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Bonobo Makes Fire-Building Look Easy

He even roasts marshmallows!

by: Ted Alvarez

image: BBC / YouTube
image: BBC / YouTube

I have a little experience building fires—enough to make me think I’m getting pretty good. Turns out I'm not the only one with such skills.  Watch this BBC One footage of a bonobo gathering kindling and building a fire to roast freaking marshmallows:



Alright. I’m not saying I’m smarter than a bonobo, but he used matches—that’s cheating! Or at least, that’s what I’ll think when I cry myself to sleep tonight.

(via BBC)



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