DailyDirt: Gee, Brain, What Do You Want To Do Tonight?

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Maybe animals are getting smarter. We've covered how some monkeys have figured out how to take pictures of themselves, and we're learning more interesting things about animal behavior all the time. Here are a few more interesting discoveries that could bring us some damn dirty apes.. and fish and bees and lizards. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 6th, 2011 @ 5:07pm

    Really Ho?

    "So someday a fish might need a bicycle, like a woman needs a man..."

    and mermaids will rule the world

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 6th, 2011 @ 6:56pm

    One day people may find their dog doing advanced math in the sofa trying to figure it out how to best catch the morning newspaper.

    What would happen if another species started approaching human intelligence?

    Will some people accept that we are not the only ones capable of reasoning? or will we try to erase those other species?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 7th, 2011 @ 12:53am

    LoLCats can program too.

    HAI
    CAN HAS STDIO?
    I HAS A VAR
    IM IN YR LOOP
    UP VAR!!1
    VISIBLE VAR
    IZ VAR BIGGER THAN 10? KTHX
    IM OUTTA YR LOOP
    KTHXBYE

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Sep 7th, 2011 @ 1:24am

    Cephalopods Are Smart ...

    ... and smartest of them all is the octopus. It can figure out how to undo a screw-top jar.

     

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    ben, Sep 7th, 2011 @ 1:36pm

    So apparently, according to some scientists, rocks used to bang shellfish against, by the fish trying to eat it, DO NOT count as tools because the rock is still mounted on the ground.

    We have just discovered anvils are not tools by studying fish!!!!! How cool is that?

     

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