For The First Time Ever, Monkeys Learned To Check Out Their Asses
After being trained to recognize their own reflections, the primates used this newfound knowledge to...play with their genitals.
For the first time ever, experiments have shown that monkeys can recognize themselves in mirrors.
This is remarkable because most animals can't recognize their reflections, like this dog.
To test an animal's self-awareness, researchers shine a laser pointer on its body.
When they learned self-awareness, one of the first things they did was check out their genitals and asses.
Other sources have found that monkeys are not the only ones who are fascinated by their own behinds.
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