13 Ways Humans Aren't Like Other Animals

Oh, you think you're special? Well, you scientifically are.
13 Ways Humans Aren't Like Other Animals

There are a lot of ways people try to understand and study animals. They might look at their physical features or how they behave in the wild. But what really makes humans different from other animals? Some scientists say it has to do with our ability to think and communicate symbolically. We can use language to share ideas, feelings, and experiences with each other. And we're the only species that can make plans for the future.

When most people think about animals, they think about the similarities between humans and other species. We share 99% of our DNA with chimpanzees, for example. But what many people don't know is that there are some major differences between humans and other animals, too. In this article, we'll explore some of those differences and talk about how they shape the way we live our lives.

Oh, you think you're really special, don't you? Well, scientifically, you are. Here are 13 reasons why you, being a human, we can only assume, are unique in the animal kingdom… Stay tuned!

HUMANS ARE THE ONLY PRIIMATE WHO CAN DANCE Although other animals, like birds and seals, can synchronize their movements to a beat, our closest relatives cannot. CRACKED.COM

Source: NPR

NO OTHER ANIMAL CAN THROW AS WELL AS HUMANS Other primates may throw sticks and stones, but only humans can throw extremely accurate and precise. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

HUMANS NEED LESS SLEEP THAN OTHER PRIMATES We have the deepest sleep of any primate, which means we can by on fewer hours. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

HUMANS ARE THE ONLY PRIMATE WHO SLEEPWALK As far as we know, the sleep disorder is only present in humans. CRACKED.COM

Source: NIH

HUMANS COOPERATE MORE THAN CHIMPS Children innately know to help before social expectations set in. Chimps cooperate, but studies show humans consistently cooperate more. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

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