Super Chef — Chimps?

Super Chef Chimp?

Remember Remy in Ratatouille?

Are rats the only other animals that cook?

Think “Super Chef Chimps.”

That’s the result of research reported in the BBC. Harvard University’s Dr Felix Warneken ran a simian MasterChef contest to find out if chimps have what it takes to cook.

Did cooked meats lead to human smarts?

According to Dr Warneken, his experiments show that that most of the mental skills needed to cook were there in human ancestors between 5 to 7 million years ago and so all it took for the first emergence of the culinary arts was the controlled use of fire and the ability to trust other people not to pinch our food while our back was turned.

Read all about the research by clicking here.

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