Dolphins See Themselves in the Mirror

This video may force you to re-evaluate your assumptions about the category “animal”:

It’s quite astonishing to see the obvious childlike wonder they display when confronted with themselves, especially considering that, as the scientist points out, our bloodlines have been separated for nearly one hundred million years.

If you find this fascinating, I highly recommend Jane Goodall’s TED talk What Separates Us from the Apes. Here’s an excerpt:

We have found that after all there isn’t a sharp line dividing humans from the rest of the animal kingdom. It’s a very wuzzy line, and it’s getting wuzzier all the time as we find animals doing things that we, in our arrogance, used to think “was just human”.