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Monkey Patiently Teaches Human How to Crush Leaves


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The big, ugly, hairless ape isn't going to get through life on his looks or charm. He needs valuable career skills. So the little monkey sets about preparing him to be a productive member of monkey society.

He signals the human to extend his hand, then places leaves in that hand. Next, the monkey closes the human's hand, crushing the leaves. He repeats the process until he is convinced that the human has learned it. The human is now ready to add leaf crushing to his résumé.

Neatorama readers, test your own knowledge on nearby leaves. Can you learn this skill by simply watching this video? Report on the results of your efforts in the comments.

-via Chris Hallbeck

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Success! I was able to crush several leaves after only a few attempts. I found this monkey's video to be a great learning aid and I am hoping he will release some others on different subjects. 10/10 would crush again.
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I don;t need some screwy method adjustment at this point. Just make a whole new lesson. I need a job. Maybe crushing pine cones. They never go soggy.
And then I would probably have to pay the monkey. Soooo, no.
But thanks for the suggestion....
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You may be able to hire the monkey as a consultant who can adapt his teaching methods for your individual needs.

There might be a MOOC on leaf crushing available somewhere. It's probably worth a look around.
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I watched the video several times hoping for a pop up window on what to do if the leaves are wet and slimy. Nothing. Very disappointed that this monkey was not able to adjust the lesson based on environment. I feel discriminated against because I live in a wet region.
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