Unfortunately, because humanity is a monster that wants to love but only knows how to hurt, the ensuing flood of tourists to "Rabbit Island" has crippled the rabbit population -- or rather, the flood of tourists' food has crippled the rabbit population. The resulting buffet caused a baby boom that the local environment isn't capable of handling, which means that the rabbits are now reliant on tourists, which in turn causes more population booming -- you see the problem here.
In an effort to curb the dumbest man-made ecological crisis ever, the government has warned tourists not to feed the rabbits. Which sounds like a fine solution, until you realize they've now spurred the Japanese remake of Watership Down. When researchers surveyed the rabbit population, they found that 28 percent had suffered injuries caused by fighting other rabbits for the increasingly scarce supplies of food. Yes, we even managed to ruin that cute rabbit video for you. Is there nothing we can't destroy?
Mount Everest Is Covered In Human Poop
We've talked before about the mounds of trash (and bodies) that litter its unforgiving slopes, but there are other reasons that Mount Everest is kind of a shithole. For example: the shitholes. At the moment, climbers go potty in two ways, depending on where they are on the mountain. At base camp, they go in toilet tents. Outside of civilization, they dig a s**t pit like a goddamn yeti (we assume; we're not yetologists).
This has created what authorities refer to as a "fecal timebomb," and they do not understand why you're laughing about it. The amount of human waste covering the upper slopes of the mountain is so bad that in some parts, it's started leaking out of the glaciers. Some climbers refuse to boil snow for water up there, concerned that the lower boiling point at those temperatures isn't enough to kill any bacteria / germs / general ickiness.
Adam Wears is on Twitter and Facebook, and has a newsletter about depressing history that you should definitely subscribe to.
You really should check out some more DiCaprio movies -- might we suggest Catch Me If You Can?
Support your favorite Cracked writers with a visit to our Contribution Page. Please and thank you.
For more, check out 4 Insane Ways Tourists Are Ruining Famous Vacation Spots and 6 Famous Places That A-Holes Have Made Intolerable To Visit.
Also, we'd love to know more about you and your interesting lives, dear readers. If you spend your days doing cool stuff, drop us a line at iDoCoolStuff at Cracked dot com, and maybe we can share your story with the entire internet.
Follow us on Facebook. It's free.