Chimp Study Shows Making Yourself Look Dumb to Fit in Isn’t Limited to Humans (Video)

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July 10 2014 2:43 PM

Where’d You Get Your Grass?

The “first chimp fad” suggests primates want to be fashionable, too.

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A four-month-old baby Chimpanzee is seen at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur on February 10, 2013. The baby Chimpanzee was born on November 2012. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN (Photo credit should read MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Although chimps have long been observed to use grass as tools, a new study offers the first time researchers have seen grass used purely as fashion.

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