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Barrel of Historical Figures

No More Monkey...Monkey...Monkey.
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Education made fun by replacing the colorful monkeys of the popular children's game with colorful likenesses of historical luminaries.

Advanced play would involve the challenge of linking them in ascending or descending chronological order or groups of geographical relevence.

The Military, Jun 22 2001

Barrel of Monkeys http://www.retrolan...dia/toys/item/2298/
For those who, like me, had no idea what he was on about. [angel, Jun 22 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

George W. Bush or Chimpanzee? http://www.bushorchimp.com/
It might be easier than you think. [bookworm, Jun 22 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       This could really lengthen the active life of the toy. Younger children could just throw them around and bash them against each other and choke on them; older ones could play complicated fill-in-the-chain games -- "Claudius Gothicus to Harriet Tubman in only three figures! That's 1100 points!" -- and also stage wrestling matches with them. (The chain game could combine the barrel o' figures with a regular one of monkeys for games involving contemporary political figures or extending over very long time frames.)
Monkfish, Jun 22 2001
  

       What an absolutely *wicked-awesome* idea! Croissant for you, sir.   

       [Monkfish] Nice extension to the idea.   

       Now, if you could figure out how to make Sea Monkeys with historical figures' faces, I'd be doing backflips...
MrWrong, Jun 22 2001
  

       Thank you angel. I understand now.
DrBob, Jul 26 2001
  

       what might be amusing (although a little reminiscent of planet-o-the-apes) is to have the monkeys with faces of historical figures...all the educational benefits and humor too! whee!
Urania, Aug 12 2001
  

       Ummm...Urania, did you read the idea?
StarChaser, Aug 13 2001
  

       um, in hindsight i don't even remember posting that, so apparently not :)... i was at best half-asleep, at worse fully asleep and in denial...
Urania, Sep 28 2001
  

       [StarChaser] I think what Urania was suggesting was having monkey bodies with historical faces. That's different from the posted idea.   

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Flipmastacash, May 23 2008
  
      
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