Friday, 30 January 2009

Scientific forays into heartwarmingness: marmosets and their marmoset language

Marmosets, previously known largely for their ability to look ridiculously heartwarming (see photos), have been revealed to have a recently discovered incredible new reason for awesomeness. They talk. Well, they have tiny adorable dialects, with distinct accents and stuff. AND THEY ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES!!! Japanese macaques and chimps have their own special primate languages, too. Man, I hope that when Obama said this administration would bring back science to its rightful place or whatever, I hope that he meant increased funding for studies in ADORABLENESS. Check out the story at the National Geographic site. Primate Dialects Recorded in South America--A First

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