Monkeys’ Tools In Brazil Date Back 700 Years

Carbon dating confirmed that stone tools used by capuchin monkeys in Brazil date back to the 1300s, suggesting South American monkeys wielded tools much earlier than previously thought, and perhaps even inadvertently imparted their technique of shelling cashews to 15th-century explorers. What do you think?

“The eternal question of who taught humans one particular method of shelling tree nuts is finally laid to rest.”

Leann Howard • Florist’s Apprentice


“Sorry, what did you say? I’m trying to open this bottle and get at the delicious Pepsi inside it.”

Dale Antos • Rhyme Slanter

“And to think, just a few centuries later monkeys would be traveling to space.”

Tucker Mundt • Profanity Expunger

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