DailyDirt: Animals With Tools

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The more we watch animals, the more we can see them show off their intelligence. A bunch of different animals have been observed making and using tools -- and sharing how to use them with their friends. Here are just a few examples of some animals using tools in fascinating (and maybe dangerous) ways. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.


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    Pixelation, Nov 26th, 2012 @ 7:19pm

    In other news...

    ...there has been a sudden rash of underwater knifings along the Florida coast.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 27th, 2012 @ 3:41am

    How about sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads?

     

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    btrussell (profile), Nov 27th, 2012 @ 4:13am

    Re: In other news...

    I'm going to assume it is men in tees.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 27th, 2012 @ 8:39am

    Have the Ukranians found a way to counter the playful nature of dolphins that kept striking the US naval instructors with the nose-guns repeatedly during training?

    This is rumored to be why the US don't deploy armed dolphins in service for patrol in large scale, they apparently get bored and start striking the boats, rocks, other fish and instructors.

     

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    slick8086, Nov 27th, 2012 @ 10:23am

    The Ukraine has a navy?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 27th, 2012 @ 1:05pm

    Dolphins with guns you say? Very relevant link:

    http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/14p70/

     

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    Kevin (profile), Nov 28th, 2012 @ 1:51pm

    Bonobo

    Yipes! For a moment I thought I was looking at Windows 8.

     

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