Dolphins are Masters of Imitation Even When Blindfolded

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Tanner (L), a seven-year old bootlenose dolphin, is seen at the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, Florida.

Even blindfolded, a 7-year-old bottlenose dolphin named Tanner was able to mimic another dolphin’s behavior — proof, according to Florida researchers, that dolphins are masters of imitation second only to humans.

 

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People Really Do Walk in Circles When Lost But We Don’t Know Why

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Orientation experiment in the desert. 

Humans can’t walk in straight lines. If there’s no fixed point of reference, we just walk in circles and inevitably get lost. Nobody knows why, but researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics have confirmed it in several experiments. (pics)

 

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