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7 Animals Smarter Than Humans | Care2 Healthy Living

7 Animals Smarter Than Humans | Care2 Healthy Living

Bodies that work with the Earth’s magnetic field to determine location. Female-only societies. Telling whether you’re a friend or a jerk there to make trouble with just one whiff. Homes so efficient they keep one steady temperature all the time. No, we’re not talking about new X-Men or other comic book characters, we’re talking about animals with skills we can only dream of. These seven animals are way smarter than us — just another reason to pay some respect when we encounter them in the wild. 1. Homing Pigeons While most humans need several types of maps and a compass to find their way home after a long journey, the homing pigeon can return from extremely long distances (more than 1,100 miles) without any guidance. Well, as a matter of fact, they do have some help: According to research by the University of Frankfurt , these pigeons have iron-containing structures in the...

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