Well I have found my copy of HHGG and so can tell you where this week's word, Monkey, (for every Inchie Monday) comes from, although some of you may remember, as I did. After they are pushed out of the Vogon Constructor ship they get caught up by the improbability drive of the Heart of Gold, the travelling duo see many odd, improbable, things, including "an infinite number of monkeys outside who want to talk to [Ford and Arthur] about this script for Hamlet they've worked out." (Chapter 9)
. Now the monkeys typing Shakespeare is a mathematical idea - - "The infinite monkey theorem [which] states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare." (Wikipaedia). OK...
On to the inchies. First up is the Chinese character for Monkey because 2016 is the Year of the Monkey.
I have two quilled monkey ideas: One, the monkey:
and two, something for him to eat - because my monkey doesn't quite fit into one inch.
Hope you are having a good year of the Monkey. See ya'll next week.