Ok not strictly news but it did come from my news feed so...

This clip is hilarious - it's about a test to see whether monkeys are intelligent enough to know when they're being conned (the answer according to this clip is unamilously and hilariously 'yes'!):

Pay grapes, get monkeys
If you have never seen this experiment with capuchin monkeys before, you must watch it. Not only is it absolute comedy viewing – I really laughed a lot – but it reflects a great deal on the fact that people who are very happy on an absolute basis can then suddenly get unhappy because they start to consider things on a relative one.

The clip is only 2-3mins long but the classic bit is at 1.19 or so.


lol love the way the monkey actually tests the rock to make sure it's the 'right' kind of rock to get the grape.