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The World's Brainiest Beasts

By Vadim Newquist Sep 24, 2013

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Elephants

Elephants possess one of the most highly evolved brains in the animal kingdom and are considered exceptionally smart by non-human standards. Scientists believe they are capable of complex thought processes like empathy, and their complex social systems often display similarities to ours.

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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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