Mark Rober — the guy behind the gaping-hole-in-torso costume — recently came up with a way to get up close and personal with gorillas at his local zoo in order to record them with his iPhone. It turns out that apes can’t resist looking at themselves in mirrors, so Rober drilled a hole in a mirror and pointed his iPhone’s camera through it. He was then able to snag some awesome footage that most visitors would never be able to capture. This trick may also work for other animals that are known to pass the mirror test of self-awareness, including dolphins, elephants, and certain birds.

(via Make)


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