Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Chimps Prefer Cooked Food

Well, it had to happen. Some curious researchers did a study to determine whether chimps prefer their food cooked or raw. I know this is something I've been wondering about nearly my entire life! You too? I know, right??? I can die at peace knowing that chimps prefer cooked food. Those lucky chimps probably thought they hit the jackpot. There they were, minding their own monkey business, when along came some friendly people with food.

The chimps in the study were given cooked and uncooked versions of carrots, sweet potatoes and beef. Said chimps showed a preference for the cooked foods. Well dang, I prefer cooked food too - especially if somebody else cooks it for me! I wonder if they got Banana's Foster for dessert? I suppose the next step is to teach them sign language so they can order up their food. You know, from the 'Zoo' Chef...

In an attempt to duplicate the researcher's results I did an independent study of my own. My study involved asking Sock Monkey what he thought. Since he can't talk, (he is a monkey after all) he ran out to the kitchen and showed me via monkey display just what sort of cooked food he prefers. That's right. Even monkeys prefer pepperoni pizza!

10 comments:

scaramouche jones said...

This information came just at the right time - I have Mr & Mrs Orangutan coming over tonight and there was me about to serve up salad... I'd never have lived it down!

Significant Snail said...

Always happy to be of assistance, Mr. Mouche!

scaramouche jones said...

Does that mean that cannibal monkeys eat Fish 'n' Chimps? :D

Significant Snail said...

Mouche: yes, and then they go ape-sh*t.

ElderSisChimpAstronomer said...

They also like to hear nice background music when they're eating, too. Maybe a nice Frank Sinatra rendition of "Gorilla My Dreams" or maybe a nice medley of hits by the Monkees... or maybe "Monkey Business" by the Black-eyed Peas or maybe the theme song from Magilla Gorilla...

Significant Snail said...

eschimpa: and at bed time they like nothing better than Curious George...

RisibleGirl said...

My sis and her husband are both raw foodists. I'm tempted to send this to them. But I do take the risk of them calling me a chimp.

MJ said...

YAY! More research money wasted on useless information!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

That's a great picture! I hope sock monkey doesn't have a habit of sitting on the stove, particularly after someone has just boiled some water for tea.

tiff said...

Man oh man....my first visit here and there's a sock monkey. Second only to spiders for me an the squizz chart, but hey, I'm not you. :)

I LOVE your poem below. Nicely done!

Thanks for visiting my blog, BTW. Hope to see you again!