Today I learned of an ape named Oliver who preferred walking upright. He was bald, freckled, showed sexual attraction towards humans and even liked to pour himself a cup of brandy every night while wearing a smoking jacket. Due to his human-like features and mannerisms he was once believed to be a "Humanzee". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
The gorilla, our close ape relative, has a bite force of 1,000 pound-force that can snap any bone in the human skeleton (900 pound-force to break a femur). In comparison, the bite force of a human being is at a mere 296 pound-force. rlist.io/l/animals-with-t…
Wild orangutans use medicinal plants to sooth joint and muscle inflammation. The apes chew leaves of the Dracaena cantleyi plant to create a white lather, which they then rub onto their bodies. Local indigenous people also use the plant for the same purpose. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Today I learned of all the Mammals, human males are among the 5% of the species who stick around to raise their offspring(investing father's), and the only kind among Apes. youtu.be/cul4L441x9o
Actor Dan Richter, the lead man-ape in "2001: A Space Odyssey", had the status of a β€œlegal” drug addict in England, and injected a doctor-prescribed combination of heroin and cocaine up to 7 times daily. When he needed additional stimulation, he always had state-supplied crystal meth on hand history.com/news/making-2…
Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote 23 sequels to Tarzan of the Apes. The ape-man discovers he is John Clayton, Lord of Greystoke, fights alongside Germans in WWI, finds a colony of Atlantis and the City of Gold, befriends a tribe of dog-sized humans, and has other bizarre adventures. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
Apes such as gorillas are indeed monkeys en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Today I learned about "Pierre Brassau," a chimpanzee named Peter who journalist Γ…ke Axelsson used to test whether art critics could tell the difference between the work of a real abstract artist and a chimpanzee. While one art critic said, "Only an ape could have done this," most praised the chimpanzee's work. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
The remains of a pet Barbary ape that lived over 2300 years ago was found in Navan fort, an ancient Irish fort in present day Northern Ireland. The find has led archaeologists to believe the ancient Irish were often trading with different peoples from the ancient Mediterranean irishcentral.com/roots/hi…
Up until 1991 there was a dedicated position in the British Armed Forces called 'The Keeper of the Apes'. Their job was solely to care for the monkeys of Gibraltar. The military even had a budget for ape-related expenses. Any sick or injured monkey was cared for in British hospitals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
In 1964, a Swedish art gallery displayed 4 paintings by unknown artist Pierre Brassau. Every single art critic praised the β€˜avant-garde’ work- except one, who said, β€˜only an ape could have done this’. In fact it was all a hoax by a journalist and 'Brassau’ was actually a 4-year-old chimpanzee. hoaxes.org/archive/permal…
Disney owns (entirely or partially) Pixar, Marvel Cinematic Universe, ESPN, The History Channel, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Alien/Predator, Avatar, Planet of the Apes, X-Men/Deadpool, Family Guy, The Simpsons and The Muppets. cartoonbrew.com/disney/ch…
There's a Gorilla in Japan who is famous for being so handsome that women go ape over him. Shibani the Gorilla is so ikemen (a really good looking guy) that he was made the official spokesman for the Higashiyama Zoo. boredpanda.com/handsome-g…
Initial designs for Donkey Kong's coconut gun in DK64 came from sketches by Shigeru Miyamoto. These sketches were made immediately after he saw the ape with an actual, bullet-firing, shotgun. gamesradar.com/uk/making-…
Dolphins develop self awareness quicker than apes and humans phys.org/news/2018-01-dol…
Edwin Stanton first met Abraham Lincoln at a patent case in 1855. He called Lincoln a "damned long armed ape." In 1862, Lincoln appointed Stanton his Secretary of War during the Civil War, who grew to respect Lincoln. In 1865, at Lincoln's deathbed, Stanton uttered: "Now he belongs to the ages." nation.time.com/2012/10/2…
Ravens can solve puzzles that require a flexible planning ability previously documented only in people and great apes. They learned to pass up a small food reward in favor of a tool they used to get a much better reward and barter with bottle caps, concepts a toddler would struggle to understand cbc.ca/news/canada/north/…
Beds predate humans. 23-5 million years ago, before the advent of humans, apes began creating beds composed of a sleeping platform including a wooden pillow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed…
Tim Roth passed on the role Of Snape In Harry Potter to be in Planet of the Apes cinemablend.com/news/1680…
Daniel Richter, who played the lead ape in 2001: A Space Odyssey, lived with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. He supplied them with heroin and later directed the photography for the Imagine music video. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Tarzan wasn’t raised by apes, but by a fictional species of ape-like beings who have their own language. wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarzan…
Today I learned about Brian, the mentally ill Bonobo who was prescribed Paxil to help with his anxiety but taken off of it a few years later after he started sharing it amongst the other apes theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Ilya Ivanov, a Russian and Soviet biologist, specialized in the field of artificial insemination and the interspecific hybridization of animals. He is famous for his controversial attempts to create a human-ape hybrid by inseminating three female chimpanzees with human sperm (with no results). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ily…
The Barbary Ape is not an ape, but a monkey, and it's the only species of monkey with a wild population in Europe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Donkey Kong creator Miyamoto used "donkey" to convey "stubborn" in English; the name Donkey Kong was intended to convey "stubborn ape" to the American audience. When he suggested this name to Nintendo of America, he was laughed at, but the name stuck. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Gigantopithecus blacki was the largest ape ever recorded. The first fossils were discovered after being on sale in a pharmacist in Hong Kong, listed as, "dragon bones/teeth". It's estimated that they weighed between 300 - 500kg and reached 3m in height. newdinosaurs.com/1134_gig…
A Soviet scientist, Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov has attempted inseminate three female chimpanzees with human sperm as a part of his controversial attempts to create a human-ape hybrid. The purpose of the project was to "prove" evolution and use it as propaganda against the Russian Orthodox Church. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ily…
Humans are among a small hand full of species to menstruate including apes, monkeys, bats, and a type of shrew. Animals with an estrous cycle (they go into heat) can soak up the unused endometrium. youtu.be/cjbgZwgdY7Q
Today I learned that, if it weren't for Planet of the Apes (2001 film), Mark Wahlberg could have been "Rusty" Ryan (Ocean's Eleven) and Tim Roth, Severus Snape (Harry Potter). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
Today I learned of The Stoned Ape Theory, which is a controversial theory from Terence McKenna which states that a lot of our advanced human evolution came as a result of the ingestion of psilocybin mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms by our primate ancestors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
Bubbles the Chimp (who once was famously Michael Jackson's pet) is alive and well, living in a Florida sanctuary for retired apes - and that he HATES cameras these days centerforgreatapes.org/me…
Soldiers during the Vietnan War reported seeing bigfoot like creatures, which they named "Rock Apes". warhistoryonline.com/inst…
Today I learned of the "Stoned Ape" theory of human evolution which states that early hominids ate "magic mushrooms" growing in the dung of large African Animals and this helped to rapidly evolve the human brain into a state of higher consciousness. bigthink.com/paul-ratner/…
BAPE's name is supposed to be a dig at their customers. It means "A Bathing Ape in Lukewarm Water" - the lukewarm water implies that someone's been bathing too long and the water got cold, referencing the lazy opulence of the brand's customers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_B…
While apes can learn sign language and communicate using it, they have never attempted to learn new knowledge by asking questions to humans or other apes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
The largest ape to ever live was doomed by its size. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Michael Jackson's pet chimpanzee, Bubbles, is still alive today, living in the Centre for Great Apes. He's 36 years old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen…
On his travels through the Arctic, naturalist George Steller described a mysterious creature known as the Danish Sea Ape. While this has since perplexed scientists, evidence indicates that he was not describing an animal, but rather subtly mocking the ship's Danish captain, who he despised. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
There's a private, secluded 100-acre monkey/ape sanctuary in Florida news.yahoo.com/showbiz-ap…
One of the reasons the Piltdown Man hoax, the supposed missing link between ape and man found in Britain, fooled so many was because many European scientists, especially Britons, wanted to believe that the earliest humans came from Europe and not from Africa due to their prejudices. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pil…
Bubbles, Michael Jackson’s former pet Chimp, currently resides at a sanctuary for β€œretired” Hollywood Apes/Monkeys. Other β€œcelebrities” include Sam from Dunston Checks in, and Bella, the 2004 Career Builder Campaign. centerforgreatapes.org
Naturalist Thomas Savage went to Africa and acquired the skull and bones from an unknown ape species, which he described in 1847. The ape is known today as western gorilla en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Today I learned of Alfred Holmes, one of Gibraltar's "Officers-in-Charge of the Apes." From 1913 to 1991, these soldiers cared for Gibraltar's macaque population. Holmes fed, nursed, and even trained them. Using eye signals and subtle head movements, he stopped the macaques from taking food offered by tourists. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
Gibbons are actually lesser apes and not monkeys en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gib…
Planet of the Apes was written by Twilightzone creator Rod Serling and Michael Wilson, who had been blacklisted from Hollywood for being a communist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
Cross River gorillas are the rarest of all great apes and were unknown to scientists until the early 20th century. They were forgotten, then β€œrediscovered” after scientists had believed the gorillas had become extinct neprimateconservancy.org/…
The Aquatic Ape Theory suggests that early hominids lived in water part of the time and accounts for our hairless bodies (streamlined for swimming) our upright, two-legged walking (made wading easier) & our layers of subcutaneous fat, which made us better insulated in water (think whale blubber) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqu…
The producers of The Jungle Book film originally considered Louis Armstrong for the voice of King Louie, but were worried that choosing a black actor to voice an ape would cause controversy. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/K…
In the book Forrest Gump, Forrest was 6 foot 5, and cursed a lot, had a low iq and normal legs as a kid, he became a astronaut where he finds a ape named sue, they crash in the jungles and are captured by cannibals, Forrest farms shrimp in shallow pools and travel the world with Lt. Dan and sue thatwasnotinthebook.com/i…
Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone, wrote the first draft for Planet of the Apes. The Statue of Liberty at the end was his idea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…

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