Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Your Smarter Cousins

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I've been meaning to blog about this but it turns out the naked apes' chimpy cousins are smarter than them! Chimps outperformed college students at memory games (no word if the college students were tested before or after the kegger):

Monkeys performed about as well as college students at mental addition, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a finding that suggests nonverbal math skills are not unique to humans.

The research from Duke University follows the finding by Japanese researchers earlier this month that young chimpanzees performed better than human adults at a memory game.

As for the teams, both were paid. Boxer and Feinstein (the chimps) got their favourite reward: a sip of Kool-Aid soft drink. As for the students, they got $10 each -- enough for a beer or two.

As if to prove the idiocy of naked apes--AP, chimps are not monkeys, they're apes!

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Blogger Peanut said...

well that doesn't surprise me in the least

7:31 AM  
Blogger Moco said...

If you met some of the humans I meet on a daily basis this would come as no surprise to anyone.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Joe Stains said...

this sounds totally right to us, the humans are so stupid sometimes!

6:18 PM  
Blogger Jake of Florida said...

We heard this on NPR and nodded our agreement!!

Jake and Just Harry

6:47 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...


Maybe you could suggest to the AP that some well-placed fact checkers would be a good idea. Sheesh. I'm ashamed for our ma apes on their behalf.

Goober love,

4:18 PM  

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