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  • US Copyright Office: We Can’t Register a Monkey Selfie… Or One Taken by a God

    08/23/2014 12:29:58 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies
    petapixel ^ | August 23,2014 | DL Cade
    In its updated 1,222-page “Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition” released yesterday, the US Copyright Office took the side of Wikimedia in their argument with nature photographer David Slater when the office wrote that they cannot register works by monkeys.
  • San Francisco Zoo Names Howler Monkey for Robin Williams

    08/12/2014 3:03:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    Robin Williams was known for making his audiences howl. That belly-laughing spirit is behind Williams' namesake at the San Francisco Zoo, which named a Howler monkey after the comedian in June. "He's been such a friend and zoo supporter," zoo spokesman Danny Latham said on Tuesday. Williams helped an auctioneer raise money for the zoo last year, and Executive Director Tanya M. Peterson wanted to thank him with the monkey honor before his visit there two months ago. She picked the Howler, Latham said, because it was "loud and hairy," which Williams identified with "almost immediately." The zoo posted a...
  • Secret Trade in Monkey Meat That Could Unleash Ebola in UK: How an Appetite for African Delicacies

    08/03/2014 2:05:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 August 2014 | Andrew Malone
    With the sun beating down on the strange and exotic-looking meats on sale — some dripping blood, some heavily smoked and impossible to identify — the sights and sounds at this London market are straight out of Africa. Skinned goat carcasses dangle overhead, blackened cow heads and lamb brains are lined up in trays, while baskets tucked in darker corners brim with yellowing strips of cured flesh. Nearby, women hawk spices, cassava and yams, as men in shacks offer cheap airline tickets to Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon, as well as cash transfers back to family members still living on the...
  • North Korea Defends Its Awful Obama Comments

    05/12/2014 1:57:16 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 57 replies
    Newser ^ | May 12, 2014 | Matt Cantor
    "I am sure Obama is a monkey and doubt he is a human." Obama, a "sub-human," "should not dare stab his finger at … our republic, the people's paradise, like a raven arguing that he is whiter than the heron." "Dark head-dome and dull gray eyes, cavernous nostrils, thick-lipped maw—the more I gaze at him, the more I see a monkey in a primeval forest."
  • PA Planned to Torpedo Talks Weeks in Advance (Made a monkey out of Kerry)

    05/06/2014 10:21:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 5/7/14 | Ari Yashar
    National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen has sent protest letters in the last two weeks to the White House as well as various other Western governments, in which he argues that the Palestinian Authority (PA) planned the failure of peace talks. In the letter, Cohen states that the PA deceived US Secretary of State John Kerry regarding its intentions in the talks. Haaretz published the letter on Wednesday, after having received a copy on April 22. A 65-page document submitted to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas by PA Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat on March 9 is attached to the letter. The date places the document...
  • Capuchin monkey hits Houston TV host hit in the face by being teased

    04/30/2014 6:57:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 38 replies
    upi ^ | April 29, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    HOUSTON, Don’t mess with monkeys in Texas… During an appearance on “Great Day Houston,” a Capuchin monkey was none too pleased when host Deborah Duncan teased him with a grape. Wilson the monkey, who starred in Dr. Dolittle, took the piece of fruit away from Duncan and then slapped the KHOU-TV host in the face. “I think you just got told by a monkey,” Wilson's keeper said after he smacked her. Duncan apologized to Wilson as crew members laughed in the background. “I’m sorry, I didn't mean to tease you,” Duncan said. Wilson was on the show as part of...
  • Could Ebola now be airborne?

    03/28/2014 6:34:35 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/14 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    Fears are growing that the most lethal form of the Ebola virus can mutate into an airborne pathogen, making the spread of the terrifying disease more difficult to check. It was previously thought the untreatable virus, which causes massive internal bleeding and multiple organ failure, could only be transmitted through contact with infected blood. But now Canadian researchers have carried out experiments showing how monkeys can catch the deadly disease from infected pigs without coming into direct contact.k
  • Belgian Newspaper Under Fire for Depicting President & Mrs. Obama as Monkeys (Link only)

    03/26/2014 10:51:07 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 61 replies
    De Morgen ^ | 3/26/2014 | http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2014/03/belgian-newspaper-fire-depicting-president-mrs-obama-monkeys/
    De Morgen, a Belgian newspaper, found itself in the middle of a firestorm over the weekend after it ran an image depicting President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama as apes just days before Mr. Obama is scheduled to visit the country. http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2014/03/belgian-newspaper-fire-depicting-president-mrs-obama-monkeys
  • Saudi Ends Monkey’s 'Slavery' in Pakistan (Gifted Monkey)

    03/18/2014 6:20:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, March 18, 2014
    Gifted monkey to zooA Saudi man paid nearly SR3,000 (Dh2,950) to end the slavery of a monkey used by his owner in Pakistan to entertain people in return for money. The unnamed man, in his 50s, had vowed to help “anyone” in need when he left hospital in Karachi after undergoing a successful back surgery. “He was walking in the street when he saw a man forcing a monkey to entertain people by using ropes and chains,” Mzmz news site said. “He offered to buy the monkey but the man refused, saying it fetched him nearly SR550 a month. The...
  • What Pet Friendly Hotels Don’t Want You to Know

    01/16/2014 10:21:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Pet 360 ^ | unknown | Carol Bryant
    I’ve traveled the country with dogs for over 20 years, so I can honestly say I have slept in some not so swift rooms and some that have been oh-so-divine. Pet friendly, however, is not always what it’s cracked up to be, and if you’ve had a less-than-stellar experience at a supposed “pet friendly” establishment, you are nodding in agreement. How many of you, when calling a hotel or facility to ask if they are pet friendly ask something like this: “Hi. Can you tell me if you allow pets?” How many of you ask, “Hello, are you pet welcoming?”...
  • Woman shot dead by man who mistook her for a monkey 'harvesting fruit from a tree'

    11/16/2013 9:48:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 7, 2013 | Emma Thomas
    A woman was shot dead after a hunter mistook her for a monkey it has been reported. The 19-year-old man was on a hunting trip in Saudi when he saw what he thought was a monkey sitting in the top of a tree harvesting fruit. 'He aimed his gun and shot. The bullet hit the woman in the chest. When the man came near her, he was shocked to find she is a woman,' Emirates 24/7 said.
  • Pallone: House health-care hearing a ‘monkey court’

    10/24/2013 3:25:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2013
    Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) derided today's House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing as a “monkey court,” accusing Republicans of exhibiting false concern during testimony and chastising them for raising security concerns that he said were specious.
  • Ann Coulter about to feel the wrath.....

    09/09/2013 6:50:40 PM PDT · by BuckeyeGOP · 68 replies
    Just got done watching Coulter on Hannity. In the midst of one of her responses she rambled off, "Putin has made Obama his monkey". Ruh roh...lol. Godspeed Ann
  • Russia says West acting in Muslim world like 'monkey with grenade'

    08/27/2013 8:38:54 AM PDT · by maggief · 84 replies
    AFP ^ | August 27, 2013
    "The West behaves towards the Islamic world like a monkey with a grenade," Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who is known for his sharp tongue, wrote on Twitter.
  • CNN’s Erin Burnett’s imagines Rand Paul as a ‘rabid spider monkey’

    08/16/2013 12:13:43 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 36 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | AUGUST 16, 2013 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    CNN’s Erin Burnett found herself confronted with the idea of Rand Paul as a “rabid spider monkey,” after a guest on her show used the imagery to describe the Kentucky senator in a fight. While discussing the feud with Gov. Chris Christie, Burnett’s guest, Hogan Gidley, a former communications director for Rick Santorum pointed out that Rand Paul refused to be bullied. “What’s fascinating to me here is Rand Paul saying, bring it on and if you come at me, I’m going to come at you like a rabid spider monkey, and he hit him right in the face,” Gidley...
  • Joe Biden visit: Monkey menace at Gandhi Smriti puts cops in tizzy

    07/22/2013 12:25:11 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 17 replies
    DNA ^ | Monday, July 22, 2013 | PTI
    New Delhi - Biden, his wife Jill, daughter and son-in-law headed straight from airport to the Gandhi memorial house at 'Tees January marg' and spent about one-and-a-half hours at the place. Monkeys gave a tough time to security and police personnel during US Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Gandhi Smriti to pay tribute to the father of the nation. Biden, his wife Jill, daughter and son-in-law headed straight from airport to the Gandhi memorial house at 'Tees January marg' and spent about one-and-a-half hours at the place. Even before he arrived at the memorial, Delhi Police personnel, who were...
  • Report: Man strips naked after claiming to be a monkey outside 7-Eleven

    05/02/2013 1:13:27 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    WFTV ^ | May 2, 2013
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A man in Daytona Beach called police from a 7-Eleven convenience store, and when an officer arrived at the scene, Daylen Holloman, 20, would not explain why he called authorities, according to an arrest report. The report states that Holloman was taken outside and the officer asked him several questions, including "What's going on?" "Who are you?" "Where are you from?" He replied, "I don't know" to all of the questions, except one. When the officer asked Holloman, "What do you know?" he replied, "I know I'm a monkey." The officer then said Holloman removed his...
  • Psychology 101

    04/23/2013 8:16:54 AM PDT · by jpsb · 10 replies
    email ^ | unknown | unknown
    If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside thecage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeyswith cold water. After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result... all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it. Now,...
  • McCain tweet on Iran draws criticism

    02/04/2013 9:35:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2013 12:55 PM EST
    Republican Sen. John McCain’s tweet comparing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey is drawing criticism from a fellow GOP lawmaker (Justin Amash) as racist. On Monday, McCain wrote, “So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space—wasn’t he just there last week?” …
  • Iran's monkey may not actually have made it back from space alive

    02/02/2013 2:31:25 AM PST · by Corporate Democrat · 22 replies
    The Verge ^ | Feb 1, 2013 | Adi Robertson
    After Iran released news that it had successfully launched and recovered a monkey from space, some have begun to question whether the launch went as well as reported — and whether the monkey actually made it out. Earlier today, France24 andThe Independent both noticed that while the monkey seen in press shots had a prominent mole over one eye, there was no sign of it when the animal appeared later at a press conference. Iran also hasn't released shots of the craft itself after landing, a sharp contrast with the photos released from before the event. The above image from...
  • Not bananas again! Monkey reacts with anger after opening his oh so predictable Christmas present

    12/09/2012 7:05:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 December 2012
    Excitement turns to deflation as rhesus monkey gets same old giftOpen-mouthed with excitement, this monkey looked like any child on Christmas morning as he got stuck into opening his presents at Longleat Safari Park. What was going to be inside the wrapping paper? Some berries? Strawberries? Anything to break the monotony of his daily diet of bananas, surely. But as he ripped the wrapping away, his faced turned to shock and then apparent horror as the awful truth was revealed - there was to be no respite. Despite having to make do with yet more bananas, it wasn't all bad...
  • Monkey found alone at Toronto Ikea, wearing coat

    12/09/2012 3:43:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    CBC ^ | December 9, 2012
    Animal control came to collect a monkey from a Toronto Ikea store on Sunday, after the animal was spotted in the parking lot. An Ikea spokesperson told CBC News that the monkey was first spotted in the parking lot of the Ikea store located near Leslie Street and Highway 401.
  • “Hercules” Monkeys Lift Stones to Crack Nuts

    12/07/2012 9:55:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    National Geographic ^ | December 7, 2012 | Christine Dell'Amore
    This holiday season I’m featuring a nutcracker of another sort—the bearded capuchin of Brazil. Native to open woodlands called the Cerrado, these monkeys are nicknamed Hercules with a tail, and for good reason—they can lift a stone heavier than themselves to break open tough palm nuts. (Watch a video of the nutcracking monkeys.) A monkey with a missing foot can still crack just as well. Photograph courtesy Dorothy Fragaszy National Geographic grantee Dorothy Fragaszy has been studying these charismatic little critters in the field, and last week she stopped by headquarters to update us on her research. She passed out...
  • Report: Pet monkey placed on house arrest after biting man

    10/02/2012 5:23:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 2, 2012 | Barbara Hijek
    Health officials have laid down the law and say they'll be no monkeying around until Mookie the monkey is deemed virus-free. Mookie, a 19-year-old white-faced Capuchin pet monkey, is on house arrest for 30-days until it can be cleared of all viruses by a veterinarian after he bit a man on Merritt Island nera a convenience store, officials said, reports Florida Today in Melbourne.
  • ‘Gorgeous’ New Monkey Discovered in Africa

    09/13/2012 3:33:40 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    abc ^ | 9-13-12 | Bazi Kanani
    NAIRPOBI, Kenya — The world’s newest-known monkey is a shy creature with bright-blue buttocks that lives quietly in the remote rain forests of central Africa, according to the American researchers who discovered a new monkey species. Cercopithecus Lomamiensis, locally called the lesula, is barefaced and has a long nose and an aquamarine backside. It is well-known to hunters in the Lomami forest basin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but researchers said the area has had little biological exploration and the species was unknown to those outside the region.
  • Illegal monkey living on Frosted Flakes bites woman

    09/09/2012 8:07:55 AM PDT · by GOP_Party_Animal · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/8/2012 | unknown
    A Javan macaque monkey being kept as a pet and living on a diet that included Frosted Flakes and juice has been quarantined after it bit a Paso Robles woman multiple times on the hand and arm. The monkey, which authorities said was being kept illegally as a pet, attacked the woman Aug. 29, inflicting several severe bites to her arm and fingers.
  • Bolivian gray titi monkey born in Chicago

    08/22/2012 9:23:05 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    upi. ^ | Aug. 21, 2012
    CHICAGO, - Officials at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo said a rare Bolivian gray titi monkey was born at the facility. The officials said Tuesday the monkey, one of only about 50 of its species in U.S. zoos, was born to mother Delasol, 21, the oldest titi monkey to give birth in a North American zoo, and father Ocala, 15, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday. The zoo said the monkey is the ninth child born to the couple. Officials said the birth is a "big deal" due to the declining population of the species in the wild.
  • Man with Monkey in Truck Charged With DUI

    05/04/2012 11:16:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Friday, May 4, 2012 | Brian Hamacher
    Man facing DUI and possession of wildlife charges after small monkey found in truckA Florida man is facing DUI charges after police pulled him over for speeding and discovered a money in his truck Thursday. Eugene Carl Kotelman, 36, for Largo, was stopped around midnight in the area of East Bay Drive and Belcher Road, according to a Largo Police arrest affidavit. Kotelman has bloodshot and glassy eyes, poor balance and his breath had a distinct alcohol smell, according to the report. He refused to perform field sobriety tests, the report said. Police said Kotelman was driving on a suspended...
  • Three monkeys on the loose in Fla.

    03/30/2012 8:17:35 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies
    upi ^ | March. 29, 2012
    BRONSON, Fla., -- Sheriff's deputies in Florida are searching for three monkeys who've been spotted roaming near Williston, Fla. The Levy County Sheriff's Office said residents in the area of County Road 318/335 reported seeing three monkeys Thursday and deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the animals. Deputies, however, did discover a fence post with scratches believed to have been left by the monkeys and some hair that seems to have been shed by the animals. Residents said the monkeys had discovered pet food in their carports and left huge messes. The sheriff's office said Florida Fish...
  • Psychic spider monkey predicts Gingrich win in New Hampshire

    01/09/2012 10:27:19 PM PST · by Lattero · 45 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/09/2012 | Barry Paddock
    Maybe Grandpa should stick to sports predictions. The psychic spider monkey at the Staten Island Zoo picked Newt Gingrich as the top banana in New Hampshire’s Republican primary, even though he’s languishing in the polls. And the soothsaying simian completely rejected front-runner Mitt Romney in Monday’s electoral challenge set up by the Daily News. Even the zoo’s curator, Peter Laline, admitted it was unlikely Grandpa’s longshot would pay off in the Granite State. “Perhaps Grandpa has other plans we’re not aware of. Maybe Grandpa started vetting the vice presidential candidates early,” Laline said. The 40-year-old monkey has a good record...
  • Monkey stolen from [San Francisco] California zoo found safe

    01/01/2012 7:16:39 AM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | January 1, 2012
    Banana-Sam, a much-loved squirrel-monkey stolen from his enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo, has been safely returned, officials said. The monkey was found Saturday night -- a day after he disappeared from the zoo -- at a park by a passer-by who spotted the primate in the bushes, the San Francisco Police Department said in a statement. The passer-by coaxed the monkey from the bushes into his backpack, and then called the authorities, according to the statement. [Snip] The male monkey, known as Banana-Sam to his keepers, is age 17, over 12 inches tall and weighs about 2 lbs....
  • Axelrod Sets Sights on Gingrich

    12/13/2011 10:46:55 AM PST · by rjsclassics · 17 replies
    TIME ^ | 12/13/2011 | Time staff writer
    « Previous Post Boehner: We Have the VotesNext Post » Average + Weak ENLARGE PHOTO + 184 Share 3diggs digg MOREAdd to my:del.icio.usTechnoratiredditGoogle BookmarksMixxStumbleUponBlog this on:TypePadLiveJournalBloggerWordPressMySpaceAt briefing for reporters, Chicagoan says of the Georgian: "The higher a monkey climbs on the pole the more you can see his butt." Read more: http://thepage.time.com/2011/12/13/axelrod-sets-sights-on-gingrich/#ixzz1gRQ5DQM4
  • Huntsman campaign video: Romney flips like a toy monkey

    10/29/2011 8:21:51 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 15 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 10/29/2011 | By Daniel Strauss
    Jon Huntsman is ramping up his criticism of Mitt Romney as a flip-flopper with a new campaign ad. The video, called "Backflip," features a split-screen: On one side is Romney, making apparently contradictory statements — on issues like abortion and an Ohio bill curtailing union bargaining rights — and on the other a small wind-up toy monkey. "I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country," Romney says in a clip from his campaign for governor of Massachussetts. The video then cuts to Romney saying more recently he has "consistently been pro-life." The ad, released Friday, comes...
  • Backflip (Ad Compares Romney to Toy Monkey)

    10/28/2011 4:49:51 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-28-2011 | Jon2012
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhyMplwY6HY&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  • Monkey-Selling Cop Needs Cash to Avoid Jail

    09/14/2011 12:30:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 | Brian Hamacher
    Former Miami-Dade officer admits he violated probation in illegal monkey saleThe former Miami-Dade cop who was busted stealing cash and pot from a motorist then violated probation by trying to illegally sell a monkey over the Internet will have to pay his debts if he wants to stay out of prison. Jesus Rodolfo Hernandez, 26, admitted to the monkey business in court Tuesday and will have to pay $5,000 towards the $25,000 he owes authorities for the investigation into his misconduct, the Miami Herald reported. If Hernandez doesn't make the first payment, he'll face up to five years in prison....
  • Human ancestors interbred with related species

    09/08/2011 5:17:24 PM PDT · by Renfield · 69 replies · 2+ views
    Naturenews ^ | 09-05-2011 | Matt Kaplan
    Our ancestors bred with other species in the Homo genus, according to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1. The authors say that up to 2% of the genomes of some modern African populations may originally come from a closely related species. Palaeontologists have long wondered whether modern humans came from a single, genetically isolated population of hominins or whether we are a genetic mix of various hominin species. Last year, an analysis comparing the Neanderthal genome sequence to that of modern H. sapiens showed that some interbreeding did take place between the two...
  • Scientists discover new monkey species in Amazon

    08/26/2011 1:15:20 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    http://www.physorg.com ^ | August 26, 2011 | Provided by WWF
    Scientists on an expedition backed by WWF-Brazil to one of the last unexplored areas in the Brazilian Mid-west have discovered a new species of monkey. The monkey belonging to the Callicebus genus was found in the northwest of Mato Grosso State and is one of the great results from the studies undertaken during an expedition in December 2010 to the Guariba-Roosevelt Extractive Reserve. In May, WWF-Brazil and the scientist who made the discovery, Julio Dalponte, officially handed over the specimen to the Emílio Goeldi Museum in Belem, Para. “By integrating this animal to a reputable collection such as that of...
  • Monkey 'shoots' himself (photography)

    07/05/2011 3:35:52 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 5, 2011 | DAREH GREGORIAN
    Say "Banana!" While a hundred monkeys sitting at a hundred typewriters have yet to write any Shakespeare, one Indonesian macaque with a camera turned out to be a pretty good wildlife photographer. Shutterbug David J. Slater was trailing a group of endangered black macaques in a national park on the island of Sulawesi when he decided to let one of the monkeys try out his camera.
  • Iran Says it Will Send Monkey into Space this Summer

    06/16/2011 10:17:55 AM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 16, 2011 | Staff
    Iranian Space Agency plans to launch rocket this summer with monkey on board; plans to send man to space in near future. The head of the Iranian Space Agency, Hamid Fazeli, announced publicly on Thursday that the Islamic Republic plans to launch a rocket into space with a monkey on board this summer, according to an AFP report. The approximate date given is the Persian month of Mordad, which this year falls between July 23 and Augst 23. The rocket to be used is the Iranian Kavoshgar-5. The Kavoshgar-3 rocket, launched in 2010, carried a rat, turtles, and worms. The...
  • Monkey "witch" burned by South African township mob

    06/01/2011 9:53:27 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies
    Global Post ^ | 6/1/11
    Animal welfare workers were contacted by a Kagiso resident traumatized by the incident, in which a vervet monkey was beaten, pelted with stones, shot at and burned to death. Animal welfare groups in South Africa have condemned the “barbaric” killing of a vervet monkey by a mob of township residents who said it was a talking witch. The monkey was beaten, pelted with stones, shot at and then doused with gas and burned to death in Kagiso near Johannesburg, by residents chanting “Kill that witch!”, reports South Africa’s Star newspaper. The vervet monkey had reportedly wandered into the township after...
  • Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Defends Republican Official’s Obama Chimp Email

    04/20/2011 10:29:00 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 22 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 04/20/2011 | Tommy Christopher
    Who knew the Dilbert guy, Scott Adams, was such a controversial figure? The cartoonist behind the hapless office drone (but not the one who inspired Office Space. That was Mike Judge’s Milton) has found himself in hot water of late, first for comparing women to “children and the mentally handicapped,” and now, for defending Marilyn Davenport, the Republican official who sent emails depicting President Obama as the offspring of chimpanzees. Ironically, Adams’ defense of Davenport is embedded in a lengthy manifesto about the deleterious PR effects of sticky internet rumors:
  • Home / news / Monkey in woman's bra makes waves at Amherst courthouse

    03/10/2011 12:49:44 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 37 replies · 1+ views
    WSLS-TV ^ | March 10, 2010 | WSLS
    Authorities said a woman entered the Amherst County courthouse this morning with a tiny monkey tucked into her bra, dressed in diapers and a white dress with pink flowers. The woman was not identified, but officials confirmed the incident — from Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Maddox to deputies who were working in the courthouse. “You couldn’t make up something like this,” Maddox said. The woman had arrived for a hearing in Juvenile and Domestic Relations court, officials said. They had no idea that she had the monkey — a female named “Kara” — until she went into an office to fill...
  • Obama: Race a "Key Component" in Conservative Opposition

    03/02/2011 9:09:22 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 38 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/2/11 | Aurelius
    In a new book, President Barack Obama is quoted as having stated that race is a "key component" both in the Tea Party's rise and conservative opposition as a whole... But as soon as one might believe that the conversation is run of the mill, the President begins veering into different regions. For example, Walsh writes (emphasis mine): "In May 2010, he told guests at a private White House dinner that race was probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right-wing activists in the anti-incumbent "Tea Party" movement that was then surging across...
  • Ear-biting monkey caught in Miami-Dade, report says

    12/22/2010 8:05:14 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies · 2+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | December 21, 2010
    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY — A monkey was apprehended Tuesday night after it jumped on a man's shoulder, bit the startled man on the ear and then scurried onto a roof, where the animal was eventually coaxed down and into a cage, WSVN-Ch. 7 reported. The incident happened about 7 p.m. at a home near Southwest 134th Avenue and 52nd Street. It's believed the monkey escaped from another home in the neighborhood. The monkey-bite victim was taken to a local hospital. A witness told the WSVN the man had been cooking dinner when the monkey leapt onto his shoulder. When the man...
  • New Population of Critically Endangered Monkey Discovered

    11/26/2010 4:51:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Mongabay ^ | November 22, 2010 | Jeremy Hance
    Classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List, listed among the Top 25 Most Endangered primates in the world, and rated number 71 on the EDGE's list of world's most endangered and unique mammals, the yellow-tailed woolly monkey needed some good news—and this week it got it. The conservation organization, Neotropical Primate Conservation (NPC), has announced the discovery of an unknown population of the yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax flavicauda), buttressing hopes that the species will survive in the long-term. Native to the cloud forests of north-eastern Peru, the yellow-tailed woolly monkey was thought extinct until it was rediscovered in...
  • Sneezing Monkey Species Found in Asia

    10/27/2010 12:00:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    AOL News ^ | 10/27/2010 | Lauren Frayer
    Deep in the jungles of Myanmar, scientists have discovered a new species of monkey in an unfortunate predicament: Its nostrils are turned upward, so that whenever it rains, they fill up with water and cause the monkey to sneeze. The black, furry creature lives around the Maw River in the Southeast Asian country's northeast corner. It has white tufts of fur on its ears and a white beard on its chin. Scientists have named the new species Rhinopithecus strykeri, but locals know it as "monkey with an upturned face" in their language. Foreign primatologists joined local conservationists searching for the...
  • Monkeying around with our tax dollars

    08/07/2010 11:38:37 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 11 replies
    http://articles.chicagotribune.com ^ | By John Kass | August 06, 2010
    Those stingy Republicans have issued another lame attack on what they call "wasteful spending" in President Barack Obama's $863 billion job stimulus program. These include vital federal projects, like that $89,298 sidewalk in Boynton, Okla. Sure, it doesn't run past a home or business, and yes, it does end in a ditch. But it's extremely smooth. And that nearly $800,000 program so a Georgia Tech University assistant music professor can hang out with world-renowned musicians and "jam" with them? Can't you dig it? "I think all of them are waste," growled the crusty McCain on ABC News. "I think none...
  • Jungle Cat Mimics Monkey to Lure Prey — A First

    07/15/2010 7:59:39 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 42 replies · 2+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | July 13, 2010 | Christine Dell'Amore
    Despite "poor imitation," cat shows surprising "psychological cunning." For a plucky little forest cat, the key to survival might just be "monkey see, monkey do." The margay (picture), or tree ocelot, mimics monkey calls to draw in prey, the nonprofit Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced Thursday. Scientists in the Amazon rain forest's Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke, near Manaus, Brazil, heard a margay imitating the call of a baby pied tamarin monkey in 2005. It was the first—and so far, only—scientifically documented case of a cat imitating a prey species in the Americas, team member Fabio Rohe, a researcher for the...
  • I Hope To Someday Wake Up To This News About Robert Gibbs

    07/12/2010 6:53:28 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-12-2010 | Jared H. McAndersen
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  • Planet of the apes: Monkeys taught to shoot Americans?

    07/12/2010 5:05:45 AM PDT · by drpix · 34 replies · 1+ views
    wnd.com ^ | 7/11/2010 | staff
    WASHINGTON – Afghanistan's Taliban terrorists are training monkeys to shoot American soldiers with automatic weapons, according to British and Chinese media agencies. In the Taliban stronghold of Waziristan, journalists took pictures of some "monkey soldiers" holding AK-47s and Bren light machine guns. The official People's Daily in China explained the emergence of "monkey soldiers" as just another facet of "asymmetrical warfare." "The United States launched the war in Afghanistan using the world's most advanced weapons, such as highly-intelligent robots to detect bombs on roadsides and unmanned aerial vehicles to attack major Taliban targets," said the report. "In response, the Taliban...