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5 animals who would totally get straight A's.

5 animals who would totally get straight A's.

Posted 12 November 2012   by Anthony         Permalink | 6 Comments

Tags: school, monkeys, birds, pigs, dolphins

Whether you can't wait to show off your report card, or whether you'll be 'filing it' in the bin before mum and dad see it - find out which animals would be top of the class if they went to your school.

1. Japanese macaques. These monkeys would definitely snag the Home Economics prize, as they are known to wash sweet potatoes in river water before eating them. Not only that, they since learned that washing the taters in sea water infused them with a pleasant salty taste. MasterChef ... or MasterChimp?
2. Finches. Language class would be no problem for finches who "talk" to each other using proper grammar. A field study found that finches ignored remixed versions of their own songs, because the jumbled up versions made no sense to them. This suggests that humans aren't the only animals able to order sound logically. tbh, if it's super-early in the morning, I can barely order sounds logically myself. So, well done finches!
3. Ravens. Excellent problem-solvers, they would dominate at school. They have been known to use sticks to get insects out of logs and even drop walnuts in front of cars to crack them open. Check out how smart they are in this amazing test.


That awkward moment when ravens solve a problem quicker then you would have.

4. Pigs. They're naturally curious (so the teachers would like 'em), and they don't sweat (so the other kids would sit next to 'em). That's right - pigs don't sweat at all. That's why they wallow in mud - to keep themselves cool. (ADDED BONUS: unlike dogs and humans, pigs will stop eating when they're full, so they wouldn't eat all your chips if you shared at lunch-time.)
5. Dolphins. Have you ever been cramming for a test or pulling an all-nighter to get that project done - only to give in to the temptation of sleep? Dolphins don't need to worry about that, because they sleep with only half their brain! They can carry on their normal routines indefinitely, which means while you're snoozing ... they're studying.

So there you go, the five animals who would totally get straight A's if they went to your school. Good luck if you've got exams at the moment, or if you're coming up to end of year tests. Study hard, get through them ... then two months of party time!

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Kelsey1 MsDrago Kelsey1 MsDrago 14 November 2012
1
Wow, I wish I was a dolphin.
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for_the_animals for_the_animals 22 November 2012
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I had no idea Ravens were that smart!  dove
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Kelsey1 MsDrago Kelsey1 MsDrago 2 December 2012
3
Scratch that, a raven.
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kelvin kelvin 7 December 2012
4
Whales are unfathomably conscious beyond our everyday ideas of "intelligence"
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tristtan tristtan 8 December 2012
5
So does this mean that  the "dumb" ones deserve to be murdered? Why the emphasis on nonhuman animals who "ape" what humans consider intelligence? Is this the criteria you use to judge humans as well? This is an odd post for an organization believes in   non human animal rights.
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Pange84 Pange84 10 December 2012
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Calm down tristtan, I%u2019m sure it was meant in good humour and to highlight the very high level of intelligence of certain animals. It seems to tie in to the end of year exams that students around the country are/were sitting recently. No where above does it suggest 'killing all the dumb ones' what kind of a statement is that?!

Just like with humans, there are some animals that exhibit a higher level of intelligence than others, its a fact of life.
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