Study shows great apes suffer from midlife crises too11/20/2012
We know great apes already share a large part of their DNA with us, but this is just crazy. Researchers have discovered that our primate brethren also experience the phenomenon known as a midlife crisis. Scientists from Warwick University studied 500 captive apes and found that their behavior mimicked the U-shaped pattern humans in the aggregate experience of blissed-out, delightful childhoods, followed by misery-filled middle age and then contented later years. So what's the significance? It just goes to show that getting that new Ferrari won't help; lulls like these might be hardwired into our DNA. Something to keep in mind before you shell out for that fancy, youth-recapturing ride. [Source]
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