Monkey Business

This is possibly the funniest combination of headline and lede I’ve ever read in a news article. I have to ask “why?” The answer is apparently something to do with evolution and the modeling human behaviour on monkey behaviour.

Monkeys hate flying squirrels, report monkey-annoyance experts

Japanese macaques will completely flip out in when presented with a flying squirrels, a new study in monkey-antagonism has found. The research could pave the way for advanced methods of enraging monkeys.

The story is a bit of a let down after that. I didn’t know we were looking for methods to enrage monkeys though. So I’ve learned something new today. Have you?