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    David Attenborough gets it wrong

    On the Life programme last night he said that Primates were unique in using tools.

    BBC News - Octopus snatches coconut and runs

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    "This is your shelter?"
    "Yes!"
    "You're using coconuts!"
    "What?"
    "You've got two empty halves of coconut and you're bangin' 'em together"
    "So? We have ridden since the snows of winter covered this land, through the kingdom of Mercia, through --"
    "Where'd you get the coconuts? "
    "We found them."



    Interesting, though.

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    They use them to decorate their octopuses garden.. in the shade.
    or something.

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    Its not really a tool though? its a shelter which I think is quite a bit different.

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    Don't sea otters roll over and prop a stone up on their tummies and then use it to smash shells - isn't that a tool? And I am sure some birds use twigs to poke termites nests to get them out

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    Yes the bird and the otters... and I'm pretty sure my cat used my coat arm to open a door (coat hanging on the door handle).

    So Primates, otters, birds, and my cat.

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    How about a spiders web?

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    @all:

    Yeah reminds me of the time I was sat in my front window and I watched this cat come round the corner into my front garden, I watched as it dug a hole then crapped in it, turn around and cover the hole in with dirt then casually walked away!!!

    I was amazed as I had never seen this before and wondered if all cats did this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    I was amazed as I had never seen this before and wondered if all cats did this?
    I don't know. I have a friend of a friend who knows Garfield though, I'll see what information I can dig up.

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    some birds in tokyo put nuts on zebra crossings and get cars to crack them open when they set off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcath View Post
    some birds in tokyo put nuts on zebra crossings and get cars to crack them open when they set off
    @Arcath, Your link didn't work is this the one?

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKvPPi0F_JY"]YouTube- Bird Intelligence: Crows busting nuts in traffic[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    @all:

    Yeah reminds me of the time I was sat in my front window and I watched this cat come round the corner into my front garden, I watched as it dug a hole then crapped in it, turn around and cover the hole in with dirt then casually walked away!!!

    I was amazed as I had never seen this before and wondered if all cats did this?
    Once lived with a cat that used the toilet . . . .

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    If our head of ICT uses his laptop to to keep his seat warm during break, anything can happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galway View Post
    If our head of ICT uses his laptop to to keep his seat warm during break, anything can happen.
    What a great tip. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    @all:

    Yeah reminds me of the time I was sat in my front window and I watched this cat come round the corner into my front garden, I watched as it dug a hole then crapped in it, turn around and cover the hole in with dirt then casually walked away!!!

    I was amazed as I had never seen this before and wondered if all cats did this?


    yes they do, cats are all prim and proper and wont usually crap if they know someone can see them and they always bury it

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