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Planning to get takeout for dinner? So are these chimps
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Scientists from Harvard and Yale did a study on chimpanzees at a sanctuary in the Republic of the Congo that shows they have the cognitive ability to prefer cooked food but lack both the resources and know how to cook it. - photo by Shelby Slade
A new study shows that chimps have more in common with humans than anyone originally thought.

Scientists from Harvard and Yale did a study on chimpanzees at a sanctuary in the Republic of Congo that shows they have the cognitive ability to prefer cooked food but lack both the resources and know-how to cook it, James Gorman reported for The New York Times.

The scientists would give the chimps a slice of raw potato and the chimps could either eat it or give it back to the scientists to be cooked, or replaced with a cooked slice of potato.

The chimps preferred the cooked potatoes and were patient enough to wait for it to cook. Sounds a lot like some people we know.

Check out this video from The New York Times to learn more about the study.