Monday, August 09, 2004

From the "Be careful what you wish for" Department

posted by Tom at 11:10 PM UTC

Getting back in the swing of things now that I'm back online, I was tickled by this story about the world famous gorilla Koko. She is the gorilla who is able to converse with humans through the use of American Sign Language. Apparently Koko had a toothache and was successfully able to communicate her need to visit the dentist. They pulled the tooth, but as is detailed in the article, while Koko was under sedation in the chair, her doctors took the opportunity to give her a quickie gynecological exam and colonoscopy. Yikes! That'll teach her to complain about a toothache!