Batgirl Demands Equal Pay for Women in This 1973 PSA

Here's a vintage PSA where the notion of equal pay for equal work is explained by none other than Batgirl.

Batman and Robin may be imprisoned next to a ticking bomb, but Batgirl isn’t going to save them until she gets fair pay. “I’m paid less than Robin!” she declares. 

The 1960s live-action television version of Batman starred Yvonne Craig as Batgirl. The actress, who died in mid-August at the age of 78, was a pioneer for female superheroes in Hollywood. 

“Same job, same employer means equal pay for men AND women,” Batgirl reminds Batman as the bomb ticks. “It’s no joke; it’s the federal equal pay law.” 

“Holy Act of Congress!” Robin exclaims. Too bad women are still getting paid less 42 years later. 

[h/t: Today’s Document]

Watch Koko the Gorilla Meet Her New Pet Kittens

Koko the gorilla passed away at the age of 46 this week. Though she was best known for her use of sign language, her love of cats is what made her a media darling.

In 1983, the western lowland gorilla reportedly told trainer Penny Patterson that she wanted a cat. Patterson and her fellow researchers at The Gorilla Foundation supported this idea, hoping that caring for a cat might prepare Koko for motherhood.

They gave Koko a lifelike stuffed animal and after she ignored that gift, she was given a gray kitten for her birthday in July 1984. Koko rejoiced. She named the cat All Ball and carried him around like a baby. All Ball got out of Koko's cage and was hit by a car just a few months later. Trainer Penny Patterson shared the news with Koko, who, Patterson said, began crying. “Sleep cat,” she reportedly signed.

For Koko's 44th birthday in 2015, Patterson let her pick out two new pets from a litter of kittens. The result was as cute as you might expect.

For more Koko videos, follow kokoflix on Youtube.

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Testing Summer Life Hacks We Found on the Internet
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With the arrival of summertime comes a host of warm-weather rituals—from cooking s'mores over a campfire to discovering what sort of deep-fried concoctions have made their way to this year's state fair.

Today on Scatterbrained, John Green and friends are celebrating all things summer by testing some warm-weather life hacks, dishing up some fascinating facts on some of your favorite summer treats, and digging into the science of SPF. Slather on the sunblock and watch the full episode below.

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