Monkeys Pay to See Female Monkey Bottoms

And some people don’t believe that we share the same ancestor.

A new study found that male monkeys will give up their juice rewards in order to ogle pictures of female monkey’s bottoms. The way the experiment was set up, the act is akin to paying for the images, the researchers say.

The rhesus macaque monkeys also splurged on photos of top-dog counterparts, the high-ranking primates. Maybe that’s like you or me buying People magazine.

The research, which will be detailed in the March issue of Current Biology, gets more interesting.

The scientists actually had to pay these guys, in the form of extra juice, to get them to look at images of lower-ranking monkeys.

Curiously, the monkeys in the test hadn’t had any direct physical contact with the monkeys in the photos, so they didn’t have personal experience with who was hot and who was not.

(via Jabberwocky)

Marry Your Baby Daddy Day

Damn, I missed Marry Your Baby Daddy Day.

The nation’s first ever mass wedding of its
kind….

On September 29, 2005, 10 unmarried couples
w/children will be married during a landmark
event called Marry Your Baby Daddy Day. The
FREE mass wedding will be officiated by the
acclaimed Dr. Rev. Herbert Daughtry in
Brooklyn, NY. Celebrity wedding dress
designers, vendors and wedding planners have
signed up to make this a very memorable and
important moment in the lives of 10 loving,
fantastic couples! Several celebrity VIP figures
will be among the distinguished guests.

(Thanks Marlea)