History of Monkey Smoking

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  1. #1 babaloeey, Aug 9, 2011
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    Primate smoking stretches back to the early 1930s with roots in the prohibition era. When alcohol was outlawed, it spurred a spike in cigarette smoking which also coincided with the rise in zoos. Human smoking at zoos, which was a popular leisure activity at the time, conditioned monkeys and other primates to adopt this habit. This learned behavior was adopted by the primates who watched humans smoke. By the 1940s a fraction of primates in smoke-permitted zoos were already addicted to the habit.
  2. By the 1960s, 25% of the monkeys in New Zealand were addicted smokers.
  3. Through the latter part of the 20th century, with an insurgence of anti-smoking regulation and legislation, primate smoking declined to about 8% of developed countries.
  4. My good sir, are you retarded? hehaaaaloooooo
  5. stop this monkey business

    you're driving me bananas

    if i see another thread like this i'll go ape
  6. Funny shit aha

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