Monkey King of Prophet’s Prediction
November 5, 2016
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As this may be the most surreal election in US history, why not see what the Chinese monkey thinks about the election. The Shiyanhu Ecological Tourism Park in China’s Hunan province decided to roll out their Chinese monkey described as the “king of prophets.” His name is Geda, and local legend has pegged him as a mystical monkey with prophetic insight — one with an impressive record of correctly predicting the winners of European soccer matches.
This time, Geda was asked to predict the winner of the U.S. presidential election and he did exactly that, planting a smooch on the winner’s face. Geda — whose name means “goose bumps” — cast his vote by selecting bananas beside life-size cutouts of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
“After ‘deliberate thought,’ the mystic monkey chose Mr. Trump, Shiyanhu Ecological Tourism Park said on Thursday,” according to AFP. “Without even waiting, he congratulated the cardboard candidate with a kiss on the lips.”
Geda, who is 5 years old and wears a yellow shirt advertising his title, correctly predicted that Portugal would win the 2016 European football championship in July, AFP reported. Two days later, Cristiano Ronaldo’s team defeated France 1-0 in overtime. The monkey was presented with the national flags of Portugal and France with bananas on both. It finally walked towards the national flag of Portugal and ate a banana there.