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hangover 2′ Monkey Is Now Addicted To Cigarettes

hangover 2′ Monkey Is Now Addicted To Cigarettes

Director Todd Phillips has come under fire by animal rights groups for getting the monkey that stars in Hangover 2 addicted to cigarettes.

Todd Phillips has admitted that the monkey, which features in the forthcoming comedy, has become addicted to cigarettes following filming.

Statement from Todd Phillips:

This was a joke. I make comedies.

If you read the story, it doesn’t even make sense. “On the set of her new film, she won’t stop smoking cigarettes”. Umm. Really? Maybe just take them away from her. Or at least take her money away so she can’t buy them any longer.

When you are doing press for a film, it tends to get repetitive, lots of the same questions over and over. Sometimes I like to mix it up with the journalists. Obviously, the monkey in the film NEVER smoked a single cigarette. There are people on set whose sole job is to protect that monkey. Even if I wanted her to smoke it wouldn’t be allowed. By the way, she also appears to do cocaine in the movie, but I guarantee you that she didn’t do that either (I can’t, however, comment on Ken Jeong’s cocaine use in the film).

Sorry for the confusion, but it definitely is a funny headline “PETA pissed after Todd Phillips gets Hangover 2 monkey addicted to cigarettes.” Definitely one for the office wall.

The monkey plays a significant role in the movie. A trailer featuring the primate simulating a sex act was pulled from theaters by the Motion Pictures Association of America earlier this month. (It was re-edited before making a second debut ahead of Scream 4 Friday.)

This isn’t the first time The Hangover’s monkey has come under the spotlight.

The initial trailer for the film, which showed controversial scenes featuring the animal, was pulled by the Motion Picture Association of America after it attracted a host of complaints.

However the monkey has continued to feature heavily in promotional material and trailers for the film, which again stars Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, and Ed Helms.

The movie takes place two years after the first film which was set in Las Vegas, and features the boys throwing a bachelor party for Stu.

Once again, things don’t go to plan and the trio wake up in a Bangkok hotel room with Ed’s character Stu waking up with a tattoo on his face and Stu’s brother-in-law Teddy missing.

During the mission to find Teddy, the trio visit a monastery where Alan gets knocked out by a monk, a girly bar where gun fire breaks out and yet another car chase where the boys trash a sports car.

Monkey Forest – Explore Bali’s Wilder Side in Ubud!

Monkey Forest – Explore Bali’s Wilder Side in Ubud!

Tipped to be one of Bali’s most precious natural treasures, the sacred Monkey Forest is a one of a kind nature reserve in the holiday Mecca. Officially dubbed the ‘Padangtegal Mandala Wisata Wanara Wana’, this sanctuary is operated by appointed village members in Padangtegal who form the Padangtegal Wenara Wana Foundation. Drawing well-over 15,000 visitors monthly this sprawling natural sanctuary devoted to the Crab Eating Macaque Monkey species is also a sacred site in Balinese Hinduism as the creatures and the land on which the nature reserve is located in is of religious significance dating back centuries.

Spread out across an expansive area of 27 acres, this breathtaking attraction in Ubud is home to nearly 340 monkeys that occupy the area of the forest in four groups. The entire populace includes 77 females who are adults, 122 adolescents, nearly 54 baby monkeys with the remaining being adult males and male sub adults.

In addition to the Monkey Forests’ fauna population the venue also boasts a large collection of tree varieties including 115 individual plant species. Most of these towering trees are deemed sacred or holy in Balinese culture and are often used in performing spiritual rites and ceremonies. The timbers from the trees are also employed exclusively for the construction of temples and shrines. The leaves of the Berigin tree for example are used during cremations of deceased villagers while small pieces of the Pule Bandak tree is used to make masks as the spirits of the jungle are believed to be contained within the trees.

Littered with historical monuments, the Sacred Monkey Forest is home to the temple named “Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal”, the “Holy Spring” bathing temple as well as another religious edifice used for cremations. In ancient times sacred forests such as these were encircled by temples in every direction reconfirming the coexistence of the spiritual realm with that of the living as well as the close relationship between nature and humans. Used for daily religious activities by villagers, the temples form an important part of Balinese culture and heritage.

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Buy Power Monkey Extreme Solar Charger For Safe, Effective And Efficient Performance

Buy Power Monkey Extreme Solar Charger For Safe, Effective And Efficient Performance

If you go outdoors for a week or more, it is quite difficult to manage an electric socket to recharge you Cellphone or iPad battery. There is nothing more irritating than a dead battery when you are at outdoors. Solar CellPhone and iPad Chargers are the best way to recharge your Cellphone or iPad battery for emergency power and power on the go. The Power Monkey Extreme is a portable solar charger, compatible for almost all major cell phones, iPhone, iPad and other portable devices. Power Monkey Extreme solar charger just requires sunlight to recharge your Cellphone or iPad battery, however it has a high stamina 9000mAh Lithium Polymer battery that offers a great power in a durable and compact shell. It is able to recharge standard mobile phones up to 12 times, iPhone up to 6 times, and iPad up to 6 times.

The Power Monkey Extreme is a mini power supply that has all the features of a standard battery charger. It can recharge almost all types of portable devices including Cellphone, iPhone, iPad, iPod, GPS, Garmin, MP4, MP3, PDAs and portable games consoles. One of the greatest features of Power Monkey Extreme solar charger is that it can recharge devices in the absence of sunlight by means of its massive 9000mAh battery. It is perfect choice for the hikers, campers, gadget enthusiasts, and travelers who love to travel at a long distance for a couple of week or more.

The Power Monkey Extreme solar charger contains two output channels, one channel outputs up to 700mAh (standard USB) and the other provides up to 2.1Amps DC port support for the Apple iPad and other tablet devices. You may recharge portable devices directly from standard USB channel, but we would like to recommend DC port to recharge iPad and tablet computers faster.

The Power Monkey Extreme is an ideal choice for Army, marine, aid agency and adventure enthusiast, because it is waterproof for 30 minutes as well as shock resistant. It has an LCD screen that displays working status (on/off) and battery capacity. It also features a unique one touch friction ON/OFF switch that only turned on when connected to a device. It has auto shutdown feature that automatically turned off this device after your Cellphone or iPad device is fully charged; this user friendly feature helps its users to stay tension free about monitoring the charging status and protects batteries from over charging damage.

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Giant Stuffed Monkeys & A New Monkey Species

Giant Stuffed Monkeys & A New Monkey Species

One has to wonder how much a giant stuffed monkey misses the opportunity to hang from a canopied bed or even a shelf, while it sits instead, somewhere, all but forgotten, and waits to be played with. After all, a giant stuffed monkey should be given every chance to do what it loves most: swing to and fro from anything that remotely will stand in for a tree.

In the summer of 2005, photographs were taken in the forests of Tanzania of what was deemed a new species of primate. A year later, in January 2006, The Wildlife Conservation Society were in those same forests looking for the tree-dwelling, grey animal.

Following examination of DNA test results going at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, not only was it discovered that the monkey was a new species, it was a new classification of primate altogether. It has been more than 83 years since a brand new classification of a living African primate has been found, reminding scientists just how much there still is to learn about plant and animal life on the planet.

This new monkey species was given the name Rungwecebus kipunji, after the home range it was found in, in Mt. Rungwe, Tanzania. When the monkey was first described by scientists in 2005, it was noted that both its behavior and appearance were different from other known monkey species. Initially, it was classified with the primate group called Lophcebus which includes mangabeys three other species of monkey but it was grouped that way only based on photographs and field observations. In the summer of 2005, a dead kipunji monkey was found by a farmer in a trap and was subsequently turned over to the Wildlife Conservation Society in Tanzania. Genetic analysis was done on the carcass as was a physical examination and it was discovered that this new primate was more like a baboon which belongs to the Papio classification. In addition, following examinations and analysis of its physical characteristics, multiple differences between baboons and the kipunji monkey became evident. As was the case, the kipunji was given its very own scientific classification, namely Rungwecebus.

While photographs tell one story, they do not always tell the entire tale as was evident in the case of the kipunji monkey. Through what was no less than international collaboration among scientists, with the use of genetic analysis, much more than just a new species of monkey was discovered.

A giant stuffed monkey is by no means a new kind of plush toy. It is however, one in which can easily come to ‘life’ simply because of its size. Given that animals made of terracotta and wood have long been a source of imagery for soft toys, there is nothing unusual about combining animal characters with the technology of making dolls to create a soft version in this case, the ever popular giant stuffed monkey.

Monkey God Festival – a tribute to mischievous and playful god

Monkey God Festival – a tribute to mischievous and playful god

Hong Kong is inspiring. The eye popping architecture and sleek design of their buildings and places or rest, work or play are inspiring to see. The wonder of the mind and its capability are ever so apparent in Hong Kong. Irrespective of the trendy shopping, buzzing nightlife and indulgent cuisine, Hong Kong is very much aware of its roots and culture. One would find a host of festivals and celebrations taking place throughout the year, very much as it has been the practice for centuries before.

Some of the festival and events in Hong Kong to take place this year is Pixar’s 25 year anniversary celebration, Italy 2011 a celebration of food, clothes, music and film from the graceful nation, the Chinese Opera Festival, the International Arts Carnival, Lan Kwai Fong Beer Fest, and many other consumer, sports and concerts.

For the tourist looking to understand the undertones of the culture of Hong Kong will find the Chinese Lunar New Year, Lantern Festival, Hung Shing Festival, Seven Sisters Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, Hungry Ghost Festival, Ching Ming Festival and the Monkey God Festival to be delightful.

The Monkey God first made an appearance in a novel that dates back to the Ming Dynasty, which was from (1386 to 1644) by the name of Pilgrim to the West. The storyline goes that the Monkey God was sent out from Taoist Heaven and redeemed his status by gaining Buddhist immortality. He escorted the Tang Xuan Zang on a pilgrimage that led him to obtaining the learning’s of Lord Buddha. During the previous festivals, the Monkey God is said to have possessed a number of monks to do bizarre acts such as climb stairs made of knives and walk on hot coal without injuring themselves. This was said to be in reflection of the challenges the Monkey God had to go through when he descended from Heaven and in his journey to India.

Today, the festival is celebrated either in the month of October or September by burning incense and much regalia. There is a temple dedicated to the Monkey God in Kowloon, which can be found on Pao Tat Estate.

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Resolving Monkey Virus Infection In Windows

Resolving Monkey Virus Infection In Windows

Ever heard of Monkey Virus? Monkey Virus spreads only through Floppy disks and affects Master Boot Record (MBR) of hard drives and the boot records of floppies. This virus moves the MBR from the first sector to the third, replaces the same with its own code. When booting normally from systems local hard disk, the virus gets activated but everything seems to perform normally for the user.

Monkey virus is a quite common boot sector virus that can leave you Windows in an unbootable condition. It retains a weird behavior and so it uses the stealth technology to hide its presence. Now that it encrypts the original data of your partition table, and you try booting the Windows based computer from a floppy disk, the system fails to recognize the hard drive and displays the following error occurs:

Invalid drive specifications

But when you boot with the affected hard disk, the partition table is accessible and everything seems to be just normal. This happens as the monkey virus has replaced the MBR code of hard disk by its own code and moves the MBR to hard drives third sector. It occurs due to the moved partition- which also makes your hard disk drive inaccessible when you boot with floppy.

Now if you are sure that your computers Windows has been infected from Monkey virus, we suggest you not to run commands such as /fixmbr or fdisk /mbr etc. Attempting to run such commands might just damage your partition table and MBR severely instead of resolving the issue.

Dont use any disk editor that claims to retrieve your MBR back just as it was actually before the corruption. The disk editor might be successful in removing the virus cases, but your Windows wont boot after using this. When you use any anti-virus software for removing the Monkey virus, make sure that it is able to decrypt the partition table. Ignoring this might just result in serious data loss from your hard disk drive.

Now the question that arises is how can you remove this Monkey virus? Well, just use any of the measures given below, to flush Monkey virus out of your computer:

Restore MBR and partition table from a virus-free backup copy of your data.

If possible, locate the original zero track, decrypt the information and move it back to the original place.

Use a professional and quality antivirus software

Repartition the hard disk, reformat the logical drives and restore the lost data from a previous backup.

If in case, you find out that your data backup copy is invalid or absent, use recover disk tool to restore all your data. These special recover disk tools scan your Windows disk and recover disk or Windows data safely.

A harpy eagle attacks death harvests the weak monkey

A harpy eagle attacks death harvests the weak monkey

At the end of the afternoon I was coming back from the forest with my field assistant, when we heard a noise some 500 metres away from us. We hurried towards it and followed the loud alarm calls. When I was some 20 metres away from it I saw a group of white-bellied spider monkeys (Ateles belzebuth) vocalising agitatedly and close by was another group of red howler monkeys (Alouatta seniculus), also vocalising loudly. I thought that they must be engaged in an agonistic meeting, possibly competing for some food source or other, but, to my utter surprise, I saw, just above them in an emergent tree, a majestic harpy eagle (Harpia Harpyja) holding an old female howler monkey in its claws that it had just attacked.

The howler was still debating occasionally, but was mostly hanging from the tree trunk. The harpy eagle had one foot on its chest and the other supporting itself in the tree. As soon as the harpy eagle saw us, it tried to fly away with the big howler in its claws, but instead, it released the monkey from its grip.

I then collected the howler, which was still alive, but she died on the way back to the field base. As soon as it died, hundreds of nematode worms came out of its body through the natural cavities (mouth, ears, rectum and vagina) and also through the wounds the harpy eagle had inflicted on it. It was also infested by hundreds of fly eggs and larvae (dipterans, or flies), which had spread all over its fur. Interestingly though, the dipterans eggs were carefully laid halfway along each strand of fur, almost in a calculated synchrony.

This apparent health condition, together with the fact that her teeth were heavily worn out and decayed, only one third intact and blackened with age, with three missing and one broken, makes me assume that this older female may well have been sick, weak and consequently more susceptible to attack.

Considering that assemblages of up to three primate species are fairly common in the study area, as are polyspecific choruses, including for instance, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, and squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus), we think that it makes a lot of sense that harpy eagle predation may be more directed towards senile debilitated individuals. All the others would be well aware of predators even before they could see them. More individuals, and more individuals of different species, with different abilities to evade predators, may jeopardize the efforts of the predator to trap them. Adult howlers, specifically, however, may pose a transport problem to harpy eagles because of their large body size.

To know more about the subject, about animal protection and respect, and also about the life of a scientist in the jungle, his discoveries, challenges and even life threats, read: AMAZONIA AND OTHER FORESTS OF BRAZIL, by Janus Publishing, London, found from www.amazon.com.

Monkey Driving A Limo

Monkey Driving A Limo

Now we dont know if this is true or false but rumour is this is true!!!!
There was a bunch of monkeys that where getting trained to be butlers for people. These monkeys are quick thinkers, and fast learners. The monkeys can do anything you want them to. They can bring you food, serve you a pint and bring the tea and even clean the kitchen.

The monkeys were brought to the UK to see if they could drive a hummer limo. The monkeys loved the look of the hummer limo hire as they are very big Hummer limos they also wanted to look the part of a chauffeur which included wearing the uniformed suits with a hat. They got a lot of practise from driving the limo. They also have a good sense of direction. Well as the owner who had a old hummer limo hire was ready to part with his limo for the experiment as long as he could come and see it take place.

Well this hummer was not a brand new one but it still looked nice it was in a black colour the owner of the hummer limo hire took most of the features off as he thought he could use it for another hummer limo.

Well these monkeys all had a go to drive the hummer limo hire, they wear loving it as it only took them a little while to figure out the brakes and accelerator. They had the time of their lives, by the end of the drive, the monkeys had been driving like professional chauffeurs. They could have even passed a public service vehicle (PSV) licence test.

By the end of the day the monkeys where so good all you would have to do is clap your hands twice and say: Take me to my limo hire London! And the monkey would tip his hat to you and drive you there.

Giant Stuffed Monkey Toys & New World Monkey Facts

Giant Stuffed Monkey Toys & New World Monkey Facts

With a giant stuffed monkey, the possibilities for play are endless. Designed with long arms and tails, soft plush bodies, and velvety soled feet, a giant stuffed monkey is ready whenever you are to dive into an outrageous world of adventure.

In tropical Central and South America, the New World monkey species – Howlers – can be found. They get their name from the harsh, unpleasant sound they make. At dawn and dusk, when a group of howlers all vocalize at the same time, they can be heard up to three miles away. With their large throats and specialized vocal chambers, male monkeys are able to turn up the volume when making their signature call. It is meant as a warning message to other monkeys that the territory is already occupied.

Howler monkeys are the biggest of all nine species of New World monkeys. And, they have wide nostrils that open from the side and no padding on their rumps, which sets them apart from Old World monkeys. They are also blessed with a tail that can be used for grasping, holding and wrapping around objects. Howlers use their tails as an extra arm with which they can use to grasp or hang from the tree branches. Given Howlers rarely go to the ground, their tail comes in quite handy. Since leaves make up the majority of their diet, they prefer to remain above ground where they can dine to their hearts content.

Howler monkeys have distinctive beards and thick, long hair that can be black, brown, or red. They grow to about two feet in length (which does not include its 30-inch tail) and weighing up to 22 pounds. Unlike most other species of monkey, howlers do not travel often, preferring to remain in their small communities. They are typically inactive only covering about 1,300 feet in an entire day and sleep upwards of 15 hours. Next to sloths, howler monkeys are some of the slowest mammals in the rain forest.

If you’re on the lookout for a prime monkey stuffed animal, online stores are the place to go for all your monkey stuffed animal needs. While they don’t have plush howler monkeys, they do carry instead, a lovely selection of other soft monkey toys – the Gibbon monkey species, for example. You don’t have to get specific when choosing a monkey stuffed animal; whichever one you choose will surely be a hit and enjoyed for years to come.

Angeline Hope is a collector of giant stuffed animals. You can view a selection of giant stuffed animals including giant stuffed monkey toys at MyBigPlush.

Ancient Temples, Tropical Forests and Mischievous Monkeys – Uluwatu Monkey Forest

Ancient Temples, Tropical Forests and Mischievous Monkeys – Uluwatu Monkey Forest

Bali, an Indonesian island situated on the west of the Lesser Sunda Islands, is a popular tourist destination. Known for its natural beauty, vibrant culture, traditional society, tourist attractions, and its rich traditional arts industry, Bali is the largest tourist destination of Indonesia. Its breathtaking views, lush rice terraces and sparkling rivers, have also made Bali a relaxing and tranquil haven. >

Among the many lush forests of Bali, one that is most popular is the Uluwatu Monkey Forest, a beautiful and ancient forest. The Uluwatu Monkey Forest is known for its lush greenery and wide variety of fauna, and also due to its mischievous and playful monkeys. Being home to many ancient temples, the forest is visited by many tourists, who often have an exciting encounter with the monkeys of this forest.

The Uluwatu Monkey Forest is a tropical eco-system, home to many species of trees and animals. The forest is in close proximity to the ancient and splendid Uluwatu Temple, making locals claim that the forest is indeed a sacred forest. The great thing about this mysterious forest is that it has breathtaking natural beauty, and enables tourists to interact with the playful furry inhabitants of the forest.

It is quite advisable to travel into the forest with a tour guide due to the vast area and wild animals of the forest, but most importantly it is to have a safe encounter with the monkeys. The playful little creatures are full of mischief and curiosity and are always on the prowl to snatch your headgear or steal one of your belongings! But a guide will know how to get the monkey to return what he took from you without making things too unpleasant. These troops of monkeys also visit the Uluwatu Temple and engage in a variety of playful exploits, which are often fascinating to witness. These intriguing and curious little creatures are not known to be aggressive or fierce like monkeys in certain other forest, but still it is always advisable to proceed with a certain level of caution when interacting with the monkeys of the Uluwatu Monkey Forest.

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