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Girl Mod Monkey Birthday – Let’s get the Party Started!

  • Posted on March 16, 2018 at 4:38 pm

What a wonderful notion for your little girl’s birthday. A pink Mod Monkey birthday theme featuring all of the best supplies that can get this party off to a good start. The girl Mod Monkey birthday invitations will get everybody in the mood for the birthday party. Pick from the choice of party packs or put your own together. Centerpieces, banners, balloons, pink Mod Monkey t-shirts and decals for decorating the wall will provide you with all of the supplies you need to have the birthday party she has been dreaming of. The big choice of pink mod monkey birthday party supplies will be sure to allow everybody to have a good time. Party blow-outs, notepads, sticker sheets and activity placemats will keep them busy.

The piata is readily available for the party. Merely fill it with treats and allow the children try and locate the drawstring to pull. Watch them all scramble for the treats that come tumbling out. A girl mod monkey birthday party favor box with a notepad, a sticker sheet, brush and mirror set and one that’s every kid’s favorite – bubbles within a mobile phone. They’ll have a wonderful time with the favor box. You may even get a pink Mod Monkey birthday keepsake scroll personalized with your child’s name. All you’ve got to do is provide the info and the scroll will be printed with top events, music, films and trends that were popular when your youngster was born. With or with out a frame, this is really a keepsake that you may treasure for a lifetime. Mod monkey hair terries, bracelets and much more are all readily available for the pink Mod Monkey birthday party theme you pick for your daughter. Get all of the newest available party supplies and accessories your need to make her birthday perfect. She is going to be thrilled and everybody will have a great time.Exactly where are you going to locate the great Mod Monkey Birthday theme concepts for the most great birthday ever? All you’ve got to do is visit Mod Monkey Birthday Party a>

Study of human and other primate brains finds extended synapticdevelopment may explain our cognitiv

  • Posted on March 5, 2018 at 1:45 pm

Over the first few years of life, human cognition continues todevelop, soaking up information and experiences from theenvironment and far surpassing the abilities of even our nearestprimate relatives. In a study published online in Genome Research , researchers have identified extended synaptic development in thehuman brain relative to other primates, a finding that sheds newlight on the biology and evolution of human cognition. “Why can we absorb environmental information during infancy andchildhood and develop intellectual skills that chimpanzees cannot?”asks Dr. Philipp Khaitovich of the Chinese Academy of Sciences andthe Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, seniorauthor of the report.

“What makes the human brain so special?” Chimps diverged from the human lineage about 4-6 million years ago,a relatively short period of time by evolutionary standards. Yetthe differences in specialized social and cultural cognitive skillsbetween humans and chimps are striking, and much remains unknownabout the biological basis. To answer his questions, Khaitovich and an international team ofresearchers used microarray and RNA-sequencing technology toinvestigate changes in how genes are read, or expressed, duringdevelopment of the postnatal brain in humans, chimps, and macaques,a more distantly related primate. And the timing of these changesmay set human cognitive development apart from other primates. Thegroup sampled the prefrontal cortex, a more recently evolved brainregion associated with cognition, and the cerebellum, an ancientbrain region related to motor control.

Khaitovich explained that evolutionary studies of the human brainoften produce murky results, however this approach performed evenbetter than expected, pointing them to a specific postnataldevelopmental process. “Among all developmental changes specific tothe human brain, one process – synaptogenesis – clearly stood out.”Khaitovich explained that synaptogenesis, the foundation oflearning and memory in the developing brain, is characterized bythe formation of synaptic connections, strengthening usefulconnections, and also elimination of useless connections. The authors found that in humans, peak expression of synaptic genesin the prefrontal cortex is delayed until about age five, incontrast to chimps and macaques where this occurs in the first yearof life. The authors noted that this human-specific change was onlyobserved in the prefrontal cortex, and not in the cerebellum “Our findings suggest that the human brain remains extremelyplastic and susceptible to environmental input during the firstfive years of life,” said Khaitovich. “Our study uncovers one ofthe important mechanisms potentially involved in evolution of humancognition.” Additional References Citations.

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Kung Fu Styles – The Crane, Snake, Mantis and Monkey Techniques

  • Posted on March 1, 2018 at 5:54 pm

Kung Fu – a popular word of Chinese origin, has a deeper meaning to those who truly understand it. Kung fu actually describes any person’s success or honed skill that is attained after diligent training. Taking that into account, the real word Kung fu can be used to portray any skill achieved in such training, and it is distinctly different that any form of martial arts there is.

Despite it all, kung fu (also called gung fu) is typically used to describe a noteworthy aspect of the Chinese martial arts in the modern era. With that being said, the word is representative of highly specialized styles of martial which are somewhat difficult to find the origins. This is what sets the Chinese arts apart from a lot of other forms of martial arts, where a clearer origins can be traced.ed.

The diverse kung fu styles listed in the article give readers an idea about the range of techniques and ways of self-defense used in Kung fu. These styles need a lot of practice and dedication to hone them.

Crane Style Kung Fu Styles
This kung fu technique was created by Fang Qiniang, a female martial artist. Intricate hand movements and near proximity combat are the essentials of this style. The movements pattern the graceful movements of cranes. The flying crane technique imitates the flapping movement of wings.

Snake Style Kung Fu Techniques
Snake style techniques are used to bring about fluidity in movements. This fluidity which resembles the movements of snake is useful in entwining the body around that of the opponent. It helps defend in a better manner. The attacking moves can also be made from different angles by adopting this technique.

Praying Mantis Kung Fu Style
The praying mantis kung fu style belongs to either “Northern Praying Mantis” or the “Southern Praying Mantis”.

Northern Praying Mantis
This style was developed in Shadong, a northeastern Chinese region. The Northern praying mantis employs the methods of avoiding enemy blows that are given straight at you. The technique involves circular or whip-like movements. The praying mantis hook made with 1 – 3 fingers is used in targeting the eyes and also in blocking the attacks of the enemy.

Southern Praying Mantis
It was created by Hakka people who lives in China’s southwest province. This technique is unlike the Northern Praying Mantis and place importance on proximal combat. The use of low kicks is limited and hand movements are given more emphasis.

Monkey Kung Fu Style
The monkey style kung fu style patterns monkey or ape-like actions. The monkey techniques are popularly known as ‘Monkey Fist’. The hidden strength in this kung fu technique is the use of a range of swords, spears and other objects. The important techniques of monkey-style kung fu are “Tai Shing Pek Kwar” and “Hou Quan.”

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Chinese Horoscope 2011- Know About Rat, Monkey, Ox, Snake.

  • Posted on February 2, 2018 at 4:09 pm

Below are the Chinese Zodiacs 2011and Chinese Horoscope 2011compatibility readings.

Rat 2011 In you want to know about Rats horoscope then they are very cute and have a charm appeal. Rats are very creative, bold, and aggressive. Due to this quality they are known to be a good businessmen, accountants and bankers.

Ox – If you want to know about Ox horoscope then they are very hardworking, methodical and can handle difficulties. Ox by nature is very clever, creative and down to earth.

Tiger As the name tiger as they are, the year born to be a leader and have a quality to fight and compete. Their nature is taking risks and also likes to be associated with trouble. They can give their best in areas such as military leaders, firemen and teachers.

Rabbit If you want to know about Rabbit horoscope then they are very social and happy in coming year. Rabbits are such who can get people’s attention in meetings and events. They are known to be very sensitive to falsehood and can judge a person’s character very well.

Dragon 2011 – If you want to know about Dragon horoscope then they are very fashionable. Dragons can be great doctors, artists and architects.

Snake – If you want to know about Snake horoscope then they are very romantic, passionate and well informed individuals.

Horse 2011 – If you want to know about house horoscope then they are very popular and hard workers. These Types of people are independent and self-willed which makes them great financiers and politicians.

Ram – If you want to know about Ram horoscope then they are very elegant and charming but are also pessimists and hesitant. They are known to be very religious and talented.

Monkey 2011 – If you want to know about Monkey horoscope then they are very mischievous, clever and vain individuals. They are deep thinkers but can often be eccentric. Monkeys do well in the fields of trade, law and politics.

Rooster – If you want to know about Rooster horoscope then they are very industrious and diligent. They are good cooks, beauticians, and public relations agents. They are known to be very compatible with the Ox and the Snake.

Dog 2011 -If you want to know about Dog horoscope then they are very honest, loyal and with a sense of duty. Dogs make superior leaders such as priests and educators.
Pig – If you want to know about Pig horoscope then they are very honest, trustful and sincere. They are finishers and are keen in placing details.

Interesting Information About Monkey Bread

  • Posted on January 16, 2018 at 12:21 pm

Can you still remember how you used to love to munch on sweet and sticky bread during teatime? You probably have fond childhood memories, where you enjoyed having snacks with your friends. After playtime, a nice glass of lemonade and a delicious slice of sweet bread was always a treat. Moreover, you never minded having your hands all sticky after touching the bread. All you had to do was to lick your fingers clean.

Monkey bread has always been an all-time favourite bread of kids, since decades back. This bread has its characteristic sweetness and sticky texture. Moreover, this sugary bread has a hint of cinnamon that gives a truly enticing aroma.

Some variations of monkey bread contain raisins, which serve as embellishment for the bread. Others include chopped walnuts or pecans in the recipe, for a nutty taste and crunchy texture.Whichever way you prefer to make the bread, you will certainly love its exciting taste. This truly makes a perfect dessert or snack loaded with healthy goodness.

Here is a fabulous recipe of monkey bread that comes with a cream cheese icing. Try making this recipe that the whole family would simply adore.


Brown sugar – 1 cup
Refrigerated biscuits – 4 cups
White sugar – 1/2 cup
Cinnamon powder – 2 tablespoons
Butter – 3/4 cup
Raisins – 1/2 cup
Chopped walnuts – 1/2 cup
Cream Cheese Icing
Cream cheese – 1/2 pound
Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
Confectioner’s sugar – 1 pound
Butter – 1 pound
Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, lightly grease the tube pan. Next, mix the sugar and the cinnamon in a plastic container. Cut the biscuits into halves and place about six inside the container with the cinnamon mixture. Blend well.

Next, arrange the biscuit pieces in the pan, layering them neatly. Make sure that each piece has the cinnamon and sugar coating. Toss in the raisins and the chopped nuts.

Melt the butter and the sugar over low fire. After a minute, pour the sugar mixture over the biscuit pieces. Afterward, bake for half an hour. Let the bread cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

Prepare the icing while baking the bread. Whisk the butter and the cream cheese. Add in the sugar while stirring continuously. Then, pour in the lemon juice and the vanilla extract. Continue whisking until the mixture turns light and smooth.

Spread the cream cheese mixture using a spatula. Put the icing on top of the baked bread. This gives the bread a nice appearance that will surely entice anyone to taste this fabulous treat. Moreover, the icing gives more sweetness to the cake; hence, this makes a perfect delectable dessert. This recipe is surely one that you should try because of the ease in preparing and cooking it. You and your family will love this fabulous monkey bread loaded with an excellent aroma, nutrients and a knockout taste.

A harpy eagle attacks death harvests the weak monkey

  • Posted on October 11, 2017 at 8:21 am

At the end of the afternoon I was coming back from the forest with my field assistant, when we heard a noise some 500 metres away from us. We hurried towards it and followed the loud alarm calls. When I was some 20 metres away from it I saw a group of white-bellied spider monkeys (Ateles belzebuth) vocalising agitatedly and close by was another group of red howler monkeys (Alouatta seniculus), also vocalising loudly. I thought that they must be engaged in an agonistic meeting, possibly competing for some food source or other, but, to my utter surprise, I saw, just above them in an emergent tree, a majestic harpy eagle (Harpia Harpyja) holding an old female howler monkey in its claws that it had just attacked.

The howler was still debating occasionally, but was mostly hanging from the tree trunk. The harpy eagle had one foot on its chest and the other supporting itself in the tree. As soon as the harpy eagle saw us, it tried to fly away with the big howler in its claws, but instead, it released the monkey from its grip.

I then collected the howler, which was still alive, but she died on the way back to the field base. As soon as it died, hundreds of nematode worms came out of its body through the natural cavities (mouth, ears, rectum and vagina) and also through the wounds the harpy eagle had inflicted on it. It was also infested by hundreds of fly eggs and larvae (dipterans, or flies), which had spread all over its fur. Interestingly though, the dipterans eggs were carefully laid halfway along each strand of fur, almost in a calculated synchrony.

This apparent health condition, together with the fact that her teeth were heavily worn out and decayed, only one third intact and blackened with age, with three missing and one broken, makes me assume that this older female may well have been sick, weak and consequently more susceptible to attack.

Considering that assemblages of up to three primate species are fairly common in the study area, as are polyspecific choruses, including for instance, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, and squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus), we think that it makes a lot of sense that harpy eagle predation may be more directed towards senile debilitated individuals. All the others would be well aware of predators even before they could see them. More individuals, and more individuals of different species, with different abilities to evade predators, may jeopardize the efforts of the predator to trap them. Adult howlers, specifically, however, may pose a transport problem to harpy eagles because of their large body size.

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hangover 2′ Monkey Is Now Addicted To Cigarettes

  • Posted on September 25, 2017 at 9:14 am

Director Todd Phillips has come under fire by animal rights groups for getting the monkey that stars in Hangover 2 addicted to cigarettes.

Todd Phillips has admitted that the monkey, which features in the forthcoming comedy, has become addicted to cigarettes following filming.

Statement from Todd Phillips:

This was a joke. I make comedies.

If you read the story, it doesn’t even make sense. “On the set of her new film, she won’t stop smoking cigarettes”. Umm. Really? Maybe just take them away from her. Or at least take her money away so she can’t buy them any longer.

When you are doing press for a film, it tends to get repetitive, lots of the same questions over and over. Sometimes I like to mix it up with the journalists. Obviously, the monkey in the film NEVER smoked a single cigarette. There are people on set whose sole job is to protect that monkey. Even if I wanted her to smoke it wouldn’t be allowed. By the way, she also appears to do cocaine in the movie, but I guarantee you that she didn’t do that either (I can’t, however, comment on Ken Jeong’s cocaine use in the film).

Sorry for the confusion, but it definitely is a funny headline “PETA pissed after Todd Phillips gets Hangover 2 monkey addicted to cigarettes.” Definitely one for the office wall.

The monkey plays a significant role in the movie. A trailer featuring the primate simulating a sex act was pulled from theaters by the Motion Pictures Association of America earlier this month. (It was re-edited before making a second debut ahead of Scream 4 Friday.)

This isn’t the first time The Hangover’s monkey has come under the spotlight.

The initial trailer for the film, which showed controversial scenes featuring the animal, was pulled by the Motion Picture Association of America after it attracted a host of complaints.

However the monkey has continued to feature heavily in promotional material and trailers for the film, which again stars Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, and Ed Helms.

The movie takes place two years after the first film which was set in Las Vegas, and features the boys throwing a bachelor party for Stu.

Once again, things don’t go to plan and the trio wake up in a Bangkok hotel room with Ed’s character Stu waking up with a tattoo on his face and Stu’s brother-in-law Teddy missing.

During the mission to find Teddy, the trio visit a monastery where Alan gets knocked out by a monk, a girly bar where gun fire breaks out and yet another car chase where the boys trash a sports car.

Galta Monkey Temple – A Holy Ground for Hindus

  • Posted on September 24, 2017 at 2:51 pm

Jaipur, known as the Pink City is a beautiful sight to behold. Stunning hilltop palaces and forts lay like footprints from the rich and royal past. Jaipur was known to be one of India’s first planned cities. Find a treasure trove of goods in open bazaars where if you are brave enough, you may test your bargaining skills. The saris on sale are so beautiful and colourful, that you cannot help but buy one.

Visiting Jaipur there are so many attractions, festivals and things to do. Among the best places to visit while on holiday or if you have a day to spare while on business would be Jantar Mantar a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The battle scarred Old City from which Jaipur derives its moniker is beautiful to behold at sunset when the rays make the city glow with is soft shades of gold and pink.

Travel 2.5 kilometres to the east of the city and find the Temple of the Sun God which is also known as the Galta Monkey Temple. A popular place among the locals for worship, non-believers are also allowed to the temple. However, it is best if you are dressed modestly when going to religious places in India in general. One would also be advised to wear sensible shoes as upon reaching the temple site, you will have to walk through a gorge which is a steady climb to the distance of 200meters.

The biggest possible highlight of visiting the temple is the monkeys that inhabit the surroundings. Very familiar with humans the monkeys wait for visitors to feed them fresh fruit and vegetables. It is not uncommon for them to come right up expecting food. Considered an extremely holy place for Hindus, the Galta Monkey Temple has a complex with holy water which is for bathing, which is considered an act of purifying yourself.

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A Monkey Shower Curtain Is Really A Need To Have For Just A Hip Jungle Built Bathroom

  • Posted on September 20, 2017 at 4:58 pm

No matter whether creating a crafted bathroom for the young children or perhaps you when young at heart and fun loving then you definately can’t go wrong with adorable monkeys along with all their safari good friends. There is certainly a large range of shower curtains accessible showcasing monkeys. You will find classy styles with embroidered monkeys and bananas, together with lovable cartoon monkeys swinging between the vines. One among my favourites is the peek-a-boo monkey shower curtain with a clear viewing panel (perhaps for those who feel a little claustrophobic in the shower). Some styles are very simple with just printed monkey faces, team this with a matching floor rug and you have an instant monkey bathroom.

The safari range I came across is specially lovable because they possess a giraffe lotion pump, monkey soap dish, and an elephant for a toothbrush holder and a lion tumbler. You’ll be able to get monkey shower curtain hooks which will brighten a plain curtain you already have or add the finishing touch to a new curtain. If you want to replace your toilet brush and holder even that is available with a monkey design. Wastebaskets come in a variety of materials (wood and resin) and are monkey or jungle themed too. Bathroom accessories tend to be either plastic or resin and can be decorated or relief. I particularly like the relief resin figures as they add a cute 3D effect to the bathroom really bringing the jungle alive! An excellent useful addition to your monkey bathroom would be a set of cute embroidered towels which come in either white or bright colours to complement your design. To save time trying to find co-ordinating accessories buy from a full range provided by one manufacturer such as the safari or the monkey business range and all the hard work is done for you.

If you look further afield than the bathroom department when shopping you will find monkey and jungle animal curtain tie backs to enhance your bathroom theme. Also a great range of art to decorate the walls, including decals which come in a variety of designs and most are removable. Check with the manufacturer first that they are suitable for wet areas like bathrooms. Please do not neglect your toilet when making over the bathroom – a padded toilet seat cover will add the perfect touch or have you seen the now great range of removable toilet seat tattoos available in round and elongated to suit most toilet seats. Start with your choice of favourite monkey shower curtain and let inspiration, imagination and creativity take you from there.

The Call Of Spring From The Monkey-Puzzle Tree

  • Posted on September 3, 2017 at 1:41 pm

Not even gentle whispers of hidden and dying snow or gurgles of newborn rivulets seeking the sea, nor catkins of pussy-willows nor tang of bared and softened soil, not these alone will make a true March unless with the evening “thief, thief” of newlyarrived robins there comes also the cadence of Hyla the spring peeper. Soon from every pool, from every ditch, from every pond the chorus rises. Woodland bogs with skunk cabbage on their margins, meadow hollows brim full with water that was but lately snow, marshes with the feet of last year’s cattails still in their midst-all echo at evening with these shrill voices.

From the roadside ditches, above the motor’s noise, they make themselves known. At every stop of the train their notes come to the sleeper in the Pullman. And to one who, at home, steps out to draw, lung-full, the air of March there comes a vibrant throb. It is the effect of the peeper voices in great multitudes. How much a part of spring they are! Who has not exulted with the promise that the first peepers bring?

But how many have searched them out where they shrill by their pond or puddle? How many have stood amazed at the littleness of the object from which a voice comes that may carry, in the quiet of evening, for a mile or more? For Hyla crucifer, the spring peeper, in spite of his voice, is no bigger than the first joint of an average thumb! But here we are concerned chiefly with the peeper’s cousin, Hyla regilla, the far western tree frog. Like the peeper the western tree frog announces spring; like the peeper he has a voice all out of proportion to his size; but where the peeper says “pee-eep”, this one in the West says “scratch-it.”

Outside my laboratory window is a monkey-puzzle tree. The monkey-puzzle tree, odd though it is, has very little to do with this story except that beneath it is a heavy mat of English ivy. And in this ivy is the home of a western tree frog. In the far West it is a bit difficult to tell just when spring begins and it is possible that Hyla crucifer, if transferred here, might misjudge it altogether and announce spring when the rains begin in December, that being the only thing comparable to March in the east. But Hyla regilla is not deluded.

Spring begins at the end of January when alders bloom just as blooming alders in March announce spring to peepers three thousand miles away. So it came about that as January was running into February and the alder catkins in the canyons were shaking their pollen into the wind, there arose outside my window beneath the monkey-puzzle tree in the ivy vine, one cloudy day, a loud voice that said, “scratch-it, scratch-it.” I knew that Hyla knew that spring had come.

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