This week Japanese researchers, who’ve obviously never seen The Planet of the Apes, announced they’ve created super intelligent chimpanzees. How’d they do it? They taught them to count. Turns out that chimpanzees have a near photographic memory and consistently beat their human counter parts in both speed & accuracy at a series of memory tests. Scientists believe human may have lost this ability to make room for things like language. So remember that the next time you spank your monkey cause they sure will.
This isn’t the first news to foreshadow the coming of the Planet of the Apes, read L7 World’s previous article Learning is Dope http://l7world.com/2004/08/learning-is-dope.html before our simian overlords make a monkey outta you!