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Subject: Monkey crossing raises eyebrows

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/10 at 12:54 pm

Town Hall officials have been accused of making a monkey out of pedestrians with this bizarre road crossing sign.

On one side is a picture of a human being crossing the road, but on the other side there's an ape striding out.

"We have heard of zebra crossings but never a monkey crossing. What are we supposed to do, swing over the road?" laughed one local in Hangzhou, eastern China.

Others think it's an update of an old Chinese phrase, to put a hat on a monkey.

"It means to put a fool in a powerful position - and we have enough of those running the town," said one resident.

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