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7 Animals Smarter Than Humans

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2. Ants
Despite their size, the world’s many varieties of ants have amazing skills. One of the most impressive is the mycocepurus smithii from the Amazon, a super feminist species that has developed the ability to reproduce via cloning — dispensing with both sex and males — to evolve into an all-female breed.

According to research from the University of Arizona, it’s not clear when the change happened, but by reproducing without sex, the ants avoid the energetic cost of producing males and double the number of reproductive females produced each generation.

Unlike us humans, ants have also learned super efficient ways to organize their traffic. And 2006 research by the Berkeley University of California has established that the trap-jaw ant (odontomachus bauri) can close its mandibles at an incredible speed: The strike lasts 0.13 milliseconds, 2,300 times faster than the blink of an eye. This allows them to jump enormous heights for their size. But don’t take our word for it, check out the video:

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1:15PM PDT on Oct 18, 2014

Thank You ...

6:38PM PST on Jan 3, 2014

All animals are beautiful and intelligent. Thanks for the article.

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11:46PM PDT on Jul 24, 2013

Animals are Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

7:59AM PDT on Jun 6, 2013

Thanks for the article.

2:26AM PDT on Jun 6, 2013


6:13PM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

All precious on that list! A real shame that man has little respect and appreciation for all of these. Thanks

5:06PM PDT on May 29, 2013

Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

7:02AM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

8:43AM PST on Feb 7, 2013

thankyou i already knew that though,hahah

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Interesting. But I agree, need to look for updates.

My cat does that with a wall mirror. He is a handsome devil.


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