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Sheep Can Recognize Barack Obama, And That May End Up Saving Human Lives

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Sheep are not as directionless and dumb as they seem.

As one of the earliest domesticated animals, sheep were raised for their fleece, meat, and milk. But now they might be able to help us with something else...

A new study published by Cambridge University showed that sheep have the ability to recognize human faces from photographs on computer screens.

They can also recognize the faces of their human owners without any form of training. This puts their facial recognition skills on par with humans.  

That's why when sheep were trained to recognize famous faces like Barack Obama and Emma Watson, they succeeded 80% of the time.

The sheep were able to recognize the Harry Potter actress 8 out of 10 times. PetaPixel

But this research wasn't just to prove that sheep are smarter than we thought, this study could better some people's lives...

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