Wild monkeys and boars enlisted to help measure Fukushima radiation in Japan

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8 Responses to “Wild monkeys and boars enlisted to help measure Fukushima radiation in Japan”

  1. Eark_the_Bunny says:

    Originally they planned to put these devices on the various wild Godzillas now roaming the area but this has proved to be very impractical so they settled on wild monkeys and wild boars instead.

  2. Brainspore says:

    Those monkeys look relaxed now, but wait until they find out they’ve been taking a hot soak in one of the reactor’s cooling pools.

  3. Sad what mankind does.

  4. zuludaddy says:

    I hope the data collected can be put to good use, but it is sad to see animals come to harm. Today is Monkey Day, too… [www.monkeyday.com]

  5. PhosPhorious says:

    I had an image of monkeys in lab coats with Geiger counters. 

    The reality is less cute, but I suppose necessary.

  6. Apropos of nothing in particular, I was just thinking about those snow monkeys the other day and how one never seems to see them photographed in any place OTHER than those thermal baths. Surely they must have other places to hang out?

  7. Godfree says:

    More “drafted” than “enlisted,” wouldn’t you say?

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