Calvin Klein (Obsession for Jaguars)

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Field biologists are increasingly turning to camera traps to collect data. The set-up is really simple: when an animal passes in front of a camera, an infrared sensor becomes activated, and the camera silently snaps a photo.

Ordeñana is a biologist with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. He’s an expert on camera traps [and] conducts field research on jaguars in Nicaragua.

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According to Ordeñana, a Bronx Zoo researcher once tried a bunch of different scents and discovered that jaguars really liked the Calvin Klein [Obsession for Men] cologne.

“It has civetone and it has vanilla extract”, he says. “[W]e think is that the civetone resembles some sort of territorial marking to the jaguar, and so it responds by rubbing its own scent on it”.

Via Scientific American.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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