>The British Pathe newsreels have recently been released on the net a
>quick search for ‘Unicycle’ produced 13 matches.
>There is a film from 1934 of a bloke riding along the retaining wall of
>a dam, looks about 1 foot wide (30cm) with 400 foot drop (>100m). I
>thought Muni was only a recent invention.
>Another clip from a Zoo showed a monkey riding a Uni.
>If you are interested in downloading some 70 year old video films goto
>https://www.britishpathe.com the previews are free and quality OK.
Yes, this was a total bust for me, too…cyclical, but not unicyclical.
“phil” <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com…
> I’ve only watched the dam one, but it is impressive to say the least…
> that is a long way up.
> Jagur… it does look like a shopping cart until you notice the price of
> £0.00. Go for it, it emails you a link to the video.
That did the trick. The couple on Giraffes (Wheely Episode) was pretty good
Why? Aren’t they free anyway? It’d make it a lot easier for everyone else to see them. Please note that I’m asking this before actually visiting the site so I don’t yet know what the situation is. (The site didn’t work for me).
Wow monkeys riding unicycles! As some of you may remember I’ve been wondering about that for some time. Does it actually ride?
I’ve tried 3 times now and it’s frozen every time. The site just goes black and says it’s done on the little Netscape thingy down the bottom left but it freezes. Can someone help me? Can someone maybe tell me a link to both the video of the guy on the dam wall and the monkey unicycling?
Sorry to post so many little posts but WOW!!! Monkeys really can ride unicycles. The second of those videos (the one with the monkeys) is the most amazing video I’ve seen in ages. I just can’t believe how utterly cool those chimps are. Thanks a lot for the links.
How would I go about cutting that video down to just the bit with the monkeys? It doesn’t work with VirtualDub.
Monkeys can ride unicycles!!! When I get my pet monkey I’m definately going to try to teach it to ride a unicycle.
Thanks a lot,
Andrew, here’s something I recently read about pet chimps:
Baby chimps may look adorable, but their strength can do serious damage! One monkey owner says, “Bozo had been reaching through the bars of his cage and grabbing my plants and knickknacks and throwing them around the room, so I scooted them away from his reach. He was so angry that he began biting me when I reached inside his cage to feed him. The fight lasted 45 minutes, and I ended up getting 200 stitches.”
Chimpanzee owners will tell you that almost anything can set off a chimp’s temper. One punch from an adult chimp can kill a man. A full-grown male chimp weighs 200 pounds. These primates are intelligent and have minds of their own. They will constantly challenge your superiority, and the typical owner will always lose. Yet most people don’t know this when they decide to get a baby chimp for a pet.
Since primates can’t be left alone for more than short periods of time, and since chimps can live up to 60 years of age, the owner ends up having to change her entire lifestyle to care for the animal. In other words, she’s no longer free to leave for a weekend (or even a day), she stops having company over because of the ape’s volatile temper, and essentially she becomes a prisoner inside her own house. What’s even more distressing is that an owner who loves her ape will spend hours and hours inside the house to care for him, but rarely will she be able to even get close to him because of the animal’s anger, destructive strength, and hatred toward his owner.
Food bills for a chimpanzee will run a minimum of $100 per week. Vet bills can cost around $1500 per visit. Any time a chimp is taken to the vet, the veterinarian will always anesthetize him because of the animal’s violent nature.
In short, a baby chimp who looks adorable will very soon mature into an animal with the potential of killing its owner. The owner who purchases a chimp because she wants to love and cuddle with it will soon become prisoner to the animal she spends her life caring for.
Hmmm, fair enough. That does sound pretty scary. I’ll just have to settle with a little monkey of some sort. You said, “Yet most people don’t know this when they decide to get a baby chimp for a pet.” Is it that easy to get a pet chimp in America? I just assumed if I ever got one I’d have to take some sort of a course and get a licence. I’ve never heard of anyone here in Australia who owns a chimp. Anyway, thanks for the info. You seem to know a lot about chimps, can you tell me anything about little monkeys (any sort)?