Booie was a chimpanzee living at a Los Angeles animal sanctuary.
He used to have a pretty bad smoking habit too.
He was a chimp that was retired from a research lab and once in the sanctuary was made to quit cigarettes.
Though he did still have one vice: a love of candy!
And he was so intelligent he used to use sign language to try and get people to give him a treat, signing:
"Booie see sweet in pocket."
But now Booie is gone, and the fate of the sanctuary is up in the air now that they've lost their biggest fund raiser, as well as their best friend.
[Image via AP Images.]
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Fans of the University of Oregon Duck's often hold out their hands in the shape of the letter “O” to cheer on the football team, but after taking a sign language course, they may rethink their decision.
It turns out that the symbol is actually a sign used by the deaf to say "vagina." So while most of the students think they are showing their school pride, the deaf ones might be a little confused!
What is more inneresting is that most of the football team is completely aware because 29 players on the roster are enrolled in the university’s American Sign Language program!
LaMichael James, the team’s star running back who studies the language, admits, “I did the ‘O’ once, and I never did it again.”
Apparently, older athletes on the team recommend the class over a foreign-language class like Spanish because football players grow up using different signing systems on the field.
Tags: america, athlete, athletes, college football, sign language, students, teachers, university of oregon
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This is amazing.
That gorilla is so smart!
Robin Williams got to hang out with a gorilla who knows sign language and understands english.
Check out the above video to see the two of them interacting.
Tags: amazing, funny, gorilla, playing, robin williams, sign language
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This has to be one of our favorite Joan Rivers moments of all time!
Check out the comedienne, alongside daughter Melissa, appearing on The View this morning, and teaching all of us at home some of her favorite new words to say using sign language, now that she has a professional signer at her stand-up shows for the hearing impaired (above)!
All the more reason she is still one of the biggest badasses in Hollywood!
In the immortal words of the MileyBird…she just can't be tamed! Ha!
Keep up the HIGHlarity, gurl!
Tags: appearance, hearing impaired, hilarious, interview, melissa rivers, sign language, the view
"We're all learning sign language because one of our friends is deaf. So of course the first thing Cruz, who is five, wanted to learn was how to say, 'I've got wind', and the 's' word. He also wanted to know what other swear words were."
- Victoria Beckham on her family learning sign language to Britain's Hello! Magazine
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: beckham family, britain, cruz, deaf, hello magazine, sign language, swear words