Friday, April 22, 2005

Who says smoking ain't sophisticated?

A South African chimpanzee has recently been observed moving up the evolutionary scale.

Charley the chimpanzee has become addicted to smoking after watching humans watching him at the Bloemfontein Zoo.
So far advanced is he that he has actually been observed being sensitive to notions of socially acceptable behaviour:
He acts like "a naughty schoolboy" and hides his cigarettes when his handlers happen by.
The next hurdle for Charley to overcome in his human development will be to accept nicotine patches as an alternative to smoking, as well as to receive a prescription for anti-depressents and a gym membership.