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#1 simple simon

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 05:58 PM

Its not just human consciousness which is changing... Simian consciousness is evolving as well!

They are now starting to use hand gestures to tell each other to 'go away / leave me alone'...

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Monkeys learn to cover their eyes when they want to be left alone.

Monkeys at Colchester Zoo have invented a unique do not disturb sign that has amazed experts

http://www.telegraph...left-alone.html

The mandrills - the largest member of the monkey family - put their hands over their eyes when they want to be left alone.

Its a gesture thats never been seen before, and experts believe its evidence of social culture among animals. They believe one of the mandrills made up the gesture and passed it on to her pals something thats common in humans but almost unheard of in animals.

No other monkeys use the gesture, says Mark E. Laidre, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, who reports on the mandrills in the Scientific American magazine. Its not to block the sun, and their eyes remain open.

1n 1999, zookeepers saw a young female mandrill, Milly, make the gesture, but it was only when Laidre visited in 2007 that anyone realised itys significance

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 08:05 PM

Thought that was so they could hear no evil
;)

if they had longer knecks they might stick their head in the sand

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 10:47 PM

Thought that was so they could hear no evil
;)

if they had longer knecks they might stick their head in the sand

;)

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Seth, Dont you mean 'see no evil'?

Anyway, I'm waiting to see if / when they learn to sign expletives to each other! That would make them almost human! :lol:

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 01:19 PM

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaye that as well

but we don't see many monkeys in Hartlepool
http://www.thisishartlepool.co.uk/history/...epoolmonkey.asp

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 03:44 PM

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaye that as well

but we don't see many monkeys in Hartlepool
http://www.thisishartlepool.co.uk/history/...epoolmonkey.asp

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*Strikes me, humans just learning about this?
...It's all just a case of 'Monkey see-Monkey do'...or a game of 'Peek A Boo'. Hey that rhymes/'S' ;)



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Posted 07 August 2011 - 10:03 PM

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaye that as well

but we don't see many monkeys in Hartlepool
http://www.thisishartlepool.co.uk/history/...epoolmonkey.asp

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Well you know why that is... they've all gone to France!

Many years ago I was somewhere where a Jewish man was recounting his wartime evacuation stories... he said that he was sent to Cornwall, and when the locals heard that he was Jewish they were most bemused - because he did not have any horns!

So, although it sounds bizarre I suppose its just as likely that 'many years ago' the people of Hartlepool did not know the difference between the French and monkeys.

I would like to think that everyone is that little bit wiser nowadays, although there are times when I would like a laymans guide to distinguishing parasites from politicians and bureaucrats. ;)

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 04:32 PM

Hi Simon it got better.....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/1965569.stm

H'Angus the Monkey has been elected mayor of Hartlepool in a victory for the mascot of the town's football team.
H'Angus, also known as Stuart Drummond, beat off opposition from the main political parties to land the £53,000-a-year job as local talisman.

The mascot's vote-winning slogan was "free bananas for schoolchildren".

That was 2002 and he is still mayor :lol:




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Posted 08 August 2011 - 08:06 PM

Hi Simon it got better.....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/1965569.stm

H'Angus the Monkey has been elected mayor of Hartlepool in a victory for the mascot of the town's football team.
H'Angus, also known as Stuart Drummond, beat off opposition from the main political parties to land the £53,000-a-year job as local talisman.

The mascot's vote-winning slogan was "free bananas for schoolchildren".

That was 2002 and he is still mayor :lol:



Hello Seth,

Yes I vaguely remember him - a 'colourful' local individual who as you say proved that sometimes an independent can beat the mainstream political parties.

But I am surprised to see that he is being paid - I'd have thought that monkey nuts would be sufficient to keep him happy!
M
aybe he should set his sights on 10 Downing Street. He can only do better than the mainstream crowd!

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 09:33 PM

Hello Seth,

Yes I vaguely remember him - a 'colourful' local individual who as you say proved that sometimes an independent can beat the mainstream political parties.

But I am surprised to see that he is being paid - I'd have thought that monkey nuts would be sufficient to keep him happy!
M
aybe he should set his sights on 10 Downing Street. He can only do better than the mainstream crowd!

Simon


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Posted 08 August 2011 - 10:27 PM

Nah, I dont use Twitter, nor Twatter (whatever that is). :huh:

On the theme of changing states of consciousness, and at a very crude level, there is a LOT of madness and even some insanity here in London this evening. Gangs of mostly youths have gone on the rampage through town centres and retail parks looting and burning businesses. Several buses have been torched too, and to try and stop them moving to new areas a whole raft of railway stations (underground / mainline railway) have been closed and bus services withdrawn. The town centre section of Croydons tramway has been closed too.

There have been some very big fires with large buildings gutted and many livelihoods ruined. And this is before the collapsing stock market had become more than just a 'downturn'.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 10:52 AM

Sweeps. You must have been in Davey Jones Locker for this one JY
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