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Chimps and orangutans may
experience midlife crises, say scientists

Guardian [UK], by Ian Sample

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/19/2012 4:33:25 PM

There comes a time in some men´s lives when the days seem darker, mortality more certain, and the only sensible response is to blow the life savings on a sportscar. Radical and often ill-advised changes in lifestyle have become the calling cards of the midlife crisis, but if it is more than a myth, then humans may not be the only animals to experience it. Now an international team of scientists claims to have found evidence for a slump in wellbeing among middle-aged chimpanzees and orangutans. The lull in happiness in the middle years

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Maybe they´ve just seen too many ´Low testosterone´ commercials.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 11/19/2012 4:53:15 PM     (No. 9024204)

Is chimps and orangutans code? Public housing?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 11/19/2012 5:11:46 PM     (No. 9024225)

I´m glad to see that somebody´s trying to get to the bottom of what´s wrong with Congress.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mackrand, 11/19/2012 5:32:25 PM     (No. 9024251)

I suspect Chimps and Orangutans are just like Humans. The girl chimps all look at the guys and say, "Look at that Bozo, he´s such a lazy f**t, always showing his a**." The guy chimps are saying, "Geez, look at her, she´s so ugly she looks like she got whomped with an ugly stick!!" Both of them say, "Hey, I´m outta here, let them find someone else who will put up with their s**t..."

Sorry Staff, the devil made me do it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rafter, 11/19/2012 5:34:46 PM     (No. 9024256)

Uh-oh.

Dog whistle.

The apes in question may have been congregated near urban areas.
Memo to Chrissie Hissy Fit Matthews -
"How dare you question my manhood, er, oops, apehood... like this?!!"
(Simple... there was a thrill going up my leg... and then... )

Folks, the hypothesized "mid-life crisis" is clearly an ape-related illness or condition.
Finding it amongst the apes helps solidify the notion that it exists amongst humans.
Feel better?

Some of these poor apes are so depressed...
They may just join hands and go off the Fiscal Cliff together...
like lemmings...

But then, I´ve heard lemmings´ going over cliffs is just a myth...
(oops, my red Ferrari is double-parked!... see ya!!)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 11/19/2012 5:52:22 PM     (No. 9024285)

We had that dark feeling of mortality at the end of the bEagles vs. Redskins game.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: bullhead, 11/19/2012 6:33:56 PM     (No. 9024332)

FTA: "...midlife crisis may have its roots in the biology humans share with our closest evolutionary cousins."

I ask my cousin Bozo abuout this and he said it is his wife´s fault.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: EQKimball, 11/19/2012 8:56:47 PM     (No. 9024530)

When chimps hit midlife, they are apt to engage in a little monkey business.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 11/19/2012 9:09:29 PM     (No. 9024535)

I hope I never see a chimp or orangutan driving a red Corvette.

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