This Monkey Can Wash Clothes Better Than You Ever Could
A video showing a monkey hand-washing clothes exactly like humans has gone viral on social media.
The 36-second long video shared on Twitter by an Indian Forest Service officer shows the primate dipping some white clothes in a tub, and aggressively wringing and thrashing them on the roof of a shed.
A few people who can’t be seen in the video are heard laughing at over what the IFS officer aptly described as the monkey’s “contagious behaviour.”
Contagious behaviour. Learning to do from seeing it done by this primate is extremely amusing pic.twitter.com/vyBBRvmAyQ— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) August 2, 2019
The video, which has been viewed thousands of times, has drawn some hilarious comments. Many netizens also explained the reasons behind the monkey striking imitation of the way humans wash clothes.
Is he making naan or washing clothes?— Gypsy♀️ (@IIRilanaII) August 2, 2019
That's caused by 'mirror neurons' of the brain. They specifically are for this. Help in almost all aspects of learning.— Rajesh Parikh (@imacuriosguy) August 2, 2019
For what amount can I hire this ape to wash my clothes? He appears quite diligent.— Dinesh Bajaj (@justaname99) August 2, 2019
Monkey see, monkey do!— Latekitty (@Latekitty1) August 2, 2019
Besides their striking resemblance to humans, monkeys are also known for imitating human behavior.
Recently, a monkey was seen closing a water tap after quenching its thirst in a video that went viral on social and left netizens amazed.
What a beautiful message for humans! pic.twitter.com/wTgK4b9uGF— Dr. S.Y. Quraishi (@DrSYQuraishi) August 1, 2019
Earlier this week, The Hindu reported about a female grey langur who has been joining students of government primary school in Peapully, Andhra Pradesh, for “classes”.
While the students and the faculty were initially apprehensive about the langur’s presence, the primate became an “integral part” of the primary school within a few days.
In fact, the students had also given it a name, Lakshmi, according to the school’s headmaster.