03 January 2008

Macaque daddies

The Agence France-Presse reports that monkeys "pay" for sex, using their mad grooming skillz as a form of currency. Here's the story, which also noted that the monkeys — macaques, to be specific — mate 1.5 times an hour normally, or 3.5 times an hour with the added incentive of grooming the potential mate.

So another key difference between monkey and man: Man would be satisfied with having coitus 1.5 times an hour. I think.

"Cover me, when I sleep
Cover me, when I breathe
You throw your pearls before the swine
Make the monkey blind"
Peter Gabriel, "Shock the Monkey"

1 comment:

Maggie&Bandit said...

Ok. We understand this, but the only monkey we know is well-traveled, but can't do anything else. In fact, we aren't even sure if it's a he or a she monkey. Judge for yourself on our site at lowdogworld.blogspot.com.