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We're still number one, but they are gaining on us.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:22 pm

Orangutans spontaneously bend straight wires into hooks to fish for food
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The bending of a hook into wire to fish for the handle of a basket is surprisingly challenging for young children under eight years of age. Now cognitive biologists and comparative psychologists from the University of Vienna, the University of St Andrews and the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna working with Isabelle Laumer and Alice Auersperg studied hook tool making for the first time in a non-human primate species -- the orangutan. To the researchers' surprise the apes spontaneously manufactured hook tools out of straight wire within the very first trial and in a second task unbent curved wire to make a straight tool.

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Post by Aztexan » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:28 pm

I heard trump's mom once {!#%@} an orangutan

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... orangutan/


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Post by scrmbldggs » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:58 pm

Fishhooks? How about a gorilla phone? :-P
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Post by Gord » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:18 pm

We'll always be a lesser species so long as I don't yet have a shoe phone.
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Post by ElectricMonk » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:38 pm

I'm more concerned with how numerous and cunning sheep are:

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Post by landrew » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:25 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:22 pm
Orangutans spontaneously bend straight wires into hooks to fish for food
Science Daily
The bending of a hook into wire to fish for the handle of a basket is surprisingly challenging for young children under eight years of age. Now cognitive biologists and comparative psychologists from the University of Vienna, the University of St Andrews and the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna working with Isabelle Laumer and Alice Auersperg studied hook tool making for the first time in a non-human primate species -- the orangutan. To the researchers' surprise the apes spontaneously manufactured hook tools out of straight wire within the very first trial and in a second task unbent curved wire to make a straight tool.

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