Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Yes, the Monkeys ARE Plotting Against Us

Some people call it an important scientific discovery--I call it hilarious! A thirty-one-year-old chimp at a Swedish zoo has a fascinating hobby. Every morning before visitors arrive, Santino (as he's called) searches his enclosure for rocks. Sometimes he even tears hunks of concrete from the walls.

After calmly preparing for the day's battle, the chimp waits in the part of his enclosure that's nearest the public viewing area. Then, as the visitors arrive to gawk at him, he shows them just how much he appreciates all the attention.

What's so surprising about this behavior? Apparently it's the first proof we have that animals can plan for future attacks. The study began eleven years ago when zoo keepers first came across Santino's personal stash of missiles.

Here's my question . . . So Santino's busy with his own personal grudges. But what are the other apes planning?

Read more here.

PS: I know chimps aren't "monkeys," so no nasty letters, please!
PSS: Thanks to Emma for the tip!


Blogger mccincol said...

This was mentioned in the New York Times Science Times section, under Observatory by Henry Fountain. Excellent!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Air is Where said...

I'm thinking most animals are more intellegent than we know. that includes groundhogs, rats, squirrels, goats, and porcupines. nice picture, by the way.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Iheartkikistrikealotandamreadingitovertoday said...

HMMMMMMMM (love the picture, it reminds me of a certain sequel to a certain book with some certain Malasyian giant squirrels painted on walls holding some certain signs with the same certain kind of warning... geeeeee, why in the world does that ring a bell? Any ideas)

5:16 PM  
Anonymous i heart kiki strike alot and am reading it over today said...

OH, and an answer to your question,( even though they told me not to tell anyone) they're plotting to build a giant tower, collect all the bananas of the world, then throw them at us. so the next generation will live in fear of rocketing bananas, and stay away from them at all costs. therefor they get all the bananas to themselves. yup that's it... P.S. PLEASE don't tell them I told you guys

5:42 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

New profile picture!! Yay! XD Monkeys were always evil... I agree with you Iheartkikistrikeandamreadingitovertoday [do you type that all by hand or do you copy and paste?] Kasper would like this story lol

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Katelyn said...

I totally agree. I used to like monkeys but not anymore. Pardon my comment. I strongly detest them now.

7:06 PM  
Blogger falcon said...

I like the article too.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

I read about this in the Chicago Tribune this morning. ^.^

8:51 PM  
Anonymous fireisblinding said...

well,this WILL be disturbing. what are other monkeys planning, you ask? here's a story: ths lady had her pet chimp, which was running away so she called her friend over to help.well, the mokey got mad a tore her face off-almost literally. she lost an eye, lots of blood, a hand, and had to get a face transplant . the people said she looked like she got her hand stuck in a machine. she is alive but they beleive she has mental damage. that is TRUE. it was on the news. its so sad. even if you never pray, you should.

11:16 PM  
Blogger Irregular Kiki said...

Anonymous: (quote)
"The thing with Twilight is the stupid movie, emphesis on 'stupid'. It's going all popular because of that dude that plays edward in the movie. Let's all take a minute of silence, thinking of nasty names to call him."

You said that in one of the previous posts. That's so funny!
(Well I don't want to call him nasty names or anything) but, people just think he's so good because of the role he plays! Edward Cullen! To me, he looks and sounds like Johnny Depp in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, and when he walked away from Bella, he looked like The Hulk. Seriously! I just watched the movie a few days ago, and I collapsed on the floor laughing my head off.
The movie was reallllly funny, but the actors made a good effort. (I love Alice!)

5:07 AM  
Blogger Irregular Kiki said...

Also, a thirty one year old chimp, so cute!
New York Times seems to have such interesting things inside!

5:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you ask me, the movie is sick. Completely different nature of vampires. Now, everyone is more afraid of candy then they are of vampires! What is wrong with people these days? They are rabid freaks of nature, killing to survive. I say, die already.
If we ever moved onto the subject of edward cullen, I think I would start puking before I started talking. 1: Vampires don't need to go to school.2. Has he never heard of 'spray tan'? Please, these people in the high school must be pretty stupid if they haven't figured it out by now. Especially if that moron bella found out. 3. bella is a down-right imbicile. Why does he like her in the first place? 4. Has more mood swings than your average pyschopath. Should just take up therapy. Maybe getting banned from puerto rico. It'll suit him. Sicko

3:41 PM  
Blogger Air is Where said...

At dinner last night, after i read this, my parents mentioned it! freaky.

Oh, and i SO agree with anonymous and Irregular Kiki on the subject of Twilight. especially #3. i mean, he said himself he wants to eat you!

4:51 PM  
Blogger mccincol said...

Just wondering. How did the topic get from mastermind monkeys to badmouthing twilight ?

5:05 PM  
Anonymous I heart kiki strike alot and am reading it over today said...

Actually, kitty, I typed it once then when I started to again the computer just put it in

5:12 PM  
Anonymous I heart kiki strike alot and am reading it over today said...

I totaly agree with you anonymous, I know like a thousand and one girls who are in LOVE with Edward Cullen... though I've heard the actual book is good

P.S. who like this? ( It starts in the middle of the book)
I woke up to a knoking at the door. I guess they were waiting for me to answer but I kept sielent,
"Cassidy, I'm coming in" said a voice I only knew too wel. The door opened and there stood, the one, the only... Mr. Mellows, bearing a wiked grin on his face.
" Cassidy, Cassidy, Cassidy, you always where a handful. If you haven't been writing notes in my class probably none of this would have happened."

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Dakota Blue said...

what can I say? I'll join the monkeys and, as far as they know, I'll be on their side. Until of course I feed all the info they give me to people and help on the rebellion. Ha! Talk about undercover! (To be honest, I would want to bang some rock-heads if I was put into a cage.)

5:53 PM  
Blogger whoot said...



11:49 PM  
Blogger Mags said...


1:04 AM  
Blogger Mags said...

i love the book but the movie is okay

1:09 AM  
Blogger Irregular Kiki said...

Mccincol: I just wanted to reply to Anonymous and I did it on the latest post because then she'd read it. Sorry people

1:12 AM  
Anonymous Dakota Blue said...

I'll personally remember to give monkeys the evil eyes when I go to the zoo

2:32 PM  
Anonymous eternal espionage said...

Sounds a lot like my sister...

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Undiscovered Universe said...

WOW, that is the coolest thing on your blog in a while! And that is saying something! I looove that chimp. So comical!

I LOVE BANKSY! BTW, he is the COOLEST adult I know of. (No offense, Kirsten)

11:04 PM  
Anonymous UU said...

TWILIGHT HATERS: Twilight is awesome. I didn't love the movie, and it seems that that is what you are getting mad about. Read the books before you hate. Though I agree, Bella is kinda dumb. She's really not an original character though.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Dahlia said...

That's kind of creepy. Kind of makes you think Planet of the Apes might come true one day. *shudders*

Ugh, how is it that, no matter where I go online, Twilight always comes up?!?!?!?! I'm so sick of hearing about it!!! Former fans are even starting to say it wasn't that good! If you want to talk about it, find a Twilight discussion board or something!!!

Okay, I'm done now. :D

11:45 PM  
Blogger ipodpeople said...

Hi its just like the in the Empresses tomb thanks to jasper

10:17 AM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Wait... What are we talking about? ?A? Monkeys to Bansky to Twilight to monkeys to Banskey to monkeys?

1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gasp!! They're going to pelt us all with mashed bananas!! AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!! *runs in circles*
*reads preceding comments* Oh, golly. Disregard that little bit of insanity, please.

7:23 PM  
Anonymous dragonball z 93 said...

yeh i like twilight booksz but not the movie. Ha! this whole comment page is about twilight now!

12:35 AM  
Blogger Aye Ayes United! said...

You guys are all going to kill for this BUT......I'm siding with the Ape. I would do the same thing if I was held hostage in an artificial"natural" habitat. I think we should kidnap him and take him to Spain, where they have animal rights!

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

Dahlia~ AAUGHH! I sympathize.

1:30 PM  
Blogger falcon said...

We are talking about Banksy because that's who made the art on the post. (seriously guys, nobody realized that but me and Bridget?)

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Lalel said...

yes, I agree! (I think) Monkeys recieve restraining order! Now, cough up the bananas and no one gets hurt!

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever read Congo?

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katelyn i completely disagree with you..................... I LOVE MONKEYS AND THEY ARE SOOOOOOO CUTE, COOL AND SO AWESOME! so yea..... i like the picture too:)

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey anonymous, i totally agree with you. all my friends are gooey for twilight and i just plain hate it. i read all the books, watched the movie and i still hate it. i mean come on, bella is soooo dramatic, dumb,and she just doesn't get the fact that edward is a vampire and he wants to EAT HER!!!!! a really good vampire movie is 30 DAYS OF NIGHT. it takes place in alaska, but be warned it is a scary movie, but it shows how evil, vile and cruel vampires are!!!!!

3:26 PM  
Blogger liltomboyblue11;) said...

BACK TO KILLER CHIMPS!!! That's really cool!!! I like that monkey! Actually, I like all monkeys... xP

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Alyss said...

okay look, im not on any side okay just so yu know.-but puleez! just quit it with the anti twilight. i find it to be a pretty okay book. (not as gewd as kristen's or maximum ride but still) can we go bak to the evil mastermind primates?

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice, Kristen, I was about to point out that chimps are not monkeys (It kinda make me mad when people call chimps or apes monkeys they are VERY diffrent, plus monkeys are cooler and better, if I do say so myself) But since you did point out the fact that you wrote monkeys but ment chimps I chose not to provide a very long letter saying how they are diffrent (heh heh)

P.S. It's late so sorry for anything I spelled wrong or if anything didn't make sense

3:22 AM  

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