China’s ‘monkey king’ picks Trump as next US president

November 4, 2016
By: Samaa Web Desk
Published in Weird
(FILES) This file photo taken on November 3, 2016 shows a monkey holding a fan with Chinese characters that read "elected" as it sits between cardboard cutouts of US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton before making a selection intended to predict the result of the US election, at a park in Changsha in China's Hunan province. -AFP

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 3, 2016 shows a monkey holding a fan with Chinese characters that read “elected” as it sits between cardboard cutouts of US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton before making a selection intended to predict the result of the US election, at a park in Changsha in China’s Hunan province.
-AFP

SHANGHAI: A Chinese monkey has tipped Donald Trump for the US presidency, a tourism park said, after the creature successfully predicted the winner of football’s European Championship final earlier this year.

Known as Geda — which means knots or goose bumps — is the latest in a series of purportedly psychic animals that have popped up around the world since Paul the Octopus correctly predicted multiple 2010 World Cup matches.

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The simian seer, wearing a yellow shirt emblazoned with his title, was given a chance to pick between life-sized cut-outs of Republican Trump and his Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton.

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After “deliberate thought” the mystic monkey chose Trump, Shiyanhu Ecological Tourism Park said Thursday in a statement on its website. Without even waiting, he congratulated the cardboard candidate with a kiss on the lips.

The five-year-old simian correctly predicted Portugal would win the 2016 European football championship in July, two days before Cristiano Ronaldo’s side prevailed 1-0, online news portal ifeng.com reported at the time.

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Then, the monkey was presented with the national flags of Portugal and France with bananas on both. It finally walked towards the national flag of Portugal and ate a banana there, the report said.

Geda’s antics seem to have been inspired by the oracular octopus Paul.

In 2010, Paul the Octopus became the world’s most famous mollusc when he foretold the results of every match played by Germany at the World Cup in South Africa, as well as Spain’s victory against the Netherlands in the final. –AFP


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4 Comments

  1. Klaus   November 4, 2016 10:29 pm/ Reply

    This isn’t fair. The monkey only went to the one that’s more orange.

  2. F.O.   November 4, 2016 10:50 pm/ Reply

    While our monkey king campaigns for Hillary.

  3. Stephen Paul Foster   November 4, 2016 11:18 pm/ Reply

    The world of Hillary is a world of absurdity and dishonesty

  4. Paul Ryan   November 5, 2016 11:33 am/ Reply

    What’s obama doing in China?!

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