Skills

Best animal mind controllers

Posted on Apr 27, 2013 in Mind and senses, Skills

Best animal mind controllers

Nature can be cruel. In the wild world, creatures become slaves to all sorts of menacing mind-manipulators. Parasites, wasps and even trees are master hypnotists, though their motives are murkier than you'd ever believe.

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Best animal artists

Posted on Apr 26, 2013 in Skills

Best animal artists

Yes, even animals are getting in on the expressive act now - plop a brush in their mouths, or paint on their paws, and this lot will be happy to show you their visual thoughts on the world.

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Best animal super powers

Posted on Apr 24, 2013 in Skills

Best animal super powers

Sharpshooters, red hot glue guns, unbreakable spines and even the ability to turn back time - if you need help, it may be quicker for you to get these guys on side than wait for Clark Kent to show up.

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Best animals at maths

Posted on Apr 23, 2013 in Mind and senses, Skills

Best animals at maths

We're not the only who can count. Primates have proven to be articulate with numbers and birds can process quantities without a second thought - and this is all before we've mentioned those phenomenally smart number crunching dolphins.

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Best animal liars and con artists

Posted on Apr 23, 2013 in Behaviour, Skills

Best animal liars and con artists

You may think animals lack the intelligence or the motive to lie but you'd be wrong! Prepare to be surprised by the tricks and cons this bunch of creatures commit on a regular basis. Some are greedy, some fake bravado, and some just plain like stealing things.

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Best animal dancers

Posted on Apr 23, 2013 in Skills

Best animal dancers

Dancing isn't just limited to the nightclub or the dodgy disco - animals like strutting their stuff too. In the wild, a good dancer often gets the girl - while some use their fancy footwork to communicate, or even hypnotise their enemies. These beasties like to boogie - and they boogie well!

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Best animal inspired inventions

Posted on Apr 21, 2013 in Skills, Us and them

Best animal inspired inventions

Inventions have been and continue to be influenced massively by the marvels of evolution - we're building houses like snail shells to keep cool, plucking needle designs from the porcupine, and even giving trains bird-like nose jobs to make them quieter.

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