How to do the Pray dance, with Take That
- Cross your left foot behind your right, step with your right foot to the right (uncrossing your feet) and step your left foot to the left.
- Spin 360 degrees to your right; face front again.
- Raise your right hand in a wide arc above your head and bring it down to your hip.
- With your hands on your hips, turn your right elbow out front, then back.
- Face your right; with your left hand on your hip, raise your right hand, keeping your shoulder and upper arm perpendicular to the floor. Do two pelvic thrusts (I mean come on that’s what it is.)
- Kick your right leg out to the side, turn back to the front and do whatever it is they’re doing with their hands there, I’ve lost the ability to describe that motion.
- Turn 180 degrees to face backwards with big giant skipping steps, you know, like in the gif. This is why we have visuals, people. Do that swishy arc thing with your right arm like you did in step 3 and turn to your right.
- Drop onto your left knee, extend your right arm and leg and do that weird flicky thing with your left wrist. Honestly I’ve gone insane, I’m not describing this accurately anymore.
- On both knees, place both hands in a “praying” gesture over your head, then lean down. Place your hands on either side of your head as if you were crazy like I clearly am and flick your head all sassy-like to your left, then your right.
- Put your hands back in the praying motion and repeat the first half of step 9, this time raising your left leg, then push yourself up to stand facing forward.
And because Tumblr only lets me do 10 gifs at a time:
11. Cross your legs and spin with both arms extended and at a 45ish degree angle to the floor.
12. Get all drama-queen with both hands in front of your face and do that down and up thing there. Look this gifset seemed like a good idea at the time and then I got bored, I might have ADD, but for real, I can do these moves now, from learning them one at a time through the magic of gifs.
Washoe was a chimp who was taught sign language.
One of Washoe’s caretakers was pregnant and missed work for many weeks after she miscarried. Roger Fouts recounts the following situation:
"People who should be there for her and aren’t are often given the cold shoulder—her way of informing them that she’s miffed at them. Washoe greeted Kat [the caretaker] in just this way when she finally returned to work with the chimps. Kat made her apologies to Washoe, then decided to tell her the truth, signing "MY BABY DIED." Washoe stared at her, then looked down. She finally peered into Kat’s eyes again and carefully signed "CRY", touching her cheek and drawing her finger down the path a tear would make on a human (Chimpanzees don’t shed tears). Kat later remarked that one sign told her more about Washoe and her mental capabilities than all her longer, grammatically perfect sentences." 
more about Washoe:
after the death of her children, researchers were determined to have Washoe raise a baby and brought in a ten month chimpanzee named Loulis. one of the caretakers went to Washoe’s enclosure and signed “i have a baby for you.” Washoe became incredibly excited, yelling and swaying from side to side, signing “baby” over and over again. then she signed “my baby.”
the caretaker came back with Loulis, and Washoe’s excitement disappeared entirely. she refused to pick Loulis up, instead signing “baby” apathetically; it was clear that the baby she thought she was getting was going to be Sequoyah. eventually Washoe did approach Loulis, and by the next day the two had bonded and from then on she was utterly devoted to him.
*information shamelessly paraphrased from When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Masson.
Even more interestingly, after Washoe and Loulis bonded, she started teaching him American Sign Language the same way that human parents teach their children language. It only took Loulis eight days to learn his first sign from Washoe, and aside from the seven that his human handlers learned around him, he learned to speak in ASL just as fluently as Washoe and was able to communicate with humans in the same way she could.
now if y’all don’t think this is the tightest shit you can get outta my face