India Panicked by MonkeyMan!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by aricher, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. aricher macrumors 68020

    aricher

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    I heard about this on NPR the other morning and had to look into it. It's stranger than the Chupacabra stories from South America. The story has been around for a few years but it appears that attacks have been escalating in the past few weeks.

    Monkey Man Attack!
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    This struck me as funny. The whole region's in a panic, but apparently $1,100 is all they could come up with.
     
  3. aricher thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The per capita income in New Delhi is 53,976 Rupees. This converts to $1,159.88 USD. To someone living in India this is quite a bit of money. You have to remember that the pay scale in India is much less than other countries - hence the outsourcing trend.

    Average Delhiite earns Rs 54K
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I still think they should allow whomever captures the guy (he exists, right? ;)) to eBay him. That'll bring a lot more $$.
     
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    I remember reading about this a few years back. The idea of a strange black clad creature clawing at folk before bounding away into the night is very reminiscent of Spring Heeled Jack...
     
  6. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    It seems like this is old news. The date from the article says May 21 2001
     
  7. aricher thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The attacks have started again which is why I said "The story has been around for a few years but it appears that attacks have been escalating in the past few weeks. "
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Most people I know with money aren't overly big on contributing to "catch the monkey man" funds. :D They prefer growth funds! :eek: ;) :D
     

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