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Movie Review: Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story
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Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story
Written by Ashley Bell, John Michael McCarthy III, Fernanda Rossi
Directed by Ashley Bell
Featuring Ashley Bell, Lek Chailert, and Noi Na the Elephant
Documentary | 75 Minutes
Abramorama
Release date: April 27, 2018

“You don’t need a bull hook to control an elephant. You can guide an elephant with love… And bananas” – Lek Chailert, Founder of Save Elephant Foundation

You may know Ashley Bell from her roles in 2010’s The Last Exorcism or 2016’s Carnage Park, but her most important role to date by far is bringing to light the true story of Asian elephants in her new documentary Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story. The film saw a small theatrical run during Earth Day week last week and is being released in more theaters on April 27, 2018. Produced, written, directed by and starring Bell, the documentary details the awful treatment of the declining elephant populations in Southeast Asia and her attempts to help in the rescue of one particular elephant, the 70-year-old blind Noi Na.

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The Drill Down 505: Droning On and On
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This week, Budweiser autopilots its way to you via Tesla, why we’re losing a class of potential Einsteins, How Facebook won the election…in the Philippines, drones to call quitting time and shoot ferrets with peanut butter … and much more.

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The Drill Down 499: Fяom Яцssiд Щith Ca$h
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This week on The Drill Down, social media comes before congress, tech finds fake fish, what jobs will be hot in the next 5 years, in-depth look at the Tesla 3, do chimps possess imagination, and much more.

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Real Kermit The Frog Discovered In Costa Rica
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Everyone knows and loves Jim Henson creation and Muppets star Kermit the Frog, despite his not really looking all that much like a frog we’ve ever seen…not until now, that is.

A new species of frog called Hyalinobatrachium dianae, or the more understandable name “Diane’s Bare-hearted Glassfrog” (OK maybe that also doesn’t make much sense, but it will in a bit!), has been discovered in the Caribbean foothills of Costa Rica, and it looks a whole lot like Mr. Kermit.

You can learn more and check out an image of Kermit’s real-life counterpart below.

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