Deer in India (who are red-green colorblind) take advantage of the better-sighted langur monkeys by staying near them and learning the monkeys' alarm signals for when they spot predators which are dangerous to the deer. doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-03…
There is an island full of hostile, herpetic monkeys in South Carolina. en.theecofeed.com/40-plac…
In 2014, the Indian government employed 40 people to impersonate monkeys, to scare off real monkeys causing havoc around the parliament in Delhi. The men made screeching noises similar to those of black-faced langur monkeys, imitating their whoops and barks, to frighten red-faced macaque monkeys bbc.com/news/28599470
Grizzly Adams died from complications from getting bit in the brain (yes the brain) from a monkey. A previous injury from a bear left him with a portion of his brain exposed which was subsequently bitten by a monkey, resulting in an infection from which he layer died. roadsideamerica.com/story…
Today I learned of H’Angus the Monkey, the mascot of English football club Hartlepool United FC, who in 2002 ran as a joke candidate for the Mayor of Hartlepool - a city of 100,000 people - winning on a platform of β€˜free bananas for schoolchildren’. Upon losing the costume, H’Angus’ actor was re-elected twice. bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-engl…
A wild macaque monkey adopted an abandoned kitten, caring for it as his own at Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali. theguardian.com/environme…
Today I learned of King Alexander of Greece who died after being bitten by a monkey that had attacked his German shepherd. This significantly impacted Balkan history and Winston Churchill later wrote, "it is perhaps no exaggeration to remark that a quarter of a million persons died of this monkey's bite." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
The 1984 movie Gremlins first wanted to use monkeys but they proved unreliable. Even the puppets became so infuriating the crew created a list entitled, "Horrible Things to do to Gizmo". Consequently, to satisfy the crew, a scene was included where the gremlins hang Gizmo and throw darts at him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Animals cant claim copyright for photos they've taken after a court case about monkeys that took selfies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
That Florida is dealing with an infestation of Feral rhesus-macaque monkey colonies,carrying herpes B theguardian.com/environme…
In 2008, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh taught a monkey to control a robotic arm using only its mind. The experiment was conducted to further research into creating robotic prostheses for paralysis and stroke victims. chronicle.pitt.edu/story/…
Today I learned of β€œgreyhound jockeys” β€” capuchin monkeys trained to ride greyhounds during dog races en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
In ancient Rome the punishment for killing a parent, the worst of all crimes, involved the perpetrator being sewn into a sack with a monkey, a snake, a dog and a chicken and then thrown into the Tiber to drown. historytoday.com/history-…
The 'at' (@) sign is often named after animals in various languages. Examples include monkey (Polish/Slovenian/Serbian), snail (Ukranian/Korean/Italian), worm (Hungarian) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_…
You only get monkeys with gripping prehensile tails in the Americas, not Africa en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
Monkeys migrated from Africa to South America by sailing across the Atlantic Ocean on floating vegetation nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Macauque monkeys at a temple in Bali have learned to steal electronics and other valuable items, in order to ransom them for food they perceive to be especially valuable. edition.cnn.com/travel/ar…
Capuchin monkeys understand and know how to use money. They can figure out how to seek out good deals and how to respond to supply and demand, and they'll even learn to sell sexual favors. popsci.com/weirdest-thing…
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/…
Today I learned about People with Prehensile Feet. People with feet similar to monkey’s. 8% of the population exhibits a flexible midtarsal break in their feet which allow some societies to functionally adapt their feet and calf muscles to allow them to climb trees like chimpanzees do. doctorvikki.com/2016/10/p…
King Alexander of Greece was killed by a monkey when he attempted to break up a fight between his dog and the monkey. In the middle of breaking the fight up, he was bitten by another monkey and later died of his wounds. He was only 27. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
Researchers taught monkeys to lift weights until they could lift weight equivalent of doing a one armed pull-up. This study demonstrated that strength is gained through development of the nervous system before muscle is added. inverse.com/mind-body/wei…
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…
The Roman punishment for the killing of parents was known as Poena cullei ('penalty of the sack') and it consisted of being sewn up in a leather sack, with an assortment of live animals including a dog, snake, monkey, and a chicken or rooster, and then being thrown into a body of water. imperiumromanum.edu.pl/en…
Today I learned about a population of vervet monkeys in the Caribbean, that got used to drinking alcohol. Proportion of monkeys that are abstinent is larger than humans. But about 5% monkeys engage in binge drinking to the point of passing out. theguardian.com/science/p…
Apes such as gorillas are indeed monkeys en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Today I learned of Miss Baker, a squirrel monkey who was one of the first animals launched into space by the USA to return safely. After her space flight, Miss Baker set a record for longest lived squirrel monkey before dying at age 27. Her grave can often be found adorned with one or more bananas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mis…
There is a non-profit organization that trains capuchin monkeys to be service animals for people with spinal cord injuries. monkeyhelpers.org
There have been documented cases of human children being raised by various animals, including Monkeys, wolves, dogs, bears, sheep, goats, cattle and ostriches. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
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…
King Alexander of Greece was killed by a monkey en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
During his military service in India, Sir Richard Francis Burton kept a menagerie of monkeys in an attempt to learn their language; his wife later claimed that he could speak over 60 words of Monkey mentalfloss.com/article/9…
Terry Gilliam, from Monty Python, director of 12 Monkeys, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, etc. also did the iconic animation for Monty Python Animation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
In 1920, the King of Greece was killed by a monkey bite. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
In 2004, George Lucs released a "director's cut" of his 1971 feature film directorial debut, 'THX 1138', set in a dystopian future. Changes included added digital visual effects and revisions, including animated monkey-like people that live outside the enclosed city. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/THX…
In 1969 students at the University of Michigan Medical School ran a study to see if Monkeys would begin to self administer drugs via a needle apparatus after being exposed to them. Caffeine, cocaine, and mescaline were just a few of the drugs tested. deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bi…
Chimpanzees and monkeys are living in their Stone Age and have been for thousands of years. bbc.co.uk/earth/story/201…
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…
Capuchin monkeys at Brazil’s Serra da Capivara National Park, are 3,000 years into their own 'Stone Age' nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Today I learned about monito del monte (Spanish for "little monkey of the mount"), which is not a monkey but a marsupial that look like mice. These little Chilean guys are descendants from the first marsupials. Marsupials showed up first in South America and traveled to Australia through Antarctica. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
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/…
The bigger your brain, the longer your yawn. The average duration of yawns from mammals like humans, African elephants, walruses, mice, rabbits, and capuchin monkeys, predict the mammal's brain weight and its number of cortical neurons. scientificamerican.com/ar…
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…
Able and Baker became the first monkeys to survive spaceflight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
Today I learned about Greyhound Jockeys, capuchin monkeys trained to ride dogs in races. youtu.be/TCwnjUgze5U
A Monkey Island is the highest level deck of a ship, used to make directional observations marineinsight.com/marine-…
In the past, Chinese writers would use pejorative symbols: such as dog and monkey radicals, to write the names of ethnic groups that the Chinese didn't like. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
The punishment for patricide in Ancient Rome was: to be beaten with a rod, sewn into a sack with a dog, rooster, viper and a monkey and finally tossed into the sea. imperiumromanum.edu.pl/en…
The Scopes "Monkey" Trial was staged to raise publicity for the town of Dayton, Tennessee. Scopes himself wasn't even sure if he had ever taught evolution before, but agreed to be a defendant and asked his students to testify against him. wikipedia.org/wiki/Scopes…
Monkeys in Thailand are responsible for harvesting the coconuts that my coconut milk is made from. atlasobscura.com/articles…

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