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No more monkey business in Japan…maybe

A monkey believed to have bitten more than 100 people in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture since August was captured Oct. 10 after being cornered in the home of a resident here.

A Mishima official said there was no doubt that the captured macaque monkey was the one that had been attacking people, as it was snared shortly after three people were attacked nearby and there had been no other sightings or reports of injuries afterwards.

via The Mainichi Daily News.

October 12, 2010 Posted by | animals | , | Comments Off on No more monkey business in Japan…maybe

18 monkeys in girdle

A man with a mysterious bulge under his T-shirt was stopped, searched and detained at Mexico City’s international airport after authorities found 18 tiny endangered monkeys in a girdle he was wearing.

via  Weird news – msnbc.com.

July 20, 2010 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on 18 monkeys in girdle

Monkey Police? To improve their image?

A Thai police force has begun taking a monkey dressed in officer’s uniform on patrol each day to help improve relations with Muslim separatists.

Other forces are said to be considering enlisting a monkey to improve their image

More via  Sky News.

April 5, 2010 Posted by | animals, cops | , | Comments Off on Monkey Police? To improve their image?

Monkeys show no respect for the Master

…Lo Wung’s taekwondo monkeys have become a regular feature outside a shopping centre in Enshi, Hubei province, where they were trained to show off their martial arts skills on each other.

But one quick-thinking monkey saw his chance when Lo slipped – and caught him with a perfect flying kung fu kick to the head. The rest then joined in the affray.

Hu Luang, 32, who caught the incident on camera, said: “I saw one punch him in the eye – he grabbed another by the ear and it responded by grabbing his nose. They were leaping and jumping all over the place – it was better than a Bruce Lee film.”

At one point the monkey trainer grabbed a staff to hit the monkeys, only to find himself facing a stick-brandishing monkey that cracked him over the head.

via Ananova – Kung fu monkeys turn tables on trainer.

December 16, 2009 Posted by | animals | , | Comments Off on Monkeys show no respect for the Master

Cool ‘stache, Bro! Rock on!

Primates of the human variety like many different types of music – from classical to rap to country to rock- but monkeys are a little pickier. Researchers in Bejing have recently found that monkeys were calmed by heavy metal while ignoring other kinds of music.

via Tamarin Monkeys Rock Out To Metallica.

September 13, 2009 Posted by | animals, cool stuff, Pictures | , | Comments Off on Cool ‘stache, Bro! Rock on!

US Customs to woman: No monkeying around!!

A Spokane [Washington] woman and her mother have been convicted in federal court on charges of sneaking a rhesus monkey into the United States from Thailand. Gypsy Lawson, 29, hid the sedated young rhesus macaque under her blouse, pretending to be pregnant when she successfully passed through U.S. Customs in Los Angeles after a trip to Bangkok, Thailand.

via 1010 WINS

December 9, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off on US Customs to woman: No monkeying around!!

These waiters don’t monkey around…wait…

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October 7, 2008 Posted by | animals | , , | Comments Off on These waiters don’t monkey around…wait…