Monkeys floss with human hair

Monkeys floss with human hair

all this binge eating isn’t great for their teeth but these clever monkeys have come up with the most remarkable solution and it involves stealing human hair they use it to dental floss there’s a few theories as to why they floss their teeth one is because it keeps their teeth clean another is that they get extra bits of food but it could also be that they’re high sugar diet irritates their gums it takes great dexterity and initiative to work out how to floss but some get the hang of it quicker than others humans only invented dental floss 200 years ago and macaques are the only other animal in the world to do this it’s complex problem-solving that shows our monkey cousins really aren’t that far behind

Author: Kevin Mason

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