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21 Mind-Blowing Superpowers in the Animal Kingdom

6. The Lyrebird

Parrots and budgies can mimic human speech, which can be especially hilarious if they happen to overhear profanity. But as far as audio mimicry goes, no animal can compete with the lyrebird. Sporting by far the most developed vocal chords of any bird, the lyrebird can play back the sounds of its environment, be it car alarms, symphonies, or chainsaws. Check out this video of a lyrebird imitating the very camera that's filming it! Imagine how useful this superpower would be in real life! "Hey Mom, didn't you say you'd buy me a cake if I nailed this exam? Hold on, just let me play back the quote directly..."

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Becky Ferreira

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