Hammer and Anvil

The infant 2 1/2-year-old female gorilla
named Itebero, seen smashing palm nuts between rocks in a "hammer
and anvil" technique, at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
sanctuary in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, Oct, 8,
2005.

This premeditated use of stones and sticks to accomplish
a task like cracking nuts, which was considered among the most complex
tool
use behaviors, is intriguing scientists who say they have much to learn
about what gorillas can do, and about the inplications on our knowledge
of evolution.

(AP
Photo
/Anjan Sundaram)

We dated a girl in college who struck exactly that
pose when using rocks to knock the caps off beer bottles. Uncanny resemblances like
that are what convinces us of the scientific validity of evolution….

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