The majority of coconuts are picked by trained monkeys. Most coconut oil and meat comes from Thailand where monkeys are used to climb trees and retrieve coconuts. Male monkeys on average get 1,600 coconuts a day, humans only get about 80. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
British academics conducted an experiment with 6 monkeys & typewriters inspired by the famed "an infinite number of monkeys will eventually type out Shakespeare's plays" theory. After 4 weeks, the monkeys had typed out 5 pages, mostly of the letter S, then "got bored and shit on the keyboard" theguardian.com/uk/2003/m…
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…
Macaques and by extension many other monkeys and mammals have the anatomical capacity to speak but not the brain capacity and neural control to do so. This contradicts the often claimed statement that animals can’t make speech due to their specific anatomy. sciencemag.org/news/2016/…
Capuchin monkeys at Brazil’s Serra da Capivara National Park, are 3,000 years into their own 'Stone Age' nationalgeographic.com/sc…
The thousands of monkeys in the Lopburi province of Thailand are split in two gangs: temple and city monkeys. The monkeys rely on tourists for food but due to the lack of tourism, the monkeys are starving and have taken to waging large scale 'gang wars' over as little as a single banana. nypost.com/2020/03/12/mon…
If you had sea monkeys in the 90’s, that purchase helped fund the Aryan Nation purchase themselves telescoping batons! latimes.com/archives/la-x…
In the 1970's you could order a real live squirrel monkey from an ad in the back of comic books. Kids were shocked when they opened the box and a wild live squirrel monkey jumped out. boingboing.net/2008/11/03…
Today I learned about Britches, an infant monkey who was taken from his mother shortly after birth and had his eyes sewn shut, so researchers could study his blindness. He was broken out by animal rights activists. progressforscience.com/br…
They gave monkeys Angel Dust to study schizophrenia in primates science.sciencemag.org/co…
Curious George's name is "Hitomane Kozaru" in Japan, "Peter Pedal" in Denmark, and "Nicke Nyfiken" in Sweden. He was given the spunky name "Zozo" in the UK, because people thought it was disrespectful to name a monkey after the current king. belvedereplantation.com/c…
Also a vast range of non-human animals (lemurs, goats, deers, monkeys) get high on purpose, mostly by using psychedelic mushrooms and roots. kahpi.net/high-kingdom-ps…
Chimpanzees and monkeys are living in their Stone Age and have been for thousands of years. bbc.co.uk/earth/story/201…
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
Yoda was almost played by a monkey wearing a mask and carrying a cane. mashable.com/2014/04/17/s…
In several experiments giving mirrors to rhesus monkeys, they looked into the mirrors and groomed themselves, as well as flexed various muscle groups. This behaviour indicates that they recognised and were aware of themselves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhe…
Capuchin Male Monkeys urinate on themselves to attract a mate. Female capuchins are attracted to males who have washed themselves in their own urine. news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/e…
Today I learned of Poena cullei, a form of punishment for those found guilty of parricide under Roman Law, in which the offender was sewn into a leather sack, with an assortment of live animals, including a dog, snake, monkey and a chicken before being thrown into water and left to drown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe…
In 2016, a monkey fell on a transformer at a Kenya hydroelectric power plant, resulting in the loss of 180 megawatts of power which caused a nationwide blackout. The monkey survived and power was restored after four hours. bbc.com/news/world-africa…
Today I learned about the existence of Monkey Tail Beards and that there is a world record for largest gathering of people with them on their faces. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
, the Pygmy Marmoset is the smallest of all monkey species and does not have opposable thumbs or prehensile tails www2.palomar.edu/anthro/p…
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
Live squirrel monkeys were advertised - for real - for sale on the back of comics and magazines in the late 60’s/early 70’s. They sold for the low low price of $18.95. Many were purchased by children. Many of the monkeys attacked when opened. The attached is just one account. npr.org/2014/04/25/306868…
A group of researchers determined that infinite monkeys probably couldn't write Shakespeare: 'The six monkeys - Elmo, Gum, Heather, Holly, Mistletoe and Rowan - produced five pages of text which consisted mainly of the letter 's'." news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/30139…
There are feral monkeys in Florida with herpes B. Monkeys are NOT native to Florida independent.co.uk/news/wo…
A kindergarten was built on the former site of the monkey lab were Reston Ebola was discovered insidenova.com/headlines/…
Wikipeida have tried to adopt a mascot. Suggestions have been a monkey behind a typewriter, an amoeba, Cliff Clavin (from Cheers), The Thinker, an owl, slime mold, termites. The most common mascot is the anime influenced Wikipie-Tan, a Moe personification of the site. She's still unofficial. meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/W…
In 1973 before reality TV, an anthropologist sailed across the Atlantic with 11 attractive people of different races/sex/nationalities. Known as the "sex raft" he'd purposely done this to stoke sexual relations, create tension, and purposely sought danger to see if humans would act like monkeys. theguardian.com/film/2019…
A man was elected to be the first and only mayor of the English town Hartlepool under the guise of thier football mascot, H'angus the monkey. He barely campaigned and his only promise was to provide free bananas for school children. He became the first elected mayor in Britain to win a third ter wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart…
In the movie Gremlins (1984) monkeys were supposed to provide the special effects. The test monkey panicked when the mask was put on him and he ran around the editing room screaming and pooping everywhere. cinemablend.com/new/Why-G…
A study of 1000 vervet monkeys from St. Kitts Island supplied with alcoholic drinks showed traits similar to human drinkers. Researchers found that the majority of monkeys were social drinkers, 15% were regular drinkers, 15% were teetotalers, and 5% were binge drinkers. theguardian.com/science/p…
Chinese scientists managed to clone two genetically identical monkeys using the same technique that developed Dolly the sheep. It could lead to batches of genetically uniform monkeys for biomedical research. sciencemag.org/news/2018/…
Herpes-Ridden Rhesus Monkeys Are Running Amok in Silver Springs Florida. orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/a…
Despite emission testing on monkeys, rigging diesel tests resulting in 30 billion dollars of fines, Volkswagon has been the largest automaker seller worldwide since 2016 and has maintained the largest market share in Europe for two decades. cnbc.com/2019/01/30/vw-gr…
A man called Roger Sperry performed brain experiments on cats and monkeys. He found that if the two brain hemispheres were not connected they would function independently of one another, and even enable the split-brain of the animals to memorize double the information. embryo.asu.edu/pages/roge…
The phrase, "Not my circus, not my monkeys" is actually Polish in origin: "nie mΓ³j cyrk, nie moje maΕ‚py" en.wiktionary.org/wiki/no…
A controversial half human-monkey chimera has been created in China. newsweek.com/human-monkey…
Ron Gilbert, the original writer and director of "The Secret of Monkey Island" worked as a story consultant for TellTale Game's "Tales of Monkey Island" but was credited as "The Visiting Professor of Monkeyology" gamespot.com/articles/mon…
Katie, the white-faced capuchin monkey who played Ross' monkey "Marcel" on Friends is still acting. She'll be in a new show this year as the companion to the last man on Earth in an adaptation of the post-apocalyptic comic series Y: The Last Man. theguardian.com/tv-and-ra…
In the 1920's Joseph Stalin attempted to create half-human, half-monkey soldiers to fight for the U.S.S.R. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Mandrills are the world's largest monkeys and they are found in Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Congo. The red and blue pigments, which are highly favored by females, derive from light diffraction in facial collagen fibers. Every night, each mandrill group sleeps in a different tree. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
A man named Ota Benga, a Mbuti pygmy, was displayed in museums, fairs and NYC Bronx Zoo's monkey house in the early 1900s. Because of WW1, he couldn't return to his home in the Congo upon his release and killed himself shortly afterwards. amp-theguardian-com.cdn.a…
A monkey bite killed the King of Greece, destabilizing the government, and resulting in a massive loss of life and territory to the Turks. Churchill said it was no exaggeration that the monkey bite led to 250,000 deaths. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
In tropical rainforest ecosystems, dung is a very valuable and limited resource, so instead randomly searching for it on the forest floor, dung beetles actually wait by the anus of the monkey. They grab it as it falls out and actually fall to earth with it. earthtouchnews.com/natura…
Japanese macaques or snow monkeys get their name because they live in the more snowy areas of Japan. Snow monkeys are the most northerly-living primates, other than humans, and they are known to congregate around thermal springs (onsen) in winter. They also enjoy rolling snowballs for fun. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jap…
The First Human-Monkey Hybrid Embryo Was Created in China in 2019 singularityhub.com/2019/0…
There's a private, secluded 100-acre monkey/ape sanctuary in Florida news.yahoo.com/showbiz-ap…
The monkey face orchid, or scientifically, the Dracula simia, is a rare orchid which is native to the tropical cloud forests of Southeastern Ecuador and Peru and likes to live in elevations above 2,000 feet. Its fragrance can described as a ripe orange scent which it emits when it blooms. wideopeneats.com/monkey-f…
The Millers Saki Monkey, found in South America, can puff up its long coarse hair making it appear much larger than it actually is. nationalgeographic.org/me…
Gibbons are actually lesser apes and not monkeys en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gib…
There are wild monkeys in Florida with a herpes virus outbreak that is deadly to humans. wftv.com/news/local/wild-…
A $40M lottery winner in China wore a monkey costume to hide his identity. Apparently this has become a trend for many lottery winners in China from ninjas to Baymax from Big Hero 6. lotterycritic.com/news/lo…
There are feral monkey colonies in Southern Florida, many of these monkeys are infected with the McHV-1 Virus, which is transferrable to humans and has an 80% case fatality rate en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
When Nikola Tesla showed in 1898 a radio controlled boat, people accused him of having a trained monkey driving it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nik…
"Cheese-eating surrender monkeys" is an insult used to refer to French people. It first appeared in the Simpsons (1995) when Willy says "Bonjoooouuurrr, ya cheese-eatin' surrender monkeys" to a French class. The term has since entered two Oxford Quotation Dictionaries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
'Infinite Monkey Theorem' was tested using real monkeys. Monkeys typed nothing but pages consisting mainly of the letter 'S.' The lead male began typing by bashing the keyboard with a stone while other monkeys urinated and defecated on it. They concluded that monkeys are not "random generators" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inf…
When capuchin monkeys were taught to gamble, they made the same irrational decisions a human gambler would make as well, and the data generated by the capuchin monkeys make them statistically indistinguishable from most stock-market investors. zmescience.com/research/h…
There’s a species of orchid that looks like a monkey’s face called β€˜Dracula Simia’. It is native to the tropical cloud forests of Southeastern Ecuador and Peru as it grows best in elevations above 2,000 feet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dra…
Today I learned of all the primates in the world, Japanese macaques live the farthest north. For decades, they've been observed taking baths in Jigokudani Monkey Park in Japan. relay.nationalgeographic.…
Today I learned of "White monkey" jobs in China, Caucasian foreigners are hired to stand around and pretend to be a employee of the chinese company or representative of a international company to increase the value of the Chinese company vice.com/en_us/article/4w…
Monkeys aren't supposed to eat bananas. The bananas that humans consume are so full of sugar that monkeys will get diabetes if it is a regular part of their diet. edition.cnn.com/2014/01/1…
Today I learned about Project Monkey Island. An island off the coast of Puerto Rico is used to study things like primate behavior and disease. It was devastated by Hurricane Maria but the monkeys have miraculously survived. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned about Donny the Doberman, a gifted dog, that has been shown arranging some of his 80 plush toys into evenly spaced triangles and lines, and chooses to use, for example, only stuffed frogs or monkeys for a particular design, completely of his own accord. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Terry Gilliam (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 12 Monkeys, Brazil) was author JK Rowling's first choice to direct a movie adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 2000, but Warner Bros went with Chris Columbus instead theguardian.com/film/2009…
Hubei has the largest primary forests remaining in Central China and provides habitat for many rare animal species, such as the Chinese Giant Salamander, the Golden or Sichuan Snub-nosed Monkey, and the Asian Black Bear. From 1884 to 1889 more than 500 new species were recorded from the area whc.unesco.org/en/list/15…
The red-crested turaco (Tauraco erythrolophus), the national bird of Angola, is one of the more colorful birds in its genus, and its call sounds somewhat like a jungle monkey. Turacos are found in large flocks and feed on fruits. Interestingly, all flock members help new moms with "childcare." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
Curious George, the beloved children's book and its authors, escaped the Nazis and the Holocaust by escaping France by bicycle. Margaret and H.A. Rey biked 439 miles from Paris to the Spain border with little else besides their unpublished manuscript about a mischievous monkey. people.com/movies/curious…
Howie Mandel created AND starred in a 1992 live action TV show about Sea Monkeys... mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Scurvy used to be the scourge of the navy, killing sailors on long voyages. Now it's a blight to evolutionary biologists. They just don't know why it exists in humans. It's only in the primates - gorillas, chimps, humans, and a few monkeys - that the body stops producing this necessary vitamin. io9.gizmodo.com/this-is-w…
A study performed at the University of Plymouth wanted to test the claim that an infinite number of monkeys with typewriters would create the works Shakespeare. They got funding for six monkeys for one month. They produced five pages of text which consisted mainly of the letter "s". news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/30139…
Dragon Ball Z was inspired by Journey to the West (c. 1592), a classic Chinese novel. As an example, Son GokΕ« is Japanese for Sun Wukong (ε­«ζ‚Ÿη©Ί, the Monkey King), a main character of the classic novel. Correlations in the plot between the two works have also been evident. geekandsundry.com/this-mo…
Monkeys with smaller testicles scream louder to compensate. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
Monkeys have been trained by humans to pick coconuts for thousands of years naturalhistorymag.com/pic…
Britain used to have native species of monkeys, hippos, rhinos, hyenas and elephants telegraph.co.uk/news/scie…
When Tim Schafer, co-designer of Secret of Monkey Island was being interviewed for LucasArts, he said he was a big fan of LucasArts' game "Ballblaster". The interviewer told him the game was named "Ballblazer" and only the pirated copies were named "Ballblaster" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
Monkeys can learn to use money. Capuchins that were taught to exchange silver discs for treats began budgeting for foods they liked, buying more of something when the price dropped, and started gambling. Eventually, rich monkeys even figured out they could pay each other for sex. nytimes.com/2005/06/05/ma…
The Soviets made "monkey models", simplified versions of their tanks, airplanes and ammunition produced exclusively for export to third-world countries. Despite being sold with the same or similar designations as the originals, export variants had greatly reduced capabilities in comparison. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exp…
There’s a town in Kentucky named Monkey’s Eyebrow, with several different theories as to the origin of that name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
It’s theoretically possible for a randomly typing monkey to recreate Shakespeare’s Hamlet, but the amount of monkeys and time required to achieve a result would exceed the physical limitations of the known universe en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inf…
Monkeys with smaller testicles scream louder to compensate zmescience.com/ecology/an…
The band Jet's second album was rated a 0.0 out of 10 by Pitchfork magazine and in lieu of writing a review, a YouTube video of a monkey urinating into his own mouth was put up on their site. pitchfork.com/reviews/alb…
A group of 15 monkeys escaped a research institute in Japan by using trees to catapult themselves over a 17ft high electric fence one by one. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
China's CCTV 2018 Lunar New Year Gala Featured Chinese Actress in Blackface and an African Actor Playing a Monkey bbc.com/news/world-asia-c…
When they tore down the Boston Garden they found the remains of a monkey that had been living there southcoasttoday.com/artic…
It's legal in New York to own a monkey if you're paralyzed and the monkey is trained to perform household tasks for you codes.findlaw.com/ny/envi…
Flying monkeys is a term used in popular psychology mainly in the context of narcissistic abuse. They are people who act on behalf of a narcissist to a 3rd party, usually for an abusive purpose (eg smear campaign).The phrase has also been used to refer to people who act on behalf of a psychopath en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly…
Today I learned of the β€œMonkey Selfie copyright dispute”- A British photographer set up a camera with an automatic remote in the middle of the Indonesian jungle, and a group of monkeys took pictures of themselves. He was refused copyright on the basis that works created by a non-human are not copyrightable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
People from the town of Hartlepool in England are sometimes called β€œMonkey Hangers”- due to a folktale that during the Napoleonic Wars, a French ship was shipwrecked near the town, and a Monkey was the only survivor. Locals hanged it under the belief it was a spy, creating the nickname. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Penguins, Chimpanzees and Capuchin monkeys engage in prostitution or transactional sex. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Dr. Jay Neitz cured color blindness in Red-Green Color Blind (dichromatic) Squirrel Monkeys using gene therapy. The monkeys were given a shot which enabled them to distinguish red or green. After successful trials with the monkeys Dr. Neitz awaits NIH/ORDA/FDA approval for human trials. neitzvision.com/research/…
A number of animals, including honeybees, have been shown to understand concepts like less versus more or right versus left. Only a couple of species have been shown to do any sort of addition and subtraction besides humans: mostly apes, monkeys, birds, and spiders. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
Squirel monkeys exhibit different types of color vision. One-third of females are dichromatic, while the others are trichromatic, like humans. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The Harpy Eagle parents prey on harder to catch food further away from the nest so that when the child eagle finally begins to hunt on its own, an abundant amount of easy to catch prey (sloths and monkeys) are available close to the nest. youtu.be/xiwGA1A7urk?t=48…
Monkeys DO have vocal tracts for speaking, they just don't have the brain wiring to do it sciencemag.org/news/2016/…
The WOL Project hypothesizes that "Walk of Life" by Dire Straits is the perfect song to end anything, and they have applied these to films and TV shows such as 12 Monkeys, Friends, Hot Fuzz, Dr Strangelove, There Will Be Blood, and many more. wolproject.com/
Researchers at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil gave ayahuasca to common marmosets. Ayahuasca has been studied in rodents and humans before, but not non-human primates. The results of the study reveal a decrease in depression in the monkeys. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
In 2003 the Arts Council for England paid Β£2,000 for a real-life test of the "infinite monkey theorem". The monkeys produced five pages of text, mainly composed of the letter S, but failed to type anything close to a word of English, broke the computer and used the keyboard as a lavatory. telegraph.co.uk/technolog…
In the elections for mayor of Rio de Janeiro in 1988 the population was so unhappy with politicians, that a well-known monkey of the local zoo received over 400k votes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac…
A group of 15 monkeys used trees to catapult themselves over a 17ft high electric fence after escaping a research institute. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
New-born human infants can differentiate between genders, showing a clear preference for females. They're especially attracted to their own mother's face. They're also better at adults when recognizing features on a monkey's face. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inf…

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