Monday, 4 July 2011

Monkey see, monkey do

Gloria Lee
Gloria Lee
A piece of random trivia: the word 'monkey' appears to have its root in the Dutch word 'manneken', or 'little man'.

Take a look at the photos. The topmost one is of an adorable little monkey who swung down and clung on to the foot of our Thai guide the moment he saw him, just like a baby. The second photo was taken at MacRitchie Reservoir, of adult monkeys picking fleas off the younger ones. If you look closely, their features, posture and actions eerily echo that of humans (or maybe it's the other way around)!

But unlike us, monkeys won't get sunburnt and can't catch cold. Lucky them. And judging by the Darwin theory of natural selection, we humans are then the weakest link.

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