Monday, December 21, 2009

Blizzard bad behavior brief

We are quite busy at ABB Headquarters staring out the window wondering where next to shovel a spot in the snow for small spoiled dogs to pee, but one recent story should not pass without mention:

A man in China went to all the trouble of teaching some monkeys taekwondo, and what did they do but turn and use their newly learned skills on him:
Hu Luang, 32, a bystander who photographed the incident, said: "I saw one punch him in the eye - he grabbed another by the ear and it responded by grabbing his nose. They were leaping and jumping all over the place. It was better than a Bruce Lee film."

They say you shouldn't teach a pig to sing because it wastes your time and annoys the pig. But perhaps you ought to worry that the pig would start standing outside your window in the middle of the night, belting out arias at the top of its lungs, if these monkeys are any indication of how animals thank us for teaching them complicated human cultural activities.

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