B-Boy Limping

I hear ya, Santino
March 10, 2009, 9:43 am
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I like the graphic below, which the Times used today to illustrate their story about Santino, an unusual Swedish chimp with foresight that “has been calmly planning rock-throwing attacks against zoo visitors for the past 11 years.”

He apparently stockpiles his rocks, sometimes breaking off chunks of walls to use as his ammunition when he just can’t take our stupid faces anymore. But don’t worry about the zoo visitors, according to the doctor that wrote the article about it in Current Biology, “Chimps throw underhanded and have terrible aim.” That’s what you think, Dr. Mathias Osvath of Lund University. Santino knows he has a good thing going. Did you ever consider that maybe he was missing on purpose?


As Sasha noted, it’s just like Santino the human! (Forgive us, we’re big Project Runway fans. And oh yeah, chimps are plotting a revolution.)

[NY Times]


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Why not give the chimp the benefit of the doubt… Maybe he just wants to play catch. Not all chimps are trying to tear your face off.

Or, we could be turning into Planet of the Apes. All those fears that robots are going to take over are wrong… it’s going to be the chimps.

Comment by effyouitsmagic

Also, you can dress a chimp up in people clothes, but that does not make it a hairy child.

Comment by bboylimping

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