Newt Gingrich Goes to the Zoo (WIth Google Glass)

Abby Ohlheiser
Newt Gingrich Goes to the Zoo (WIth Google Glass)

Newt Gingrich tried out Google Glass today at the zoo in Peoria, Illinois. And while we've been promised a film of the noted historian's animal encounters, Gingrich delivered a few great picture tweets of himself as a preview.

Gingrich, as we've explained before, is the foremost tech prophet of our time. His embrace of Google Glass, therefore, means that the new product will, frankly, be a massive success. But until everyone else catches up, we'll have to make do with Gingrich's day at the zoo. 

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The day got off to a worrying start: Newt's visit with a giraffe was charming, but notably lacking in visible Google Glass on his face: 

And then all was well. Here's Newt, wearing Google Glass, petting a turtle: 

And a bird: 

Gingrich has been planning his Google Glass trip since at least April, when he indicated in a weekly newsletter that he was thinking the zoo would be a great place for his first "experiment" with the wearable computer.