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The recent release of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" reminded me of one of my favorite ape vs. man films – this 1932 video that shows a baby chimpanzee and a baby human undergoing the same basic psychological tests.

Its gets weirder – the human baby (Donald) and the chimpanzee baby (Gua) were both raised as humans by their biological/adopted father Winthrop Niles Kellogg.  Kellogg was a comparative psychologist fascinated by the interplay between nature and nurture, and he devised a fascinating (and questionably ethical) experiment to study it:

Suppose an anthropoid were taken into a typical human family at the day of birth and reared as a child. Suppose he were fed upon a bottle, clothed, washed, bathed, fondled, and given a characteristically human environment; that he were spoken to like the human infant from the moment of parturition; that he had an adopted human mother and an adopted human father.

First, Kellogg had to convince his pregnant wife he wasn’t crazy:

 …the enthusiasm of one of us met with so much resistance from the other that it appeared likely we could never come to an agreement upon whether or not we should even attempt such an undertaking.

She apparently gave in, because Donald and Gua were raised, for nine months, as brother and sister. Much like Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” movies, Gua developed faster than her “brother,” and often outperformed him in tasks. But she soon hit a cognitive wall, and the experiment came to an end. (Probably for the best, as Donald had begun to speak chimpanzee.)

You can read more about Kellogg’s experiment, its legacy, and public reaction to it here.



Do you think some pokemon evolve by trading because they think you’re giving them away forever, so in their fear of abandonment they evolve into something better than they were so you’ll love them again?



Yamazaki Sousuke and Haru and Rin 

Posted with permission. 

(thank you anon for translating the super small handwriting)

Kashima Yuu (鹿島 遊); Prince of the school


~Stripper Cop Rin Matsuoka, the main character of Free~

temporisfilia asked: Es adorable cuando contestas a mis tags con tus tags cuando me reblogeas, tbh <33 a pesar de tu cruel "AssPAIN" eh eh eh.

Lo hago a menudo con varias personas, pero pocas llegan a leer la respuesta :’)

Lo siento, ¡era para ir a juego con el Poortugal! Realmente es más cruel, pero se me perdona porque todos sabemos que yo a España lo quiero mucho.

birvan asked: Today's story: One day Port had to resupply his caravel at Cadiz and came across Spain's large fleet, who was about to depart to North Africa. Spain got really annoyed at Port not lowering his flag to show respect and attacked him. Port retaliated and fired all the cannons before escaping back home, unscathed. He not only ruined an entire armada with a single ship, but made Spain the laughing stock of Europe (Carlos V tried to force D. João III to punish Port, but he only paid lip service)



S: “Shut up”

P: “I didn’t say anything”


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