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(NPR)   Researchers discover Bonobos prefer to share food, handies with strangers. Yes really   (npr.org) divider line 41
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2013-01-03 01:55:38 PM  
The homeless have a similar arrangement...or so I've heard.
 
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2013-01-03 02:36:33 PM  
So did the Bonobos do this before the researchers started "studying" them, or is it just really lonely in the jungle?
 
2013-01-03 02:46:05 PM  
The two closest relatives to humans are bonobos and chimpanzees. Bonobos are generally peaceful, chimpanzees are generally violent.
 
2013-01-03 02:58:05 PM  
but goddammit if they don't make comfortable pants.
 
2013-01-03 03:11:20 PM  
Bonobos are the biggest whores of the animal kingdom.  We used to have that position, until religion knocked us out of the top spot.   Without this handicap of shame, we could be leading the competition.
 
2013-01-03 03:36:42 PM  
So apes will offer valuables in hope of getting some strange.
 
2013-01-03 03:53:00 PM  
Bonobos use sexytime for everything from fun to conflict resolution. "Oh, we're both going for the same fruit? Who needs it, let's get freaky instead!"

Heterosexual, homosexual, bonobos don't care. They just wanna fark. Bonobos are awesome like that.
 
2013-01-03 04:14:55 PM  
I hear the bonobos also have bath houses and adult bookstores.
 
2013-01-03 04:19:48 PM  
pbmom.files.wordpress.com
(Some odd point of reference)
 
2013-01-03 04:58:54 PM  
So vote Chimpanzee?
 
2013-01-03 04:59:37 PM  
I have been just sitting on my left hand until it goes numb. Then I don't have to share my fruit with anyone.
 
2013-01-03 05:05:20 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Bonobos are the biggest whores of the animal kingdom.


Dolphins.
 
2013-01-03 05:07:43 PM  

vernonFL: The two closest relatives to humans are bonobos and chimpanzees. Bonobos are generally peaceful, chimpanzees are generally violent.


Yeah but chimps are also generally a lot less stressed and "laid back" whereas bonobos are actually quite high strung. And while some of the whole swapping sex freely bit holds out in the wild, it isn't quite as extreme as the observations in captive bonobos.... who are even more high strung than their high-strung wild cousins.

And wild bonobos are also a lot more violent than people get the impression of. Gotta love reading a story about the matriarch that bites off the penis of a subordinate male who was badly behaved...
 
2013-01-03 05:07:53 PM  

The Angry Hand of God: I have been just sitting on my left hand until it goes numb. Then I don't have to share my fruit with anyone.


Username win!
 
2013-01-03 05:08:11 PM  

The Angry Hand of God: I have been just sitting on my left hand until it goes numb. Then I don't have to share my fruit with anyone.

I'm supposed to be using my left hand?
Crap, I can't do anything right.
 
2013-01-03 05:09:10 PM  
I never understood by anyone would want to name a species of chimp after a line of clothing.
 
2013-01-03 05:09:33 PM  
Geez, last time I tried to share fruit and a handy with a stranger, she got me arrested. :(

I thought juvenile male dolphins would work in packs to gang-rape female dolphins?
 
2013-01-03 05:11:51 PM  
yanntraboulsi.com
 
2013-01-03 05:15:54 PM  
What a strange minkey.
 
2013-01-03 05:15:56 PM  
It's not gay if you do it for food.
 
2013-01-03 05:18:13 PM  
Bonoblowme
 
2013-01-03 05:27:06 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: (Some odd point of reference)


I... Who is that??
 
2013-01-03 05:30:39 PM  
Bonobos are awesome. Their social structure is matriarchal and peacefully maintained by using sex a a "hello" and "goodbye" gesture, as well as for general stress relief and friendliness. We can learn much from bonobos.
 
2013-01-03 05:34:51 PM  
I first read that as "hankies," and can't decide if that would be more or less hygenic.
 
2013-01-03 05:46:56 PM  

Rip Dashrock: Then I don't have to share my fruit with anyone.
I'm supposed to be using my left hand?
Crap, I can't do anything right.


What you did there
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2013-01-03 05:47:24 PM  
Here we see an example of the taxdodgicousdouchbuggerious-bono-bos.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-03 05:56:17 PM  
I'm a little taken aback that this was just now being discovered, seeing as that Bonobos fark each other to say hello.
 
2013-01-03 06:14:09 PM  
I'm pretty sure that I evolved from bonobos... Their behavior makes perfect sense to me.
 
2013-01-03 06:27:06 PM  

Gonz: Heterosexual, homosexual, bonobos don't care. They just wanna fark. Bonobos are awesome like that.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-03 06:39:12 PM  
"Hey stranger, can I buy you a drink?"
 
2013-01-03 07:17:22 PM  
The bonobo is popularly known for its high levels of sexual behavior. Sex functions in conflict appeasement, affection, social status, excitement, and stress reduction. It occurs in virtually all partner combinations and in a variety of positions. This is a factor in the lower levels of aggression seen in the bonobo when compared to the common chimpanzee and other apes. Sexual cannibalism is common among bonobos in captivity, and under some circumstances may also be observed in the field. The female may begin feeding by biting off the male's head (as they do with regular prey), and if mating has begun, the male's movements may become even more vigorous in its delivery of sperm. Bonobos feed on prey as adults by attaching their mouthparts to the target animal's body, then using their teeth to cut through surface tissues until they reach blood and body fluid. Although attacks on humans do occur, they will generally not attack humans unless starved.

Adult female bonobos parasitize other species by ovipositing into their hosts.
The egg hatches inside of the host into a larva. The parasitoid larva, by feeding on the inside of the host, then develops into a more mature larvae ready for pupation and eats its way out of the dying or dead host. It then spins a cocoon and pupates.

Bonobos can imitate human speech or other sounds.

An bonobo has a highly complex nervous system, only part of which is localized in its brain. Two-thirds of an bonobo's neurons are found in the nerve cords of its arms, which have limited functional autonomy. Bonobo arms show a variety of complex reflex actions that persist even when they have no input from the brain. Bonobos are also able to squirt an aimed stream of blood from the corners of the eyes for a distance of up to five feet.

Bonobos can survive being heated for a few minutes to 151 °C (424 K), or being chilled for days at −200 °C (73 K). They can withstand the extremely low pressure of a vacuum and also very high pressures, more than 1,200 times atmospheric pressure. Bonobos can survive the vacuum of open space and solar radiation combined for at least 10 days.

Bonobos are a significant predator of birds. UK assessments indicate that they may be accountable for an estimated 64.8 million bird deaths each year. Bonobos use venom to immobilize or kill their prey.
 
2013-01-03 07:27:13 PM  

MorePeasPlease: The bonobo is popularly known for its high levels of sexual behavior. Sex functions in conflict appeasement, affection, social status, excitement, and stress reduction. It occurs in virtually all partner combinations and in a variety of positions. This is a factor in the lower levels of aggression seen in the bonobo when compared to the common chimpanzee and other apes. Sexual cannibalism is common among bonobos in captivity, and under some circumstances may also be observed in the field. The female may begin feeding by biting off the male's head (as they do with regular prey), and if mating has begun, the male's movements may become even more vigorous in its delivery of sperm. Bonobos feed on prey as adults by attaching their mouthparts to the target animal's body, then using their teeth to cut through surface tissues until they reach blood and body fluid. Although attacks on humans do occur, they will generally not attack humans unless starved.

Adult female bonobos parasitize other species by ovipositing into their hosts.
The egg hatches inside of the host into a larva. The parasitoid larva, by feeding on the inside of the host, then develops into a more mature larvae ready for pupation and eats its way out of the dying or dead host. It then spins a cocoon and pupates.

Bonobos can imitate human speech or other sounds.

An bonobo has a highly complex nervous system, only part of which is localized in its brain. Two-thirds of an bonobo's neurons are found in the nerve cords of its arms, which have limited functional autonomy. Bonobo arms show a variety of complex reflex actions that persist even when they have no input from the brain. Bonobos are also able to squirt an aimed stream of blood from the corners of the eyes for a distance of up to five feet.

Bonobos can survive being heated for a few minutes to 151 °C (424 K), or being chilled for days at −200 °C (73 K). They can withstand the extremely low pressure of a vacuum and also very high pressures, more than ...


I'll have what he's having.
 
2013-01-03 07:42:09 PM  
I sit in front of a mirror and smear a bannana on my left hand and then touch myself to get the same effect.
 
2013-01-03 08:13:30 PM  

MorePeasPlease: The bonobo is popularly known for its high levels of sexual behavior. Sex functions in conflict appeasement, affection, social status, excitement, and stress reduction. It occurs in virtually all partner combinations and in a variety of positions. This is a factor in the lower levels of aggression seen in the bonobo when compared to the common chimpanzee and other apes. Sexual cannibalism is common among bonobos in captivity, and under some circumstances may also be observed in the field. The female may begin feeding by biting off the male's head (as they do with regular prey), and if mating has begun, the male's movements may become even more vigorous in its delivery of sperm. Bonobos feed on prey as adults by attaching their mouthparts to the target animal's body, then using their teeth to cut through surface tissues until they reach blood and body fluid. Although attacks on humans do occur, they will generally not attack humans unless starved.

Adult female bonobos parasitize other species by ovipositing into their hosts.
The egg hatches inside of the host into a larva. The parasitoid larva, by feeding on the inside of the host, then develops into a more mature larvae ready for pupation and eats its way out of the dying or dead host. It then spins a cocoon and pupates.

Bonobos can imitate human speech or other sounds.

An bonobo has a highly complex nervous system, only part of which is localized in its brain. Two-thirds of an bonobo's neurons are found in the nerve cords of its arms, which have limited functional autonomy. Bonobo arms show a variety of complex reflex actions that persist even when they have no input from the brain. Bonobos are also able to squirt an aimed stream of blood from the corners of the eyes for a distance of up to five feet.

Bonobos can survive being heated for a few minutes to 151 °C (424 K), or being chilled for days at −200 °C (73 K). They can withstand the extremely low pressure of a vacuum and also very high pressures, more than ...


That was amazing. One bucket of kudos, coming your way.
 
2013-01-03 08:49:11 PM  

MorePeasPlease: Adult female bonobos parasitize other species by ovipositing into their hosts.
The egg hatches inside of the host into a larva.


I'm pretty sure mammals don't lay eggs.
 
2013-01-03 09:03:32 PM  

fluffy2097: MorePeasPlease: Adult female bonobos parasitize other species by ovipositing into their hosts.
The egg hatches inside of the host into a larva.

I'm pretty sure mammals don't lay eggs.


I'm pretty sure monotremes would beg to differ.
 
2013-01-03 09:05:39 PM  

thisiszombocom: Because People in power are Stupid: (Some odd point of reference)

I... Who is that??


Let me Google that for you. (and then click "search by image")
 
2013-01-04 12:26:28 AM  
Handie is German slang for a cell phone. The fact doesn't really apply, but it is quite interesting.
 
2013-01-04 07:58:15 AM  

gweilo8888: thisiszombocom: Because People in power are Stupid: (Some odd point of reference)

I... Who is that??

Let me Google that for you. (and then click "search by image")


Then go down to link:  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0472891/
Then see:The Mind of the Married Man (TV series)
sushiko, japanese masseuse
- The God of Marriage (2001) ... sushiko, japanese masseuse

The obscure reference was to "The Happy Ending" (handy) which I believed entered into American vernacular after that...
 
2013-01-04 09:47:23 AM  
(and yes I've replaced the side mirror on my 2001 Toyota)
 
2013-01-04 10:33:52 AM  

fluffy2097: I'm pretty sure mammals don't lay eggs.


1.bp.blogspot.com

Would like a word
 
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