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The World's Brainiest Beasts

By Vadim Newquist Sep 24, 2013

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Raccoons

These adorable creatures are stunningly resourceful and are one of the best animals out there at both adapting to and thriving off of changing human environments. They also know to make use of complex tools when problem solving, and display a genuine curiosity about the world around them.

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About the Author
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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