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Monkey Business
September 2, 2010 11:08 AM   Subscribe

Monkey Business: four short films (about three minutes each) by Matthew Killip, about people who work with monkeys and apes. India: Rhesus Macaques as pests; USA: Chimpanzee as research subject; Nigeria: baboons as entertainers; Indonesia: macaque as harvester.
posted by Greg Nog (11 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
"It's true monkeys are very intelligent. If they could figure out how to light a rock, or strike a match, they could destroy all of India. Indeed, the whole world."

Just ask humanity.
posted by ChuraChura at 11:17 AM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


One time I was in India with a friend and we were walking around this little hilltop village and a bunch of horrible macaques came rushing out of the trees towards us so I threw my bag of peanuts of my friend's feet and ran away. LOL.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 11:29 AM on September 2, 2010


Now that I've watched them all - wicked cool.
posted by ChuraChura at 12:17 PM on September 2, 2010


Thank you. Wonderful little collection. I could watch more!
posted by stonepharisee at 1:45 PM on September 2, 2010


I know! I wish the guy had kept going! I could watch a hundred of these!
posted by Greg Nog at 1:49 PM on September 2, 2010


I love this love this love this! My nickname is Monkey so I feel an extra-genetic connection with the little primates.
posted by festivemanb at 3:15 PM on September 2, 2010


They'll bite your f*ckin face off.
posted by Shike at 4:05 PM on September 2, 2010


Great, thanks!
posted by The Toad at 4:38 PM on September 2, 2010


I dissected a guenon a couple years ago. That thing had the biggest balls I've ever seen, on any mammal. They were so strikingly huge that even the professor, when he came over to check on my progress, remarked, "whoa, check out the testicles on that guy!" and called the rest of the class over.


And that is my story about monkeys.
posted by phunniemee at 6:42 PM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


I did not know that the public was fed up with monkeys stealing their cell phones. Awesome!
posted by troublewithwolves at 10:22 PM on September 2, 2010


Wild chimpanzees are learning how to outwit human hunters.
posted by homunculus at 4:39 PM on September 3, 2010


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