Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Yet another reason why monkeys are the devil.

"...many, perhaps most, monkeys, are infected with simian immunodeficiency virus, and there is some evidence that this virus could transfer to humans. Even scarier, if a human with one of the two strains of HIV is exposed (through butchering or cooking) to monkey meat containing SIV, the viruses could combine to create something completely new, completely scary, and completely fucked up."

quote from mimi smartypants


kungfuramone said...

There was an episode of Dirty Jobs on Discovery in which Mike + the crew were in South Africa at a monkey rescue shelter out in the bush. There, they were terrorized by vicious monkeys for two days. Several members of the film crew sustained nasty injuries from tiny monkeys.

It was clumsiegirl HELL, I tell you!

K Schimmy said...

I still stand by the fact that SOCK monkeys do not carry any viruses that I know of. However, I'm sure they could be considered dangerous since one could lodge itself in your windpipe and choke you to death, if provoked. Just something to think about.