Saturday, 14 March 2009

Flossing Monkeys


Japanese researchers have found a group of monkeys in Thailand who have taught their infants how to floss their teeth. A research team at Japan's Kyoto University observed the macaques flossing their teeth with strands of human hair. The team believe it is the first confirmation that wild monkey parents can teach their offspring how to use tools.

At least we human are good for something for these monkeys - be a flossing tool! LOL

23 comments:

  1. Monkeys are quite smart - not surprising they can teach their offsprings a lot of things!

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  2. Haha..yup our human hair put to good use by the monkeys.

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  3. @foong,
    congrats. :)

    foong, Jim, Mei Teng,
    they are so clever. If the world doesn't end in 2012 or for another few million years, what do you think these monkeys will evolve to?

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  4. I just hope there is no dandruff on the human hair. LOL!

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  5. evidence shows that we are not the only smart monkeys.

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  6. @BK,
    then we have to teach them to use dandruff shampoo to gargle. LOL

    @Life Ramblings.
    hahaha... yeah maybe in a few million years we (the hairless monkey) will be outsmarted by these monkey pulak. o_O

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  7. I've been flossing my teeth for years after my mother taught me how and been called a cheeky monkey many times since. lol

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  8. Hi Lina, I was thinking we COULD actually meet on the 16th itself, maybe before the 7-pm event at Mist Club (more information at here. I'll be staying somewhere near KL downtown so if you're around maybe I can go see you? Please email me at prince_caspian_86@yahoo.com and I can give you my contact details therein. Hope you can comment soon :D

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  9. @martin,
    I'm trying to imagine you as a cheeky little monkey. LOL

    @Jim,
    Mist Club is located behind NST right? Very near to my FIL house & where I'm staying during weekdays. :)

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  10. I was watching a program today where a chimp brushes his teeth and wears his pajama pants before he goes to sleep. Monkeys are amazing.

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  11. @lina

    Well it's my first time there so I don't really the landmarks around the area. If can meet you nearby then also good la, I'll call you if anything. XD

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  12. correction: *know the landmarks*

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  13. I'm surprised!
    But monkeys are intelligent animals.

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  14. I hope we humans won't wake up one day to find monkeys more disciplined and health conscious than us in the future. haha...

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  15. @AVCr8teur,
    wow that is indeed amazing!

    @Jim,
    sure. :)

    @ECL,
    hahaha... Even now, some of us human are no better than monkeys in terms of hygiene. XD

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  16. they should find uses for other human parts :D

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  17. I think the monkeys will become smarter than humans if we survive 2012. Or maybe the end of the world will really happen and wipe out most humans, leaving the monkeys intact. They become smarter and then rule the earth, making humans their slaves! Just like the Planet Of The Apes movie! LOL!

    Btw, I met up with Jim Long yesterday at Kelana Jaya. Very nice guy. Did you meet up with him?

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  18. @Jamaipanese,
    I shudder to imagine! XD

    @foong,
    that is another scary thought. LOL

    Nope, I didn't met Jim after all... Zaini was waiting for me at MV as he wanted to go back to Balakong while Jim wanted to meet up nearby NST. Had to pusing2. Some more rain. :(
    Sorry Jim! Maybe another time, eh?

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  19. I agree there are people who are not as hygienic as these monkeys. :P

    I have a student once who doesn't bathe for days and days, he is so smelly! yucks!

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  20. WAAAAA! Personal Hygiene,clever monks!

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  21. the brightest individuals next to human beings. lol!!!

    thanks for sharing.

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