We've all thought at one time or another that monkeys were writing RAW. Well, maybe it's not as possible as we thought.
Taken from Yahoo News- Give an infinite number of monkeys an infinite number of typewriters, the theory goes, and they will eventually produce the works of Shakespeare.
Give six monkeys one computer for a month, and they will make a mess.
Researchers at Plymouth University in England reported this week that primates left alone with a computer attacked the machine and failed to produce a single word.
"They pressed a lot of S's," researcher Mike Phillips said Friday. "Obviously, English isn't their first language."
In a project intended more as performance art than scientific experiment, faculty and students in the university's media program left a computer in the monkey enclosure at Paignton Zoo in southwest England, home to six Sulawesi crested macaques.
Then, they waited.
At first, said Phillips, "the lead male got a stone and started bashing the hell out of it.
"Another thing they were interested in was in defecating and urinating all over the keyboard," added Phillips, who runs the university's Institute of Digital Arts and Technologies.
Eventually, monkeys Elmo, Gum, Heather, Holly, Mistletoe and Rowan produced five pages of text, composed primarily of the letter S. Later, the letters A, J, L and M crept in.
Cerebus: Barbarian, Prime Minister, Pope, Perfect House Guest.
"Graft is as necessary as throwing up when you drink too much."
Originally posted by CerebusEventually, monkeys Elmo, Gum, Heather, Holly, Mistletoe and Rowan produced five pages of text, composed primarily of the letter S. Later, the letters A, J, L and M crept in.
The document was immediately forwarded to Brian Gerwirtz.
Originally posted by AngryJohnnyAnd it was STILL funnier than According to Jim.
XD... why does ABC have such crap sitcoms? That's not even the worst offender... hello, "8 Simple Rules...". And as for George Lopez's show... when the people promoting the show on the local ABC affiliate don't even know that this is its SECOND season... well...
Bell Globemedia's not much better, with the ownership of CTV, TSN, ESPN Classic Canada, OLN, a cellphone service, local phone service for half the country, a satellite service, and the Globe and Mail newspaper.