April 13, 2012

Words, words, words

Just a quick sendoff for the weekend...

For centuries, people have clung to various examples of things that are uniquely human and distinguish us from the rest of the animal kingdom. That list has gotten shorter and shorter lately the more we learn about animal behavior. Still I never quite expected to learn that recognizing written words would go on the list. Baboons seem to be able to do it, as this NPR story reports.

I wanted to see what the dogs on the farm thought of the story but they were busy writing poetry.

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