How Human Are You?

What makes us human? Our DNA is only 1% different from that of our closest living ancestor, the chimpanzee, yet our abilities are light years apart. We are self-aware, have language, nimble thumbs, the capacity to imagine and many other attributes which our animal kin do not seem to possess... Or do they? Studying subjects like leadership, dating and mobbing, find out how we compare. Produced by National Geographic.

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How Human Are You? The Dating Game

When it comes to mating rituals, the animal kingdom has it all. Chimps pound their chests, alligators emit guttural groans, and elk pee on themselves. Humans, it turns out, are not all that different in displaying sex-related behaviours. And we conduct experiments to prove it. In examining courtship rituals, we find that playing footsie is as common among people as ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/03/2016

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