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.
The Happy Hank Experiment
He supposedly grows to 600% his current size
The Happy Hank Experiment
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.
The Happy Hank Experiment
He sure is happy.
The Happy Hank Experiment
Just under 2 inches tall.
The Happy Hank Experiment
This handy Hot Box Pizza cup will be our monkey pool.
The Happy Hank Experiment
Have fun in there, little dude.

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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 monkey god Hanuman — worshipped by millions as a symbol of physical strength, perseverance and devotion.

“He climbs up trees, behaves like a monkey and is a strict vegetarian, but he is no god and his condition is just a congenital defect,” says Bhushan Chakraborty, the local medical officer.

Tucked away in a hamlet in Banarhat, over 400 miles north of Kolkata, the state capital, devotees wait for hours to see or touch Oraon’s 13-inch tail, believing that it has healing powers.

Doctors said the “tail” — made up of some flesh but mostly of dark hair — was simply a rare physical attribute.

“It is a congenital anomaly, but very rarely do we find such cases,” B. Ramana, a Kolkata-based surgeon, told Reuters.

No, I’m not flying to India. Just because I read the Hanuman Chalisa everyday, doesn’t mean I think he’s coming to visit.

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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, questions and advice can be left on the blog.
I’m tired of cooking. I hate scrubbing pots and pans. I’ve wasted too much time in the checkout line. It’s time to eat chow.

hee. Cool. I love his logo of a monkey flipping the bird.

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