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The World's Brainiest Beasts

By Vadim Newquist Sep 24, 2013

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Whales

Whales have developed one of the most complex communication systems, one which employs a myriad of sounds to coordinate activities amongst their social groups. It's a code that researchers still have yet to really crack and the more research that's done, the more we realize just how expansive it is. They are also excellent problem solvers, and are believed to possess an impressive emotional intelligence as well.

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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