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    What caliber for new simian overlords?

    Bonobo makes fire from scratch, toasts marsmallows, burns mouth. (There's a video, too.)

    Next thing you know they will be smelting metal and manufacturing weapons.

    We're doomed! Doomed, I say.

    I suppose I ought to get in line to welcome our new simian overlords.

    BTW - the first person to make a "Planet of the Apes" (or sequel) reference gets thrown in the monkey pit.

    stay safe.

    http://www.aol.com/article/2014/04/2...6pLid%3D467268

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    Bonobo Kanzi Makes Campfires
    ***EXCLUSIVE*** DES MOINES, IA - NOVEMBER 11: Kanzi, 31, opens his backpack to get the tools needed to make fire on November 11, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. It was a pivotal moment in history that separated man from other primates. Over a million years ago humankind began to conquer its fear of fire and use it as a tool. But now one special ape - a 31-year-old bonobo chimpanzee called Kanzi at the Great Ape Trust in Des Moines, Iowa - is showing us just how close we really are. Astonishingly the male chimp's favourite things to do is make campfires. PHOTOGRAPH BY Laurentiu Garofeanu/ Barcroft USA /Barcoft Media via Getty Images


    Kanzim a 31-year-old bonobo chimpanzee, is already well known for his remarkable abilities to read symbols and understand novel sentences. Now, he's demonstrating his intelligence by actually building a fire from scratch (well, almost). Once the fire is going, he gently pushes marshmallows onto a stick and chows down on the delicious snack.

    "It was a pivotal moment in history that separated man from other primates," Barcroft explains in a photo caption. "Over a million years ago humankind began to conquer its fear of fire and use it as a tool. But now one special ape ... at the Great Ape Trust in Des Moines, Iowa - is showing us just how close we really are."

    The only thing he has yet to master is the whole wait-a-second-before-the-treats-cool-down thing ... but then again, most humans could use a lesson in that, too.[.quote]
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    We should clone him and breed him .. what could go wrong?

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