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Sumatran tiger cubs play with a blackboard during the London Zoo's annual stocktake photocell, where every animal in the zoo is counted and weighed
Is my own cat's tendency to chew on the side of my laptop part of its wild DNA, or a neurotic tic borne from a life in captivity? Hard to say.
—Erin Keane, managing editor
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A zookeeper counts Humbolt penguins during the London Zoo's annual stocktake photocall
- Have you seen that? It's green.
- Keep walking. Don't look. Be cool.
—Mireia Triguero Roura, editorial assistant
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105-year-old Robert Marchand sets a World record at the Saint-Quentin-en Yvelines race track
Meet Robert Marchand, who just set a world record in cycling in the elite over-105 age group. That's right – over-105. His resumé includes stints as a firefighter, a lumberjack, a gardner and, being French, a wine seller! Let's all raise a glass to M. Marchand and keep up with him!
—Benjamin Wheelock, senior art director
Washington, D.C. Joshua Roberts/Reuters
Senator Tammy Duckworth caries her daughter during during a mock swearing with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Capitol Hill
Thinking about the next four years is anxiety inducing, but let's not forget that a number of incredible forces of nature are joining the House and Senate, where they will fight the good fight on behalf of their constituents. Foremost among them is Senator Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat who served two terms in the House before ousting incumbent Republican Mark Kirk on Nov. 8. She was one of seven new senators and 27 re-elected senators sworn in to office by outgoing Vice President Joe Biden, and has a reputation for being tough as nails.
—Melanie McFarland, TV critic