Tuesday, January 11, 2011

And Now, for a Jane Goodall Moment

Oooh, Look...


They're using tools to master their environment!


(Question is, which of my three monkeys has had his or her opposable thumbs in the hardware drawer?)

20 comments:

SherilinR said...

hey, at least the bag was effectively closed. way to think outside the box, little monkeys.

Venom said...

I always thought those things were for picking up needles.
From a haystack.
May have even thought that it was for picking up noses @ one time.
Or was that FOR picking noses?

Monkeys are scary.

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atiredwife said...

I'd rather see them used to close a bag of nuts than for my husband to use them to pluck hairs from inside his nose. Yes. He does.

Pearl said...

Using clothespins and binder clips for these things over here!

You guys are high-end.

Pearl

Kate Coveny Hood said...

That's some serious commitment to fresh pistachios...

Pastor Sharon said...

Hey, whatever works. I'm impressed they weren't left open after not seeing a chip clip.

Ann Imig said...

I use binder clips on my pants sometimes, but I'm not saying where.

xoxo

Sunny said...

I dunno, I think its pretty creative. They probably saw the closest thing within reach that would do, and used it. Way to think smarter, not harder, kids!

The Empress said...

The post title is as clever as the little monkeys adaptation to their environment.

I can see where the brains came from.

Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points said...

Fascinating captain.

The juvenile indigenous life forms show a remarkable adaptability and creativity within their environment.

They may be hostile though.

Set phasers on stun.

WA said...

Plus they can use it to defend their nuts if threatened. Very smart.

Ali said...

hahaha i love those yumm..lol

K A B L O O E Y said...

Skip the picture if you find the socket wrench.

Jack said...

In my house that bag would have been shredded into tiny little pieces. Would be happy if the monkeys were cleaner, like yours.

When Pigs Fly said...

Fascinating. Were they trying to open the bag or keep it closed? If closed, someone has trained them well. Pliers may not be the best thing for that but at least someone made the effort.

HermanTurnip said...

I believe Alton Brown could classify that as a "multi-use" tool. Genius!

Karla Telega said...

When you find a saber saw in your pantry, time to get a lock for the toolbox.

geo_en said...

And the tools are going to get bigger and bigger - axes are next!

HumorSmith said...

I usually just use a flamethrower.
I like my nuts crispy.

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upwardgravity said...

Ritz crackers, Wheat thins. Bet you have Triscuits and real Gumi Bears too. WOW...heaven. Wish I could be an opposable thumb with that selection. We get none of that in Northern Denmark just licorice and more licorice which I thumb my opposable nose at ...er no?