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“These gorillas are just not picking up the sign language,” said Dr. Peterson.

His partner, Dr. Bryant nodded.

“Yes, it’s odd,” she said. “Every group we’ve worked with has been able to master at least a handful of signs. But this group can’t remember anything but ‘banana’. What could it be?”

“Banana,” signed one of the gorillas.

Dr. Peterson sighed and passed around bananas to the group.

“Well, let’s go get some lunch. I’ll call Frank.”

As the doctors left the room, both with phones to their ears, one of the gorillas held his banana up to his head like a phone.

“Hey guys, look at me: I’m a human!”