THE WORST PART OF MY DAY is when my alarm goes off. I groan and paw at my phone, trying to get it to snooze as quickly as possible. But the snooze button just guarantees that I’m about to hear another horrible alarm sound in 7 minutes, so it’s not much comfort.
A new app has decided to take some of the sting out of waking up, though: it’s called Zooster, and it’s being called the “world’s first charitable alarm clock.” What it does is simple: you choose an animal, and the alarm wakes you up to the sound of that animal roaring, howling, or making whatever noise the animal is known for. This alone is a great idea — nothing gets you out of your bed and onto your toes quicker than the primal fear of a lion attack.