Thursday, January 19, 2006

Monkeys given booze to fight Russian cold

Via FARK, here we have an Associated Press story about the Russian winter temperatures dropping to 24 degrees below zero:

Seven people died of exposure in the Russian capital in the previous 24 hours, city emergency officials said, pushing the nationwide death toll from the Siberian cold wave that swept into Moscow late Monday to at least 31.

At a zoo in Lipetsk, south of Moscow, director Alexander Osipov said monkeys would be given wine three times day, "to protect against colds," the RIA-Novosti news agency reported.

According to officials, the wine doesn't warm the monkeys up, it just makes them not care that they're freezing their red monkey asses off.

This post is dedicated to Recon.