Posts Tagged: monkeys

365 project – Day 5: The Happy Hank Experiment

Today, we’re going to test out this monkey present I got from Stephanie’s niece for Christmas. He supposedly grows to 600% his current size Here’s all the terms of service and such. It takes 10 whole days for him to grow, so we’ll have to come back to see what he looks like. He sure

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Favorite children’s book character?

This came out of a discussion at work — who’s your favorite children’s book character? Obviously, mine is Curious George, but there are lots on my list. Who is on yours?

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Hanuman Sightings

Via Reuters: KOLKATA (Reuters) – Thousands of people are flocking to an impoverished Indian village in eastern West Bengal state to worship a man they believe possesses divine powers because he climbs up trees in seconds, gobbles up bananas and has a “tail.” Devotees say 27-year-old villager Chandre Oraon is an incarnation of the Hindu

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Monkey Chow

This guy is going on a diet of Monkey Chow — eating only primate food. I didn’t know they made the stuff. Maybe I’ll lose weight. Maybe I’ll gain superhuman monkey strength. Maybe I’ll go crazy. Maybe it’s too late. Check back here every day to follow along with the Monkey Chow Diaries. Comments, criticisms,

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Sock Monkeys

This is one of the reasons why the internets can be BAD — I find sites like SockMonkeyDrawer, wherein I feel I need to buy all the aminals and take them home with me. They make custom, one-of-a-kind cool sock monkeys. You should buy me one.

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Daily Monkey

Daily Monkey posts a picture of a monkey every day, along with a monkey related quote. Cool!

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Orphan Baby Monkey has own stuffed duck

Loki the squirell monkey lost his mommy soon after he was born at the Taronga Zoo in Australia, but he’s getting along with the help of his zoo keeper and a stuffed duck. Nothing like a good “monkey and duck” story to round out the week.

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2005 Monkey News: LA Weekly’s List

LA Weekly gives us a rundown of the top primate news stories of 2005. This story is good: Contagious Yawning Science has yet to explain why humans yawn, or why we yawn when we see other people yawn. What we do now know is that both great apes and the lesser primates (macaques and lemurs)

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Gourmet Amigurumi

I’ve mentioned before Gourmet Amigurumi, the business run by Beth Doherty that makes great crochet animal dolls. I had Beth make this figure skating monkey for Christmas for Stephanie… along with a monkey for me, too. If you look at Beth’s Flickr photos of her work, she’s got some really amazing dolls. She just recently

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Goth Embroidery (and pirates, and monkeys!)

Sublime Stitching‘s site says, “This ain’t you gramma’s embroidery!” And they’re quite right. With patterns for everything from tikis, sushi bars, goth patterns, mexican wrestlers, pirates and monkeys, they make a really boring craft into something fun and hip. Well, okay, about as hip as embroidery can get, anyway.

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King Kong Movie Trailer

The trailer for the King Kong movie is out!!! Movie to be released December 14th. I can’t wait!! What sucks, though, is that the only downloads they have at the site are AIM icons. I want desktop wallpaper, people. The photos are a disappointment as well, because they only show the cast members. Here is

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New Monkey Species Discovered

Yeah! Scientists discover a new species of monkey in Africa. The BBC story includes a picture of the new guy, called the Highland Mangabey. “This exciting discovery demonstrates once again how little we know about our closest living relatives, the nonhuman primates,” said Russell Mittermeier, chairman of the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN-The World Conservation

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Chinese women want to give birth in year of monkey

Many expectant Chinese women are trying to delay the birth of their children until the Year of the Monkey begins next week because they think it will bring them luck, state media said.” Because being born in the Year of the Monkey ROCKS. And being born in the Year of the Goat SUCKS! In other

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