Humans are believed to develop empathy and process complex thoughts thanks to spindle cells in their brains.
Humans are not the only organisms to boast the trait; chimpanzees (along with some other mammals, including whales and dolphins) also have spindle cells.
However, humans have much more sophisticated brain mechanisms and are superior to all other organisms at using and fabricating tools.
Primatologists agree that a fully-grown male chimpanzee is physically more substantial than an adult human.
A chimp has the strength of at least five men; in the wild, a male can have non-monogamous sex as often as 50 times a day. He is potentially violent and unpredictable.
Keeping a chimpanzee as a lifetime pet is never a viable option.
Sandy Herold of Stamford, Connecticut, ignored the suggestion, and her friend Charla Nash had to pay the price.
Sandy’s pet chimp displayed excessive aggression one day in 2008 and attacked Charla, severely injured her in the face and hands.
At the time of the attack, the chimp named Travis was 13 years of age. He was shot dead.
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Sandy Herold spent her entire life in Stamford, Connecticut. Her family ran a thriving bakery in town.
They accumulated enough wealth to build an understated shingled house on Rock Rimmon road.
Sandy didn’t have much to do as a child except tend to the horses on the family’s property and play with Gretchen – her German shepherd.
Birthdays were always significant with silk dresses, multi-tiered cakes, and the ever-present Gretchen.
Life was near perfect for little Sandy as her parents had quite enough to make sure she never wanted for anything.
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By the age of 22, Sandy had already married twice. The first was not long after high school, and the second was in 1960.
From this second marriage, she gave birth to a daughter named Suzan in 1961.
She loved her husband, but his frequent affairs and the subsequent violent fights led to divorce several years later.
At age 30, she married Jerry Herold, who remained with her until his last breath. Sandy, Suzan, and Jerry also settled in the Rock Rimmon house. Their new auto-body shop business would earn millions.