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nickvb123 2006-08-13 01:39 AM

monkey riding a unicycle?
 
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...904&q=unicycle

WOW. Ive watched this a couple of times and im quite sure its not fake, just look at the monkeys face, theres no way people can make a face look that real. That is a real eye opene :eek: If it is an a midget in a monkey costume i will be quite surprised.

It was only uploaded on June 23 this year and im pretty sure no one has posted it yet.

This thread comes close.

iridemymuni 2006-08-13 01:41 AM

hey cool a monkey riding a unicycle !!

it looks real

ice_cold_uni6 2006-08-13 01:44 AM

thats gotta be real. no way thats a midget in a monkey costume.

supper impressive! i wonder what motivated the monkey to learn to ride, let alone ride backwards?

burjzyntski 2006-08-13 01:48 AM

reminds me of that joke...

"how do you teach a bear to ride a bicycle/unicycle?"

burjzyntski 2006-08-13 01:48 AM

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nail its feet to the pedals and beat it with a stick :rolleyes:

Klaas Bil 2006-08-13 06:46 AM

Re: monkey riding a unicycle?
 
I have a video somewhere of a chimpanzee riding forward. It was
mentioned a couple of years ago on this forum, I don't remember the
link. Riding backwards is new to me.

I'm worried whether the chimpanzee had fun during practicing though.

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict
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"I'm slowly but surely stealing Wales and bringing it back to my house on the wheel, frame and cranks of my muni. - phil"


tomtrevor 2006-08-13 06:49 AM

that has got to be one of the coolest monkeys on earth! it can ride backwards, how cool!

nickvb123 2006-08-13 07:14 AM

next it can learn to wheel walk :D

Quote:

I'm worried whether the chimpanzee had fun during practicing though.
I think for the moneky to be able to ride, it would have to have some enjoyment for what it was doing otherwise it would get too frustrated and give up.

tomtrevor 2006-08-13 07:20 AM

it would be so cool if that monkey became one of the best riders in the world!

it would also be extremely wierd and screw with a lot of sciencetists minds!

ThisGuyIKnow 2006-08-13 07:57 AM

It's not a monkey by the way it's an ape.

It's real look at the feet.

But why would it blow scientists' minds? Scientists have always beleived apes to be intelligent.

tomtrevor 2006-08-13 08:02 AM

yes, but that smart! thats pretty amasing

pete66 2006-08-13 11:06 AM

Thanks for posting this, I've heard of a guy who apparently taught orangutangs to ride unicycles in the '60s or there abouts, have never ever seen footage before this though.

Can chimps teach other chimps how to ride?

How awesome could a primate get at trials?!

Semach.the.monkey 2006-08-13 12:46 PM

Re: monkey riding a unicycle?
 
"nickvb123" wrote in message ...
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Pah! That's nothing. I've been riding for years. I can go backwards,
play hockey, do muni, SIF, and a whole bunch of other things that monkey
didn't do in the video.

Semach.the.monkey



tholub 2006-08-13 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Klaas Bil
I have a video somewhere of a chimpanzee riding forward. It was
mentioned a couple of years ago on this forum, I don't remember the
link. Riding backwards is new to me.

I'm worried whether the chimpanzee had fun during practicing though.

I bet he did; chimpanzees are curious creatures, and enjoy solving problems and puzzles. They probably get some of the same "wow, I'm riding!" feeling that humans do when we first manage to ride.

ThisGuyIKnow 2006-08-13 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tholub
I bet he did; chimpanzees are curious creatures, and enjoy solving problems and puzzles. They probably get some of the same "wow, I'm riding!" feeling that humans do when we first manage to ride.

It just depends on how much beating was involved in the learning process. At the man standing there who is probably the trainer doesn't have a whip or anything. There is a clip somewhere esle of monkey (yes, monkeys not chimps) riding little bicycles around a ring, but right in the middle is a trainer with a whip. Ewwwww!


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