fighting Wednesday 2:42 PM
- 70 Border Patrol employees under investigation for posts in secret Facebook group Wednesday 1:45 PM
- Republican’s Operation Safe Return criticized as cover for mass deporation Wednesday 1:42 PM
Stressed? Try watching some cute animals instead.
Today is going to be weird, stressful, and potentially surprising depending on which side of the electorate you fall. If you’re looking for a bit of stress relief, the Houston Zoo has you covered. The popular wildlife destination is spending the day giving Facebook viewers a live tour of their facilities, complete with staff interviews and lots of fantastic creatures.
You’ll see live chats with both park officials and animal specialists, as well as some awesome views of the animals that call the park home. Viewers were already treated this morning to the soothing views of the zoo’s famous jellyfish tank and a look inside the park’s opening procedures as they welcome visitors in.
The zoo is utilizing Facebook Live, the streaming video platform that the social network launched earlier this year. The service has come under fire numerous times for showcasing disturbing video streams, a trend that highlights the unpredictable nature of live video. However, the Houston Zoo’s live stream is a pleasant oasis in the sea of election insanity on the internet today.
Mike Wehner is a former tech editor for the Daily Dot who now writes for BGR. His work has appeared everywhere from Yahoo to CNN, and there’s a good chance his Apple Watch is dead right now.