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The World's Brainiest Beasts


Baboons possess formidable cognitive abilities comparable to chimpanzees and orangutans, and they create extremely complex social systems which often mirror our own. In addition to this, studies show that baboons often know how to both identify stress and cope with it, as well as having capacity to think critically when in the midst of difficult situations.

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Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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