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Well I'll Be A Monkey's Uncle

Posted: Sun May 25, 2014 1:44 am
by PhineasQP
It was finally being tried; a million chimpanzees sat at keyboards, pecking away hour after hour.

Each chimp's random output was analyzed by computer. No one expected immediate results, and for months there was almost nothing, just the occasional word here and there—until today. This morning the computer beeped and flashed, alerting the researchers to something perplexing. It wasn't just a phrase or sentence. It was exactly one hundred words.

The researchers gathered around the monitor to read what one chimp had typed:

"It was finally being tried; a million chimpanzees sat at keyboards, pecking away hour after hour…"