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1. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

It's kind of old news, but new to me :) Did anyone else hear about the new monkey found in Bolivia? Well, as an idea to raise some money for conservation, the discoverer decided to auction the naming rights. Funnily, the monkey is now called goldenpalace.com. See here.

Anyone on here discovered any new species recently? I wouldn't mind a whole species being called travellerspoint.com

2. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

A travelling monkey which could be a mascot too!

Peter, prepare to fork out lots of money!!!

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Gawd - if we though biology class used to be hard to study for...

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

The Isa's don their safari outfits, load the jeep with gear, and head out to discover any new species worthy of Travellerspoint... Hopefully their first find won't be a slug...

We do have some miniature kittens and we can call them "Travellers-Pints" or Beerman can develop a new beer that will make you see new species of monkeys...

5. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Quoting Isadora

... We do have some miniature kittens and we can call them "Travellers-Pints" or Beerman can develop a new beer that will make you see new species of monkeys...

Ooh...

I've got an idea!

Can you develop a beer that can make a person see lots of chocolate?
This will definitely benefit at least one of us here. *coughCupCakecough*

6. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

moi? ;)

7. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Thats awful though, naming a monkey after a website!!, as a biologist...

mim stamps her feet indignantly

but it's very funny too...!!!

8. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

what a sad state of affairs...

9. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting mim

Thats awful though, naming a monkey after a website!!, as a biologist...

mim stamps her feet indignantly

but it's very funny too...!!!

Beerman and Isa agree, but money talks and that's the way of the world...

Got to give it to Goldenpalace.com for having the insight to promote themselves. Even at the cost of $650,000. They know how to market themselves...

(Sorry S&P - it's an expensive marketing tool that you don't need to use! Well, there are those Travellers-Pints still available...)

[ Edit: Still no typing skills... ]

10. Posted by Abbytaxis (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

Isadora: We do have some miniature kittens and we can call them "Travellers-Pints" or Beerman can develop a new beer that will make you see new species of monkeys...

What about 'Beermonk'? In my own definition it is a) a very dedicated beer-drinker. If monks pray every minute, beermonks drink every minute.

b) beer monkey. drunk with beers and now it's in his head, he sees himself as a monkey and thus do monkey businessezzzzzz: