This photo was taken by Nonja. She is an orangutan. Like many of us, she is interested in keeping her friends up to date on what she's up to in her pen at the Schönbrunn zoo in Austria. She takes and immediately uploads photos to Facebook with her specially modified Samsung ST-1000 point-and-shoot (it dispenses raisins!).
Aside from its custom photo-taking-incentive system, the ST-1000 has built-in wi-fi and Bluetooth for automatically transmitting photos once they're taken. Good thing, because USB cables can confuse orangutans.
And here we were thinking the world had turned on its head when our parents joined and proceeded to comment on everything we do on Facebook. Now, we can watch for updates from a great ape. Join her 14,700 fans today!
Brings new meaning to the term so easy a monkey can do it
justin_w222002: Brings new meaning to the term so easy a monkey can do it
No, Orangutans aren't monkeys and they are not significantly closer to monkeys than us. So, no, it doesn't bring a whole new meaning to the PHRASE. It's a phrase, not a term.
Why is this worthy of comment. Give me a day or two and I can train a rat to push a button for treats.
Have we become so vain in our personal life-postings that we feel the need to falsify the behavior on lesser animals so that we do not see what unnatural freaks we have become as a species?
Humans are a product of the environment, just like all the other creatures on this planet. We are no more unnatural than the peacock or the duckbilled platypus.
As a species our only problem is that we have become very successful, and therefore very numerous, and are using up our space and resources, and crowding out all the other creatures. But any other successful species would do exactly the same thing, just not as fast as humans.
With the economy the way it is?
Sorry, this seemed like a steady stream of objections to previous comments, so I didn't want to break the trend.
mon⋅key [muhng-kee] Show IPA noun, plural -keys, verb, -keyed, -key⋅ing. A dance, deriving from the twist, in which the partners move their hands as if climbing a pole and jerk their heads back and forth.
So technically it's so easy a dancing idiot could do it would be the correct term, er- phrase.
that sounds like what you do at night
Phrase, term: monkey, orangutan; semantics is what I say. Are you so self serving and egotistical that you can not take a jest. Further more you have to attempt to insult someone... Take the joke for what it is.
cant we all just accept that its cool and just leave it at that instead of acting like pre-schoolers and insulting people for no apparent reason
She obviously takes better pictures than half the people on MySpace and Facebook.
Hey. I saw that red haired lady in the Google van when it came through the neighborhood the other day.
justin_w222002: Take the joke for what it is.
That was joke? Fine, I'll take it for what it is. A really bad joke.
Yeah, pretty much.
That may be but there is no reason to be insulting. FInally if you think you are smart enough to correct someone than maybe you need to reference a Merriam-Websters dictionary. I'm gonna let you go ahead and do your research. However, a term is an expression which is exactly what I said is. Secondly I am not a a biologist or zoologist or whatever profession it is that classifies a Orangutan and I wager you are not either. So I say monkey in general besides that is how the TERM goes. In any case your classless comments informs my self and everyone else out here that you are only here to insult rather than learn and enjoy. I made a joke albeit a bad joke you could have said something with a bit more class and not so insulting. I may have had it wrong your not egotistical you have no confidence in your self and it destroys you so much that you have to attempt to bring anyone else down with "limited" intelligence by attempting to correct them. I laugh at you.
<QUOTE>FInally if you think you are smart enough to correct someone than maybe you need to reference a Merriam-Websters dictionary.</QUOTE> (I know it doesn't work)
Fixes: "Finally", and replace "than" with "then". (Muprhy's Law: if you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written)
I see that "term" can be used as an expression. I wrongfully assumed this to mean a mathematical expression only.
Also, I don't need to be an expert in the field to understand that Orangutans aren't monkeys. That's common knowledge. It isn't a technicality. It is a fact that they are a lot more intelligent and not noticeably closer to monkeys than we are. Actually they are arguably the smartest mammal after humans.
Now that I got my pet peeves out of the way I can properly apologize. I wasn't being mean actually. It is hard to detect tone on the internet, and if you have an impression of what my tone was at the start of my message the tone would continue and snowball into something that would sound mean. Like you said, I wasn't being egotistical, and perhaps I don't have confidence of myself. I wasn't bringing you down for your incorrect facts, but instead bringing your joke down due to it being unfunny and has no truth to it. I would've let the joke be if were the least bit funny and if it had incorrect information. I'm sorry if it seemed like I was insulting your intelligence. And I'm sorry I didn't apologize in my last comment. I guess I was trolling, and since there is no tone on the internet it seemed like I was simply being an ass.
thank you for the apology.
Let me state, however, I wasn't commenting on facts. A joke isn't meant to be factual it is what it is, that's a joke. Simply put, If I was trying to make a factual statement than I would have made one. I don't care really care that a Orangutan isn't a monkey I had no idea that it technically it wasn't simply enough that isn't a subject that interest me, and I'm sure there are plenty of others that didn't know either. In any case, Orangutans are smart...so what so are parrots and dolphins the joke wouldn't have been relevant if they taught a parrot to take pictures of itself. Finally, I am no longer in college I don't write essays, and my field is in no way related to editing proofreading or paper writing of any sorts...so although your corrections are appreciated I don't really care.
All in all your apology is appreciated, and any offense the I have reciprocated I do take back and equally apologize.
As the once bruised Rodney King said..."can't we all just get along"
this is sooo cool! an orangutan, taking pictures of things? although i think training her would be pretty easy (although, i am not an orangutan trainer, so i might be wrong!). they said the camera dispenses raisins, probably a treat for her. she will quickly make the connection that pointing and pressing the "take picture" button on the camera makes the camera dispense raisins. maybe the camera is designed to dispense more raisins if its a good quality picture. if so, she'll realize how to take better pictures to get more raisins. as soon as she starts taking good-quality photos, they hook up the camera to post her pics. easy! (however, this process would take a while, and, like i said before, i'm not an orangutan trainer, so it might be harder than i think. i apologize if i'm wrong.)
stop being such a spoilsport!!!! plz!!! ;D
@Khalid & @justin_w222002
Thank the both of you for ruining the exact purpose of being able to comment on the articles on this site. Both of you sound like you are trying to be far more intelligent than the other.(Not saying either of you aren't intelligent.) But true intelligence allows you to discern what is actually worth your time and what isn't.
Justin, why on earth do you care what Khalid had to say in the first place. We all got your joke. I actually didn't think it was half bad. At the end of the day we all got the message you were trying to send regardless of how it came out. It is not a symbol of your intelligence. It is a symbol of your humor. It was spot on. Enjoyable to read I might add. What was NOT enjoyable however was the seemingly endless banter that followed between you and Khalid after his message. Was he wrong to correct you? That is a matter of perspective.(of which we all possess uniquely from any other person) I gather that Khalid is, by nature, a very precise and accurate individual. From his perspective it was probably very annoying to see the grammatical error made in your joke. That is not your fault however and should not be taken negatively in any means. My advice to you Justin, is to continue about your life as you do currently. You seem to be quite intelligent and you have that going for you. Try to learn a little acceptance however, to the differences of others opinions and personalities. If you continue to be bothered by negative comments it will only slow you down. (Especially negative comments left on a website from someone you do not know.)
Khalid, I would advise that even though it may be your nature to be politically correct, you may want to learn some more restraint. The corrections you make in others will not always be taken in good faith. This would be one good example. If you allow this to happen often in your life you will find and sense much dis-like towards you from others. It is not necessary to show your intelligence through finding faults in other peoples work.(This is strictly in a literary sense and assuming someone has not asked your opinion.)(It is understood in the scientific world that faults must be explored in order to progress.) Instead present your intelligence to the betterment of another. Understanding that your actions have consequences is also a sign of intelligence. As is taking responsibility quickly when you have faulted someone. You may need to keep a better hold of your pet peeves. Maybe exploring the reasons why you have them and whether they are justified not only through your eyes, but through the eyes of those around you as well. You will find you can change more when you have a receptive audience. If they feel attacked of inferior they will defend. It is human nature.
Sorry, I must add.
Cheers to you both! and good luck with your future endeavors. Please, in the future, remember that this site is not strictly for your use but for ALL of us. It would be much appreciated if we all acted like adults and grew in the knowledge of our world together. Respecting the opinions and perspectives of others in a positive manner so that we may work towards our common goals. You both have much to give to this world. Lets get started shall we?