I’ve got to admit, I didn’t see the solution.
Granted: I wasn’t aware of what the chimp had in his cage.
And according to the narrator, 10 minutes did pass before the ape figured it out. (I only gave myself about 5 seconds.)
But I did feel a little silly, and humbled, when the answer was revealed.
On the other hand, I was blown away by its simplicity and elegance.
Just one more reminder that when we look at the world around us in a creative way, there’s no problem we can’t solve.