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96 Examples of Monkey Business

In Honor of the Ikea Monkey and His Beautiful Winter Coat

— December 10, 2012 — Tech
This weekend, the Ikea monkey made headlines after being spotted inside a Toronto furniture store wearing a beige shearling coat.

In a scene straight out of a comedy movie, shoppers exiting an Ikea store spotted the monkey (who is now dubbed the Ikea monkey) standing alone near the exit. Dressed sharply and warmly in a winter coat, the Ikea monkey was calm and relaxed as if he was waiting for his ride to arrive. The Ikea shoppers didn’t know what to make of the monkey, so one customer took a picture on her phone and the Ikea monkey instantly went viral.

Our fascination with monkeys manifests itself in countless ways. From monkey-inspired apparel and fashion collections to personified monkey photography, the cute primates find their way into more than a few places in popular culture. Monkeys have even become popular in many advertising campaigns.
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Patriotic Primate Tees
Patriotic Primate Tees
Baby Milo Independence Day Shirt Shows Off U.S. Pride Adorably
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Hominid Movie Houses
Hominid Movie Houses
Primate Cinema Helps Us to Understand Chimps and Enjoy a Laugh Simultaneously
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90
Breakdancing Gorillas
Breakdancing Gorillas
Zola the Gorilla can Seriously Bust a Move
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89
Cheeky Chimp Promo Videos
Cheeky Chimp Promo Videos
The Jammie Dodgers Advertisements Feature Singing Monkeys
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88
Amusing Ape Advertisements
Amusing Ape Advertisements
CareerBuilder Super Bowl Spot Brings Back the Chimps
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87
Ape Fundraising Films
Ape Fundraising Films
The Disney Chimpanzee Movie Helps the Jane Goodall Foundation
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86
Arrested Primate Paintings
Arrested Primate Paintings
Jean-Marie Vives Renders Realistic Scenes of Fantastical Premises
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85
DJing Monkey Marketing
DJing Monkey Marketing
The Volt 2012 Festival Promo Mixes Primates and Synthesizers
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84
Missing Link Primate Photography
Missing Link Primate Photography
The Perttu Saksa Echo Exhibition Features Roughed-Up Monkeys
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83
Circus Monkey Pizza Utensils
Circus Monkey Pizza Utensils
The Pizza Peddler Pizza Cutter Entertains as it Cuts
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82
Retired Primate Sanctuaries
Retired Primate Sanctuaries
Chimp Haven Charity
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81
Studying Primate Alcoholism
Studying Primate Alcoholism
Vervet Monkeys Steal Drinks, Reveal Clues About Human Drinking Habits
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80
Cosmic Chimp Commercials
Cosmic Chimp Commercials
The WFF ‘Space Monkey' Video is Evocative
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79
Monkey Business Booze Branding
Monkey Business Booze Branding
The Playground Plays Around With Grape Blends To Produce its Wine
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78
Japanese Primate Portraits (UPDATE)
Japanese Primate Portraits (UPDATE)
Hiroshi Watanabe Dressed Up Monkeys as Part of a Tradition
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77
Primate Film Directors
Primate Film Directors
The Chimpcam Movie Was Filmed by Monkeys
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76
Personified Primate Parasols
Personified Primate Parasols
The Sock Monkey Umbrella Brightens Up Stormy Days
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75
Gorilla-Grade Hardware Ads
Gorilla-Grade Hardware Ads
The Spit Extra Strong Fixings Campaign is Powerfully Reliable
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74
Amicable Primate Pictorials
Amicable Primate Pictorials
The Vogue Turkey October 2012 Issue Features Adorable Comradery
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73
Masked Monkey Waiters
Masked Monkey Waiters
The Kayabuki Restaurant Has Odd Serving Staff
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72
Romantic Wildlife Park Ads
Romantic Wildlife Park Ads
The Kolner Zoo Tour D'Amour Campaign Will Entice Cute Couples
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71
Monkey Suits to Scare Real Monkeys
Monkey Suits to Scare Real Monkeys
Lucknow Railyway Security
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70
Gorilla Chic Fashion
Gorilla Chic Fashion
Primate Stands Out in Lou Box's Ultra Hip 'Retro Revisited'
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69
Animated Soft Drink Ads
Animated Soft Drink Ads
Jerome Masi & Gaetan Boutet Films the Whimsical 'Be Coke' Video
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68
Spoofing Your Own Work
Spoofing Your Own Work
Cadbury Gorilla Made Over
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67
Mysterious Gorilla Campaigns
Mysterious Gorilla Campaigns
The King Kong 360 Ride from Universal Studios Makes Legends Real
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66
Jungle Wire Tamers
Jungle Wire Tamers
Cable Monkey Organizes Your Clutter, Cures Sadness
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65
Swingin' Sock Monkeys
Swingin' Sock Monkeys
Artists Remake Childhood Toy
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64
Collaged Animal Ads
Collaged Animal Ads
These Los Angeles Zoo Ads are Creatively Composed
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63
Macaque Cops
Macaque Cops
Thailand Cuts Costs by Hiring Five-Year-Old Santisuk, a Macaque Police Officer
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62
Gorilla Riding
Gorilla Riding
Nate Fizzell Paints Vividly Emotional Stories of Eccentric People
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61
Steak For Sex
Steak For Sex
Study Shows How Chimps Use Meat In Exchange For Sex
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60
Proverb Primates
Proverb Primates
KRonikle Mini Sculptures Include Variations of Wise Monkeys
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59
Primate Rehab
Primate Rehab
The Great Ape Project Gives Chimps a Fresh Start
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58
Humanized Simian Portraits
Humanized Simian Portraits
CoolRain x Dave White Illustrations Gives Monkeys the Artist Treatment
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57
Autumn Ape Apparel
Autumn Ape Apparel
Andrea Pompilio Fall/Winter 2012 Collection Monkeys Around on the Runway
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56
Monkey-Loving Photography
Monkey-Loving Photography
PRIMATES from Neha Mirchandani Follows Humans Ancestors
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55
Curing Color Blindness
Curing Color Blindness
Will Hue-Detecting Monkeys Be the New Generation of Purse Pooches?
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54
Monkey Companions
Monkey Companions
Michael Stevenson's 'The Hyena Men' Shows off Man's New Best Friend
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53
Gaming Terminology
Gaming Terminology
Sandbox Games
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52
Viral Commercial Sequels
Viral Commercial Sequels
Cadbury Airport Trucks Take on Gorilla Ad
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51
Riverdancing Chimpanzees
Riverdancing Chimpanzees
Arby's Commercial
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50
Wonderbra Ad Too Controversial?
Wonderbra Ad Too Controversial?
Cadbury Spoof Taken Offline
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49
Guerrilla Album Campaigns
Guerrilla Album Campaigns
UltraSuperNew's ‘The Last Shadow Puppets' Promo
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48
Missing Link Science
Missing Link Science
Ardipithecus Skeleton Offers New Clues to Human Evolution
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47
Robotic Arms For Monkeys
Robotic Arms For Monkeys
Mind-Controlled Appendage Used Successfully by Apes
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46
Flying Monkey Pinatas
Flying Monkey Pinatas
Pulp Parlour Makes Bizarre Custom Pinatas for All Occasions
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45
Thai Thanksgiving for Primates
Thai Thanksgiving for Primates
Monkey Buffet Festival
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44
Personified Primates
Personified Primates
James Quantz Jr. Creates Fun Photographs of Humonkeys
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43
Secret Agent Bears
Secret Agent Bears
Rocket World Creates Movie Icons as Weapon-Toting Animals
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42
Maternal Milk-Feeding Monkeys
Maternal Milk-Feeding Monkeys
These 'Monkey Feeds Baby Tiger' Pictures Show Astounding Animals
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41
Gorilla-Killing Campaigns
Gorilla-Killing Campaigns
The Shoe the Bear SS12 Female Catalog is Humorous and Adventurous
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40
Humanized Animal Artwork
Humanized Animal Artwork
These Designs from Wild Life Prints are Cute
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39
Feral Motorist Marketing
Feral Motorist Marketing
This Yamaha Scooter Campaign Puts Beasts Behind the Wheel
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38
London Zoo Trying to Teach Monkeys to Stop Stealing Mobile Phones
London Zoo Trying to Teach Monkeys to Stop Stealing Mobile Phones
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37
Fabric Graffiti
Fabric Graffiti
Historically Inaccurate Toile Art
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36
Macaque Self-Portraits
Macaque Self-Portraits
David Slater Worked with a Money That Snapped Photos of Himself
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35
Anatomical Monkey Art
Anatomical Monkey Art
'Age of Anxiety' By Troels Carlsen Celebrates the Apes
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34
Animatronic Apes
Animatronic Apes
“Alive” Chimp Robot Means No Monkey Business
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33
Animal-Killing Clock Ads
Animal-Killing Clock Ads
The Bund Campaign Shows How Fast Species are Dying
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32
Primate Portrayals
Primate Portrayals
The Jill Greenberg 'Monkey Portraits' Series
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31
Tattooed Primates
Tattooed Primates
Inked Monkeys, Apes & Gorillas Show Evolution of Body Mods
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30
Viral Wonderbra Ad
Viral Wonderbra Ad
Cadbury Gorilla Spoof
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29
Moral Lessons From Animals
Moral Lessons From Animals
Madrid Zoo: How to Be People
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28
Monkeys As Waiters
Monkeys As Waiters
Primate Restaurant in Japan
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27
Devilishly Painted Demon Dolls
Devilishly Painted Demon Dolls
Nena Nguyen Designs Customized Vinyl Toys
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26
Paper Origanimals
Paper Origanimals
These Adorable Giang Dinh Creations Bring a Whole lot of Creativity to the Fold
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25
Political Sock Monkeys (UPDATE)
Political Sock Monkeys (UPDATE)
TheSockObama Discontinued, Racist
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24
Pixelated Paintings
Pixelated Paintings
Annie Drew Paints One Pixel at a Time Using a Matchstick
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23
Animated Advertising For Beijing Olympics
Animated Advertising For Beijing Olympics
BBC Sport's Olympics Monkey
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Animal Transfiguration Ads
Animal Transfiguration Ads
This Lenor Fabric Softener Ad Gets Cuddly
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21
Animal Olympics
Animal Olympics
China Games Spark Outrage
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20
Monkeys As Children
Monkeys As Children
Monkids
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19
Human-Like Pet Blogs
Human-Like Pet Blogs
The Animals Doing People Things Tumblr Features a Pig in an Argyle Sweater
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18
Monstrous Foil Sculptures
Monstrous Foil Sculptures
The Dean Millien Artwork is a Creative Call to Artists All Over
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17
Screaming Ape-arel
Screaming Ape-arel
Christopher Kane's Fierce Angry Gorilla Tees Spark Conversation
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16
Humanimal Masterpieces
Humanimal Masterpieces
Hand-Painted Chinese Chimps Inspired by Classic Art
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Public Cages For Smokers
Public Cages For Smokers
Glass Segregation Chambers
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14
Dynamic High-Def Photography
Dynamic High-Def Photography
These Navid Baraty Pics Make the World a Bit Clearer
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13
Gorilla Masked Models
Gorilla Masked Models
The Bronx Zoo Drawing Classes
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12
Personified Primate Depictions
Personified Primate Depictions
Lukas Brezak Illustrates Some Super Rad and Stylish Apes
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11
Clock-Clutching Creature Campaigns
Clock-Clutching Creature Campaigns
These Bund Ads Point to Endangerment Awareness
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10
Bizarre Friendship Blogs
Bizarre Friendship Blogs
Interspecies Friends is Too Cute for Its Own Good
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9
Ancient Chinese Animal Art
Ancient Chinese Animal Art
Lindsey Carr Mimics Traditional Aesthetics in These Wildlife Images
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8
Nature Nurturing Campaigns
Nature Nurturing Campaigns
Ford Environmental Ads Urge Consumers to Feed the Planet
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7
Bizarre Wildlife Photography
Bizarre Wildlife Photography
Mikel Uribetxeberria Creates Surreal Images in ‘Animalia'
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6
Cadbury Guerilla Marketing
Cadbury Guerilla Marketing
Dairy Milk Gorilla Ad
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5
Humorous Humanimal Portraits
Humorous Humanimal Portraits
Martine Roch Creates Human-Animal Hybrid Illustrations
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4
Capitalizing on Bigfoot
Capitalizing on Bigfoot
$1 Million Sasquatch Photo Challenge
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3
Interspecies Animal Adoptions
Interspecies Animal Adoptions
6 Unusual Surrogate Mothers
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2
Gorilla Boyfriends
Gorilla Boyfriends
Masuimi Max's Bizarre Interspecies Cover Shoot
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Circus-Themed Fashion Photoshoots
Circus-Themed Fashion Photoshoots
The Chicest Show On Earth
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