Why you can't have more than 150 friends.

The ultimate brain teaser

Gittin’ Jiggy wid it.
Relative to their body size, monkeys, apes and humans have unusually big brains. It has been suggested that this reflects the complexity of their social lives. This hypothesis is gaining support thanks to ground-breaking research by a University of Liverpool scientist, whose methods have been taken up by primate researchers around the world. These same methods could soon shed light on the story of human evolution.
So how many monkeys would it take before you stopped caring?
That’s not a rhetorical question. We actually know the number.

 
The Monkeysphere is the group of people who each of us, using our monkeyish brains, are able to conceptualize as people. If the monkey scientists are monkey right, it’s physically impossible for this to be a number much larger than 150.

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