Something we've long suspected has proved to be true: Baboons are horrible houseguests.
Howard James Fyvie and some friends saw a group of baboons climbing into a house in Betty's Bay, South Africa, whose occupants were gone. It was locked except for an open top-floor window. According to the clip's YouTube description, the guys called the police and the owner of the house, and then hurried over on their own to try to help. They climbed inside via a ladder and found the wild animals—plus a giant mess.
The baboons, as you can see in the video above, were everywhere—in the kitchen, where they raided the refrigerator, in the bathroom, hanging out on furniture, you name it. They had ripped stuff up, defecated in various spots, and were all around enjoying themselves. Undaunted, Fyvie and company chased them out of the house. (No word on whether the guys went the extra mile and cleaned up after the animals.)
While things worked out OK, yelling and swinging brooms at territorial primates isn't something we'd recommend. Of course, neither is leaving a window open with baboons within raiding distance.
In an interview with "Right This Minute," Fyvie noted that when he returned to his apartment and told his roommate about the misadventure, he was told it was a stupid thing to do because "one baboon is equal to seven grown men."
Fyvie said he responded with, "Never tell me the odds."
Very Han Solo.
WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS SOME STRONG LANGUAGE
If this doesn't brighten your Monday Blues and bring a smile to you face, there may be no help for you. Stay with this 2 minute clip, shirt comes off, falls towards end. Video Gold...this kid will be on Ellen any day now
WOW! Do you really suck at this game lady or what? Will give it to you that it's one extra number but you have no luck in the world drawing 2 strikes right out of the gate. Maybe you have some bad karma working or something? Did you kick a dog or yell at your kids?Plus, doesn't everyone know what a Ferrari costs anyway? No, just me?
Better question, Price is Right is still on the air?
During a spring game over the weekend, Auburn defensive back Jonathan Mincy was ejected from a friendly spring game after he crushed his fellow teammate and receiver Dimitri Reese on a screen play with a devastating and illegal hit.
Mincy was flagged for the illegal hit above the shoulders and the defense was hit with a 15-yard penalty. His teammate remained on the field writhing in pain for several minutes.
It really isn’t often that a player is thrown out of a spring game in the first place, much less for an illegal hit on his own teammate.
The Yahoo! Sports blog “Dr. Saturday” explains the rule:
Rule 9-1-4 is stringent and doesn’t just deal with helmet-t0-helmet hits. The rule states: “No player shall target and initiate contact to the head or neck area of a defenseless opponent with the helmet, forearm, fist, elbow or shoulder. When in question, it is a foul.” Starting in 2013, the hits can be reviewed by video to determine if a player should be ejected, and those ejections can bleed into the next game if the foul occurs in the second half.
You may disagree with the rule and think Mincy’s hit was just good solid football, but the rules are the rules. Reese eventually was able to walk off the field on his own, though he’ll probably have one eye down-field the next time his name is called on a screen play.