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Customer’s Spider Monkey Bites Car Dealership Employee

An employee of an Ohio Chevrolet dealership probably didn’t expect to say the words, “Can I pet your monkey?” during his work day. When a customer brought a pet spider monkey along on a trip to the body shop, the employee asked to pet the animal. It bit him, drawing blood. [More]

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Think You Can Buy A Pet Monkey On The Web? Don’t Be Shocked When You’re Scammed

There are many things you can buy on the Internet. At least three or four, just off the top of my head. But you’d better be sure the object of your desire is something that’s legal to bring into the country in the first place, otherwise you could end up like the Michigan woman who just wanted a monkey from Cameroon all for her own. [More]

The First Ad Campaign That Targets Monkeys

The First Ad Campaign That Targets Monkeys

Scientists are devising a series of billboards directed at monkeys to see if advertising works on them too, reports the New Scientist. [More]

Japan Introduces Monkey Waiters; Blogger Scratches Another Business Plan Off His List

Japan Introduces Monkey Waiters; Blogger Scratches Another Business Plan Off His List

A Japanese sake house near Tokyo has stolen one of my ideas and employed monkeys as waiters—one brings hot towels to customers when they sit down, and another takes orders and delivers bottles of sake. They’re tipped in edamame, which U.S. waitstaff should seriously consider since you don’t have to report it, and since the dollar will soon be worth about the same anyway. Our favorite quote from the article: “‘The monkeys are actually better waiters than some really bad human ones,’ customer Takayoshi Soeno said.” Hold on to your hats, there’s video footage below!

Confirmed: BPA Will Harm Your Monkey

Confirmed: BPA Will Harm Your Monkey

Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have linked [BPA] to problems with brain function and mood disorders in monkeys—the first time the chemical has been connected to health problems in primates.

Should You Buy A Monkey?

Should You Buy A Monkey?

Like so many of us, Stewart at My Family’s Money has always wanted to own a monkey. His reasoning is sound: “They are ridiculously awesome and having one as a pet would be even more awesome.” Stewart decided it would be a good idea to estimate the total lifetime cost of owning a monkey. We think he’s playing a little fast and loose with the numbers, but then again where do you go to get hard stats on monkey ownership? Not from our lazy Census takers, that’s for sure.

Best Stories Ever, This Week

Best Stories Ever, This Week

UPS Takes a Year to Deliver Package. What else is rotting in the UPS warehouses across America?