Today, February 8, is Chinese New Year in 2016 – the year of the Monkey or Fire Monkey.
The monkey ranks ninth of all the animals in the Chinese zodiac. The monkey is a clever animal and is frequently compared to a smart person. Pictures of monkeys are often placed on walls and doors to bring good fortune to your home or office.
People born in the year of the monkey, are lively, flexible, witty and versatile with a strong practical ability. They love to be active and are known to enjoy sports. Often highly intelligent, they are talented problem solvers, and are self-assured, sociable and innovative. They love being the centre of attention and can have a magnetic personality. Monkey people have an insatiable desire for knowledge and show amazing creativity in their work. They like challenges and love to succeed, although they can be discouraged if things don’t go their way.
As we know, anyone who has taken a visit to a Safari or Wildlife park, monkeys are also mischievous; and can be called masters of the practical joke! People monkeys can have similar traits, though they can sometimes take things too far. They tend to be healthy (probably due to their active lifestyle) but should remember to take a break from their busy schedule now and again.
Find out your Chinese Zodiac sign here.
Finally, to show how clever monkeys are……………
NASA decided to send a shuttle into space with two monkeys and an astronaut on board. After months of training, they placed all three in the shuttle and prepared for launch.
Mission Control Centre announced: “This is Mission Control to Monkey One. Do your stuff.”
The first monkey began frantically typing and the shuttle took off.
Two hours later, NASA’s mission control centre announced, “This is Mission Control to Monkey Two. Do your stuff.” The second monkey started typing like mad and the shuttle separated from the empty fuel tanks.
Another two hours later Mission Control Centre announced, “This is Mission Control to Astronaut…”
At this, the astronaut shouted “I know, I know – feed the monkeys and don’t touch anything.”
We hope the year of the Monkey is good to you.