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These Sour Gummy Sloths Are Cute Enough to Eat

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Haribo may have our hearts when it comes to regular gummies (the Twin Snakes are practically candy royalty), but Trolli's got the market cornered on sour gummies. The sweets company is known for its Sour Brite Crawlers, better known simply as "sour worms." If you love the flavor but are a little creeped out by eating worms, you might be more inclined to try their brand new and super cute alternative: Sour Bright Sloths!

The adorably slow mammals, beloved by Kristen Bell, can now be found in candy form in most 7-Eleven locations. The tropical flavors include pineapple and lime, strawberry and grape, and blue raspberry and berry punch. Thanks to their shape, the sloths can be linked together—Barrel of Monkeys-style—and casually dropped into your mouth like you're Bacchus eating grapes. While you're running (or slowly ambling) over to your nearest 7-Eleven, you can also grab a new Trolli flavored slushie called Pineapple Lime. Both sugary treats will be available until April 30.

This isn't the first quirky candy selection from Trolli. Besides sloths, they also sell sour beards modeled after Houston Rockets star James Harden's facial hair.

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Why Male Hyenas Have It Worse Than Females
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A life of hunting zebras and raising young on the savanna isn’t half bad for a female hyena. Sadly, the same can’t be said for their male counterparts. As MinuteEarth explains, things take a downturn for the males of the species once they hit adolescence. No female in their pack will mate with them, a behavior scientists believe evolved to avoid inbreeding, so they head off in search of a different group to join. After dealing with vicious hazing from their new clan, they file in at the bottom of the rank and wait for other males above them to die so that they can slowly gain status.

Even after rising through the hierarchy, the most a male hyena can aspire to is being second place to the lowest-ranking female. Thanks to their bulky build and aggressive behavior, female hyenas enjoy a dominant position that’s rare in the animal kingdom.

After watching the video below, head over here for more facts about hyenas.

[h/t MinuteEarth]

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A Beached Whale Sculpture Popped Up on the Banks of Paris's Seine River
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In Paris, dozens of fish varieties live in the Seine River. Now, the Associated Press reports that the famous waterway is home to a beached whale.

Rest assured, eco-warriors: The sperm whale is actually a lifelike sculpture, installed on an embankment next to Notre Dame Cathedral by Belgian artists’ collective Captain Boomer. It’s meant to raise environmental awareness, and evoke "the child in everyone who still is puzzled about what is real and what is not,” collective member Bart Van Peel told the Associated Press.

The 65-foot sculpture has reportedly startled and confused many Parisians, thanks in part to a team of fake scientists deployed to “survey” the whale. One collective member even posted a video on social media, warning Parisians that there “may be others in the water” if they opt to take a dip in the river, The Local reported.

The whale sculpture is only temporary—but as for Captain Boomer, this isn’t their first whale-related stunt. Last summer, the collective installed a similar riverside artwork in Rennes, France, and they also once strapped a large-scale whale sculpture to the back of a truck and drove it around France.

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