Monkey Bites-----


Perhaps this was what Ezra Chater screeched as the infamous monkey sank its powerful, omnivorous fangs into his flimsy human flesh.

The fool!

Apparently no one ever told Ezra that monkeys bite. They do. They bite...a lot. And once they tear into you with their vicious incisors, you too could suffer - and eventually die - from any number of excruciatingly painful diseases.* (But, hey, everyone's time comes sooner or later, right?)

Fun Fact #1: In 1981 eleven people died as a result of monkey bites.

In Act 2, scene 7, Hannah finds the crippling flaw in Bernard's theory - the fact that will wreck his story and his reputation. "It means that Ezra Chater of the Sidley Park connection is the same Chater who described a dwarf dahlia in Martinique in 1810 and died there, of a monkey bite."** Guess he wasn't killed by Byron, after all...

Fun Fact #2: Monkeys are the only mammals other than dolphins and humans that mate for pleasure.

Monkeys are divided into two easy-to-remember categories: Old World monkeys and New World monkeys.

Fun Fact #3: The male doesn't give birth to the young in the Old World monkey family or the New World monkey family.

Old World monkeys are more closely related to apes and humans. Examples of these include macaques, baboons and mandrills. (the last being in no way related to Barbara.) New World monkeys include tamarins, marmosets and capuchins.

Fun Fact #4: The capuchin monkey was named after a funny European hairstyle that people liked a long time ago.

*such as: tuberculosis, the Marburg Virus, rabies, Poliomyelitis, measles, herpes B, herpes T, and a variety of lice, mites, and fleas (yes, we*** know these are not all diseases.)

**climaxing music such as this: da-na-nahhh!

***we being Alisha Beyer and Amy Charnes, 3-25-99

a bit of bibliographic info, if you care...

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