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Monkeys Share Food to Build Their Social Networks: Scientists have thought for some time that sharing is only a human trait, developed to foster social interactions and conversations. But a new study by the journal PLOS ONE finds that bonobos (the monkey, not the clothing company) also share their food. There’s a catch, however: they prefer to share with strangers, rather than their monkey friends, in order to expand their social network (hey Facebook, give it a try). So next time you’re eating a bagel on the subway, hand someone a piece. You might make a new friend.
Molly will be friends with all bagel eaters.