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You're More Like an Elephant Than You Think

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After four decades of research into the social behavior of pachyderms, biologists have arrived at a remarkable conclusion: they're really not so different from us.

The results of the longest continual study of elephants found that some behaviors many people believe to be unique to humans, like casting flirtatious glances or arguing about directions, are in reality quite common among these species as well -- except they never forget to pack their trunks.

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