24 ноября 1859 года Чарльз Дарвин опубликовал книгу «Происхождение видов путем естественного отбора, или сохранение благоприятствуемых пород в борьбе за жизнь»

The first edition including 1,250 copies was sold in one day, but brought about a storm of indignation. One of Darwin’s friends felt so insulted that sent a letter to the scientist signing it: “Your former friend, and descendant of a monkey.” “Nobody is indebted to some other person so as the monkey to Darwin,” Russian satirist Don-Aminado once joked. He was wrong. The satirists are also indebted to Darwin, as the scientist’s theory is an inexhaustible source of jokes.