The kind of laughter I got from watching this report a moment ago...
Picture_5.png...was identical with a much older laughter I got from reading Landolfi's novella "The Two Old Maids."

The Two Old Maids is a story about two aging sisters who live in shabby seclusion with their ancient housekeeper and a beloved pet—a mettlesome monkey named Tombo, who, "though a eunuch, was, after all, the male of the house." One day the Mother Superior of the neighboring convent brings alarming news: Tombo has been seen stealing into the chapel at night where he ate the consecrated hosts, tried to say Mass, and even urinated on the altar. It is clear to one sister that he must die.

American monkids are descendants of Tombo.