Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Monkey I Missed

But somehow I missed a mention of monkeys in a New York Times "blog" yesterday. The "blogger" was writing about how animals get drunk in the wild "via the fermenting fruit, sap and nectar of various plants." And he quoted Darwin on the subject of monkey hangovers: "On the following morning they were very cross and dismal; they held their aching heads with both hands, and wore a most pitiable expression: when beer or wine was offered them, they turned away with disgust, but relished the juice of lemons."