Re: Q: The genius monkey/ape?

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Fri Mar 31 2000 - 01:37:29 MST wrote:
> I could not find a name, but you can read something about it
> at You can also do a search
> on the "hundredth monkey" phenomenon which will provide
> many highly embellished accounts of the story, for example
> > Does anyone know the name of the female chimpanzee/monkey/ape/whatever
> > genius that learned a new way to crack coconuts (or something), after
> > which the behavior spread to the rest of the tribe on the island? An
> > online source for the details?

Thanks! This is what I needed.

Her name is "Imo", and it was potato washing.

--      Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

                 Member, Extropy Institute
           Senior Associate, Foresight Institute

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