1. Monkeys can count.
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  2. Capuchin Male Monkeys urinate on themselves to attract a mate.
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  3. The bonobo monkey, the closest relative to humans, is naturally bisexual.
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  4. Monkeys are trained and employed as harvesters of large coconut plantations in Malaysia and Thailand.
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  5. Scientists have discovered that monkeys are susceptible to optical illusions, just like humans.
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  6. In 2011, a monkey was arrested in Pakistan for crossing the border with India.
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  7. There's a restaurant in Japan using monkeys as waiters.
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  8. Capuchin monkeys show biases against humans who deny help to others.
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  9. Yoda, from Star Wars, was almost played by a monkey.
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  10. A Colombian woman was raised by monkeys after being kidnaped and abandoned in the jungle as a child.
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  11. Monkey brains are eaten as a delicacy in parts of China, South Asia and Africa.
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  12. Monkeys can be Machiavellian.
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  13. Monkeys floss their teeth.
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  14. The loudest howler monkeys have the tiniest testicles, a study found.
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  15. The annual Monkey Buffet Festival in Thailand provides food and drink to the local monkey population, more than 2000, thanking them for drawing tourists to the town.
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  16. In 2005, a psychologist and an economist taught a group of monkeys the concept of money. Soon, the monkeys engaged in prostitution.
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  17. In 2010, a group of 15 monkeys escaped a research institute in Japan by using trees to catapult themselves over a 17ft high electric fence.
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