1. Chimpanzees can develop their own fashion trends.
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  2. Washoe, the chimpanzee, was the first non-human to learn American Sign Language. She also passed on her knowledge to other chimpanzees.
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  3. In 2008, a chimpanzee named Anjana adopted and raised two baby white tigers named Mitra and Shiva after a hurricane.
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  4. Elephants and chimpanzees can display behavior patterns similar to post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
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  5. Humans have the same number of hair follicles as chimpanzees.
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  6. Chimpanzees can identify each other from pictures of their butts.
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  7. Congo the chimp was a famous abstract painter in the 1950s who sold paintings to Picasso, Dalí and others for up to US$26,000.
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  8. Chimps use medicinal plants to treat themselves for illness and injury.
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  9. The United States and Gabon are the only two countries that allow experimentation on chimpanzees.
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  10. Chimpanzees fart so loudly and frequently that scientists locate them in forest occasionally by following the farts.
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  11. Comparative analysis indicated that chimpanzees and bonobos show population-level right handedness, whereas gorillas and orangutans do not.
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  12. Soviet biologist Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov attempted to impregnate a chimpanzee with human sperm to create a human-ape hybrid.
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  13. Chimps can play rock-paper-scissors at the same level as a 4 year old human child.
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