Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Monkey Shines

A 120-pound chimpanzee named Judy escaped from her sleeping area in the Little Rock Zoo (Ark.). She got into primate service area and raided the refrigerator where chimp snacks are stored, as well as rummaging in cabinets and drinking from juice boxes and other soft drinks. At one point, Judy the chimp even wrung out a sponge and scrubbed down the fridge! (cite)

There has got to bea way to use bananas for world domination ...Wait, it gets better ...

She even took a toilet brush and cleaned a toilet!!

Park officials stated the 37-year old chimp was a house pet prior to the zoo acquiring her in 1988.

Eventually, zookeepers tranquilized Judy after they failed to charm her back into her cage. She fell asleep on top of the newly scrubbed fridge with some cinnamon-raisin bread. There was no danger of Judy escaping outside the service area, according to the zookeepers.

I think they should let ol' Judy out more often if she's going to clean up for them. Heck, I can't even get my kids to clean up when I want them to.

Maybe I should feed them bananas ... ??

Who knows? Instead of robots, maybe the future will be filled with chimps and other primates doing menial tasks for us; cleaning, lawn work, writing blogs ... It would be Utopia! Maybe we could even boost their intelligence a bit and have them do food preparation, chauffering, or making major motion pictures. (Some people might claim that we have a super(??) intelligent chimp in the Oval Office right now! I wouldn't, but others might ...) This could be great for the world. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

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