Charisma in the Jungle

By @charisma in 

Why everyone is wrong about charisma.


Because she was a content,distance away, Jane couldn’t quite tell what David was doing as he sat beside that termite mound sticking a blade of grass into it, and then putting the blade in his mouth.  After he left, she approached the mound, stuck a blade of grass into it and saw that a bunch of termites grabbed onto the blade with their mandibles… David was using the blade as a tool to capture the termites.  Not long after this, Jane saw David and other chimpanzees stripping the leaves off of twigs, sticking the twigs in termite mounds and eating the termites off the twigs.  The chimps – she realized, were creating tools to make their foraging for termites more efficient

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