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About caspar

Caspar is just one monkey among billions. Battering his keyboard without expectations even of peanuts, let alone of aping the Immortal Bard. By day he is an infantologist at Birkbeck Babylab, by night he runs

Couchsurfing with a 5m tall puppet is wonderful. I have had all sorts of fun, friendly and enthusiastic people staying with me. Their enthusiasm for London has reinvigorated my own love for the city. It seemed only natural to host a few more people over the … Continue reading

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Simian songbook

Brother Earl from Randy & Earl’s Old Record Club has put together a wonderful mix of monkey related goodness. Thought you might like it. King Of The Swingers « Randy & Earl’s Old Record Club.

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The Quietest Place on Earth Will Drive You Insane Within 45 Minutes

This Gizmodo story makes a nice follow up to saturday’s prose poem. Maybe that wasn’t fiction after all? There’s a small room in Minnesota that blocks out 99% of all external sound. That’s an impressive number! Also impressive: nobody can … Continue reading

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A great little prose poem i just discovered. V0XCXS.   You know that ringing sound that you will perceive when you are in a very quiet area? Some people say this is an auditory-illusion brought about the ear’s inability to … Continue reading

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For dolphins, seafood tastes salty.

New research in top science journal PNAS suggests that carnivores can’t taste very much. This is particularly bad news for dolphins. Humans and many other mammals have five types of taste receptors – sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami (savoury … Continue reading

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Boomhauer Explains The Meaning Of Life in 43 seconds

Boomhauer Explains The Meaning Of Life – YouTube.

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Comfort or Food? The Harlow Monkey Love Song

Anyone who gets through first year psychology will be familiar with Harry Harlow and his cruel experiments with rhesus monkeys. Little orphan monkeys were given the choice between a wire surrogate mother who provided food and a terry cloth surrogate … Continue reading

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Do not adjust your set.

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What Einstein really thought about God..

“The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. He who knows it not and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is … Continue reading

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Flying spaghetti monster photographed for the first time

For those that doubted the existence of the flying spaghetti monster, scientists have managed to photograph him. And the reality is more amazing than you can have imagined.. He really is out there floating in space spanning the whole universe. … Continue reading

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onemonkey, twomonkeys, onemonkey

Regulars readers may know that onemonkey had brief incarnation as a dj. My good friend Yossarian and I used to encourage whales to provide vocal tracks for drum and bass records. You can hear the results of this cetacean collaboration … Continue reading

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Anatomical Cross-Sections Made with Quilled Paper by Lisa Nilsson | Colossal

Anatomical Cross-Sections Made with Quilled Paper by Lisa Nilsson | Colossal.

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Trainspotting is not a lifestyle choice. You do not wake up one morning and decide that it would be cool to start spotting trains. It is something you feel from the very beginning. You are not interested in girls, you … Continue reading

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More top croc news

Now the exciting world of crocodile classification has just become twice as complicated. It used to be that it was easy to tell crocodiles from alligators. If you were in Africa it was a crocodile. Now it turns out that … Continue reading

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