25 Jul '11, 3am

Dirty Toenails Inspire Monkey to Craft Its First Tool

It turns out that monkeys and humans have a bit more in common than most people might think -- and both can agree that dirt under the nails is not a good look. Researchers from the UK's Durham University recently recorded some rather fascinating behavior never before observed in a mandrill monkey. During a filmed study of the primate, one individual was seen crafting a simple tool to serve a simple yet relatable task: the cleaning of its toenails.

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