rjpieces
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Chinese Chimp Quits Smoking

Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:25 am

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2006-06/23/content_624878.htm

Excerpt:
Zoo keepers in northwest China are helping a chimpanzee to kick his chain-smoking habit.

Xiku, the only grown chimp in the zoo of Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, succumbed to addiction by observing and mimicking humans when he performed in a circus several years ago.

But to encourage the chimp to quit smoking was not easy. At the beginning, he became irascible when he wanted to smoke, jolting windows and doors, said the keeper.

We sometimes gave him some sunflower seeds or a bottle of beer to help him shake off the addiction and visitors are no longer allowed to throw him cigarettes, the keeper said.
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Tom in NO
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RE: Chinese Chimp Quits Smoking

Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:34 am

Looks like Nicoderm has a new spokesman.....err spokesmonkey.

Quoting RJpieces (Thread starter):
We sometimes gave him some sunflower seeds or a bottle of beer to help him shake off the addiction

Great.....they're going to convert him from a chain-smoker to an alcoholic.

Tom at MSY
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RE: Chinese Chimp Quits Smoking

Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:23 am

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 1):
Great.....they're going to convert him from a chain-smoker to an alcoholic.

Vodka and Tang?????  duck 
 
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RE: Chinese Chimp Quits Smoking

Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:25 am

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 2):
Vodka and Tang?????

 rotfl 

Patrick
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Tom in NO
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RE: Chinese Chimp Quits Smoking

Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:36 am

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 2):
Vodka and Tang?????

Oh no.....you're reminding of a joke: we all know that mixing vodka and orange juice makes a screwdriver. Question is, what does mixing vodka and prune juice create.....answer, a piledriver.

And on that note, I'm out of here.....

Tom at MSY
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RE: Chinese Chimp Quits Smoking

Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:46 am

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 4):
what does mixing vodka and prune juice create.....answer, a piledriver.

And on that note, I'm out of here.....

Off to the bathroom i suppose?
 
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RE: Chinese Chimp Quits Smoking

Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:18 pm

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 1):
Great.....they're going to convert him from a chain-smoker to an alcoholic.

 rotfl 

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