TIL that bonobos settle conflict by having a large bisexual orgy, then when everyone is chill afterwards, they deal with the issue (learned via NPR)

Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-smart-and-swinging-bonobo-134784867/

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  1. Via NPR:

    There was an experiment where they supplied honey to a group of chimps. One of them grabbed it and doled it out among the group.

    The same experiment was conducted with bonobos. The group just stood there, anxiously eyeing the honey. They broke out into an orgy first, and then shared the honey afterwards in their more relaxed state.

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