Tag Archives: Manny the Monkey

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 by humans the world over, his dealings with his fellow primates was not all spaghetti … Continue reading

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February 25, 1751

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1751, the first performing monkey was exhibited in America in New York City. For 1 cent, people could watch Manny the Monkey play a musical instrument, ride a goat while wearing a clown costume and hit people with a bladder tied to a stick while smoking cigarettes given to … Continue reading

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