Thursday, April 10, 2008

Male Monkeys prefer boy toys!

I know what you're thinking, this is just another Boy George post, but no! It's actual monkeys and toys for boys.

According to a new study by New Scientist Magazine. According to their article on their web page, Kim Wallen, a psychologist at Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia "looked at 11 male and 23 female rhesus monkeys. In general the males preferred to play with wheeled toys, such as dumper trucks, over plush dolls, while female monkeys played with both kinds of toys."

It's interesting, because the general thought is that boys preferences for trucks, toy soldiers and toys like that is learned, not innate. It's also interesting that while male monkeys preferred boy toys, the female monkeys did not show any preference. So, it proves that males are wired differently, or maybe it doesn't. It's just a bunch of monkeys.

Check out the video here

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