Making a monkey out of elections…

In 1988, Rio de Janiero held elections for mayor. Coming in third place with 400,000 votes was a 25 year old named Tião. This was a surprise for many pollsters as Tião was widely known to be in a perpetually bad mood. He even once threw mud and feces at rival political candidate, Marcello Allencar.

Tião’s full name was Macaco Tião and he was a chimpanzee.

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