Houston has recently come up a lot in the national news for the incredible diversity our city, and rightfully so. However, it's just an abstract number until you venture out someplace universal like the Houston Zoo. There you will hear languages from countries you've never even heard of, see all kinds of different dress styles and just in general realize that wow, it's more rainbow-hued than a bag of Skittles here. The best part is how it seems to bring out the best in everyone as well. Guys in trucker hats stand next to Sikhs in turbans and helpfully point out where the lazy ocelot is hiding from the heat, and all the kids are quick to make friends on the premise that watching a komodo dragon is awesome. The zoo really is a wonderful place for people-watching and, better yet, friend-making.