From The Daily Mail:
The same group of scientists determined, at a cost of $592,000 for NIH, that chimps with the best poop-throwing skills are also the best communicators. But while flinging feces might get another primate’s attention in the wild, they discovered, it’s not much good in captivity.
‘I’ve never in my life seen a chimp be given a banana for throwing s**t at someone,’ Emory University psychologist Bill Hopkins told Wired magazine.
Some believe that this behaviour helps account for the human mind, so that is why they think it important to study.
See also: Human origins: The war of trivial explanations
and The Science Fictions series at your fingertips (human evolution)
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