Solving a problem that we
didn't even know existed, staff at the London Zoo have trained their resident squirrel monkeys not to snatch visitors'
cellphones while they attempt to photograph the little rascals. Apparently unable to resist the cacophony of sounds and
blinking lights that emanate from today's handsets (especially those that have been modded with aftermarket
"enhancements"), the monkeys were taking advantage of their barrier-free environment to reach out and touch
unsuspecting guests and their mobiles. Instead of lecturing the monkeys on the possible health risks of cellphone
usage, or scaring them with tales of bloated roaming charges, zookeepers decided to go the Pavlovian route and simply
coat several old phones with an unappealing goo -- which we've tried several times to break our own gadget addiction,
but we always just ended up getting addicted to the goo.