12:45 PM -- In the midst of a rather confused New York Times story about monkeys and mirrors is the following gem:
Give a female chimp a mirror, and one can have no doubt she knows just what it is for.
The chimp will look at the two important parts of her body that she can usually never see, Dr. de Waal said. One is the inside of her mouth; the other is her rear end.
Give a male chimp a mirror... and he also examines her rear end.