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When illustrator Josh Cleland and I were designing our “It’s the taste” home page header, we were of course paying homage to the classic PG Tips TV commercials from the 1970s. In particular, the ad that’s been my favourite, Mr. Shifter. Yesterday, Choppers, the last surviving chimpanzee from that 1971 commercial died.

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Large, Modern Browsers

The Official Movie site for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes has launched and, chattering chimpanzees, is it a piece of work! As if I weren’t excited enough about the film. It’s not released until July 2014 but the site gives fans a taste of what’s happened since the end of Rise.

Gary Oldman cast in Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

How excited am I?

Meet Micky, the world’s cleverest chimpanzee (pic)

Remember “MICKY,” the world’s cleverest CHIMPANZEE?

Of course you do. Well now, thanks to renowned Liverpool historian Ken Pye, I’ve finally seen a photograph of Micky:

MICKY the world’s cleverest CHIMPANZEE

Before she died at the fantastic age of 98, my Nana gave me her boxes of family photographs. She knew I value family histories and would keep her things safe. I’m in the process of organising them and in one box I found a tourism brochure from Liverpool from around 1938/39. In it, an advertisement, for Liverpool Zoological Park caught my interest. In particular, “MICKY,” the world’s cleverest CHIMPANZEE.

More on the demise of Micky, the world’s cleverest chimpanzee

More about Micky the world’s cleverest chimpanzee. I’ve <mark>ed several parts: