Caution about New World monkeys

So I was listening to Science Friday this past Saturday (!) and I learned something I cannot stop pondering:

New World monkeys have tailprints.  That’s right, little ridges on the prehensile part of their tails like fingerprints.

Do you know what this means? This means that if one plans to train/hire a New World monkey to do one’s criminal dirty work ONE NOW NEEDS TO MAKE SURE HIS/HER TAILPRINTS ARE NOT ALREADY IN POLICE DATABASES.

You’ve been warned.


About sayingthings

K lives in the US with her man and kiddos, knits, cans, dehydrates, bakes bread, (but doesn't cook regular food, particularly), crochets, spins, gardens, studies for a degree that never seems to end, and um, works. Sometimes she wastes time online. Also -- and family, she's looking at you here -- sometimes she swears and says things you might not agree with. But she still loves you.

Posted on June 15, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. you’re just weird kid
    you know that right?

    but, that’s what i like about you

  2. Marie McMuffin

    Thank god this entry caught me in the nick of time! I was just planning my escape from financial destitution using monkeys as the henchmen! You, you are a real helper.

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