Baboons Are Learning to Read, Kind Of

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"In the space of just a few seconds," the AP reports, "Dan has demonstrated a mastery of what some experts say is a form of pre-reading and walks away rewarded with a treat of dried wheat." Coincidentally, this is how I learned to read, too. And to this day, whenever I see a word, I get a craving for dried wheat.