Can a Gorilla Learn English?

Is it possible to teach a gorilla how to communicate? Yes, gorillas are able to learn sign language. Talk about ‘Planet of the Apes’ 2.0.

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Gorillas are the smartest, buffest, hairy, and 100% planet-based. These creatures don’t eat meat or hunt. They chomp on greens and delectable fruits all day every day.

They can range anywhere from 5 feet to 6 feet tall. Speaking of life span, they live for around half the average human, 35-40 years.

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Western gorillas weigh an average of 350 lbs. That’s twice as much as the average human.

Koko, a female western gorilla, learned sign language taught by a human named Francine Patterson. This form of sign language was a modified version and called Gorilla Sign Language.

1996: Dr Francine Patterson plays with her kitty-cat friend and Koko. -Chicago Tribune

She was able to use 1,000 signs in her language & could understand over 2,000 English words. Talk about trippy. Koko practically was human. Scientifically, she is the level of a 3-year-old.

Koko recognized nouns, verbs, and adjectives, even “good” and “fake” which are abstract concepts.

It is widely agreed that she would not use syntax or grammar and that her language use did not surpass that of a small human child.

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However, on IQ tests, she scores between 70-90. Some specialists, including Mary Lee Jensvold, suggest that “Koko…[used] language the same way people do”.

Koko passed away on June 19, 2018, at age 46. But her language legacy continues as more and more gorillas are being taught how to sign. Koko was the best of them.

source: Wikipedia.

Why drinking hydrogen water can be good for you!

Drinking hydrogen water has a load of benefits. Hydrogen water looks just like water and is made up of more hydrogen than H20.

What are the benefits of drinking hydrogen water?

Hydrogen gas functions as a strong antioxidant! Even the most cytotoxic and reactive oxygen species have been shown to be protected by hydrogen. Inhalation of H2 gas has also been shown to prevent brain injuries.

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The hydrogen gas was shown to be highly anti-inflammatory and this was shown in animal experiments. Although we could use further human trials to back up these initial results. Research is extremely promising in patients with rheumatoid arthritis!

As already stated, the effects of hydrogen on patients with rheumatoid arthritis showed a substantial reduction in pain. Such pain relief is due to a decrease in oxidative stress. This is caused by hydrogen gas’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities.

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It has been shown that hydrogen gas greatly protects DNA from radiation and damage. In a world of phones, atomic plants, and an increase in radioactive technologies we could all use a little hydrogen.

How can I get hydrogen?

If you want to get some hydrogen-rich molecules in your body, there’s a pretty cool device that does that. It energizes water and turns it into hydrogen water using electricity! Message us on Facebook & Instagram. Even here on the website to find out more about this amazing device.

source: Jill Carnahan.