'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Not Scientifically Feasible, But Just Because There Aren't Enough Bay-Area Chimps
If you've seen the film, or even just a trailer or TV spot for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, you know that the film's climax involves a bevy of apes storming the Golden Gate Bridge, led by a super smart chimp that James Franco gave special medicine. Seems pretty scientifically sound, right? So you'd think! But as it turns out: not possible! Over at Slate, they've done a little research on the subject, and while they have no problem with the idea of chimps acquiring superbrains, there is a bit of a logistical problem with the numbers--specifically in that, by their count, there's probably only about 25 apes in the entire Bay area, which would make for a pretty shitty uprising. So continue your work unfettered by fear of ape planet domination, James Franco; surely we can handle a couple dozen of these assholes.