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(Cheryl Carlin)

Sneezing in the Rain

Burmese snub-nosed monkey
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Wildlife biologists conducting a census in remote mountains of Myanmar have documented the existence of a primate previously unknown to science. They learned of the Burmese snub-nosed monkey from local residents, who said they can hear the monkey in the rain. Apparently, raindrops trickle into its upturned nostrils, causing the animal to sneeze.

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