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November 7, 1991

On November 7, 1991, actor Paul Reubens, aka Pee Wee Herman, pled no contest to charges of animal cruelty. Mr. Reubens had been arrested in Sarasota, Florida for spanking his monkey in an adult movie theater. The monkey was told … Continue reading

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October 21, 1918

On October 21, 1918, world champion typist, Margaret Benedict Owen set a typing speed record of 170 words per minute. When Chim-Chim the talking chimpanzee learned of this, he immediately sent a telegram to Emile Borel in France. In the … Continue reading

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October 16, 1925

On October 16, 1925, the Texas School Board prohibited the teaching of evolution. Board members were angry that highly educated and intelligent scientists would insist that magic was not real and that miracles did not occur. That the world was … Continue reading

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April 14, 1984

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1984 the Texas Board of Education required that the state’s public school textbooks describe the evolution of human beings as “theory rather than fact”. Chim-Chim the Talking Chimpanzee was instrumental in helping the politically … Continue reading

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January 22, 1874

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1874 a patent was issued to Samuel W. Francis for the spork. On this day in 2023, Chim-Chim the Smoking Chimpanzee and his fellow Sporkist, Joel Byers, petitioned Congress to name January 22 as … Continue reading

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October 21, 2007

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2007 Surinder Singh Bajwa, the Deputy Mayor of Delhi, died from the injuries he’d received the day before when he fell from the first floor balcony of his office as he fought off a … Continue reading

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October 16, 1925

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1925, the Texas School Board prohibited the teaching of evolution. Chim-Chim, the talking chimpanzee, hailed the school board’s decision, as he explained that weren’t any humans in his family’s woodpile. Chim-Chim was quietly asked … Continue reading

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October 13, 1987

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1987, in San Diego, CA, the US Navy use dolphins as a military aid for the first time. The dolphins, Steve and Larry, where used to detect underwater mines and swimmers and report back … Continue reading

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September 6, 1992

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1992 a 35-year old man died ten weeks after receiving a transplanted baboon liver. Chim-Chim, the Smoking Chimpanzee immediately protested and said that Theodore the Belligerent Baboon had died ten weeks earlier under suspicious … Continue reading

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March 1, 1957

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1957, Kokomo, Jr., the Chimp became the ‘Today Show’ animal editor and parlayed that gig into a decades spanning career as the ‘go to’ chimp for movies and commercials. While Kokomo was universally beloved … Continue reading

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