Smoking Chimp From The 1950s

Smoking Chimp From The 1950s

During the 1950s and 1960s Zippy the Chimp made frequent appearances on popular network television programs like The Ed Sullivan Show entertaining viewers with his hilarious human-like behavior. You see, back in the day, there weren't any warning symbols on cigarettes, so Zippy didn't know it was unhealthy for Chimps start a smoking habit. Thankfully he was awesome at riding bikes, roller-skating and a handful of other healthy activities that helped keep him in shape. And, the crazy thing is, most of what we just told you is true.

Hit the thumbs for a look at really awesome pictures of Zippy the Chimp. [Retronaut]

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