Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Yorkshire housewife 'raised by monkeys in jungle'

The story of a Yorkshire housewife who spent five years in her childhood living with a colony of capuchin monkeys in Colombia is to be told for the first time in a book and planned television documentary...


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Is He or ain't He?

A Trappist monk stands between graffiti reading in Hebrew, "Jesus is a monkey" (L) and "mutual guarantee, Ramat Migron and Maoz Ester" (West Bank settlements) (R), which was sprayed on the wall of the Latrun Monastery between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv on Tuesday after unknown people set the monastery's door ablaze.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ecce Mumtaz

Spanish media reported that an elderly woman, upset by the deterioration of the aging 19th century fresco in the Sanctuary of Mercy Church in the town of Borja, decided to fix it.

The unhappy results were perhaps most memorably compared to "a crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic" by the BBC. Spanish jokesters have christened the revamped work once known as "Ecce Homo" -– Behold the Man -– as "Ecce Mono" -– Behold the Monkey.

Taking a more sober tone, the Centro de Estudios Borjanos described as "“unspeakable" its first sight of the redone fresco weeks ago...