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Chimps use spears!

By popular demand: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17281240/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/2/hi/science/nature/6387611.stm
Female and juvenile chimps in a certain troop have figured out how to hunt bush-babies with spears. They will shape a stick and sharpen it with their teeth, and then stab the stick into holes they know bush-babies live in. If the stick comes back bloody…score!
A)This is incredible!
B)Reseachers bring up the interesting point that it’s females and juveniles, not typically hunters, that are doing this practice. One theory is because they weren’t getting enough meat from the males, so they went out and got their own.
C)Ooh, ooh, I just thought of a horrible headline: Female Chimps Empower Themselves! Yay Chimp feminism!

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