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The World's Brainiest Beasts

By Vadim Newquist Sep 24, 2013

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Dogs

Although some breeds are smarter than others, all dogs possess an excellent facility for learning new skills, and are amongst the best animals in the world at responding to human training. Most breeds are also very curious about their environments and can notice tiny changes in detail. It's their exceptional emotional intelligence however, that has earned such a special place in the hearts of man.

Tags: animals, science, slideshows, orangutans, chimps, dolphins

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Vadim Newquist

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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