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See video Meet the Super Cow

These gigantic cows resemble bovine body-builders. See how breeders have achieved such amazing results.

4:45 16983 5.30
See video Metamorphosis - Life Cycle of a Butterfly Time-lapse

Watch the transition from caterpillar (larva) to pupa (chrysalis) to butterfly.

2:39 228 5.13
See video Sequential tool use by New Caledonian crows

This Oxford University experiment shows that New Caledonian crows are even more intelligent than previously thought. In the video a crow is shown using three tools in the right sequence to achieve an objective, without prior training.

1:01 102 4.95
See video Water-Holding Frog

To survive the Northern Australian draughts this frog fills itself up with water and can stay in its underground tomb without food and water for more than two years.

2:00 151 4.92
See video Coconut shelter: evidence of tool use by octopuses

Octopuses are probably the most intelligent of all invertebrates. This video shows an octopus using a coconut as a tool by taking it along for use as shelter and protection against predators.

1:24 128 4.92
See video The Deadly, Venomous Stone Fish

The venomous stonefish are dangerous and can be fatal to humans. Stonefish can be difficult to spot because they camouflage extremely well with their surroundings, so one needs to be careful not to accidentally step on their needle-like spines.

4:18 241 4.91
See video MythBusters' Adam Savage - Dodos, Maltese Falcons, and the Art of Obsession (FORA.tv)

MythBusters co-host Adam Savage is fascinated by objects and the stories they tell. In this presentation he talks openly about his obsessions and the joys of creation.

16:53 132 4.91
See video Intelligent crow bends wire to get food out of jar

A crow bends a metal wire to create a hook which can scoop food out of a jar.

0:40 79 4.88
See video Fire ants: stopping the invasion with flies

James Williams explains an interesting method for stopping the invasion of fire ants through one of their nastiest enemies: parasitoid flies, which literally get into their heads. 

5:48 134 4.83
See video Bonobos that write, start fires and play Pac-Man (TEDTalks)

Bonobos can walk upright, understand spoken language, write and develop stone tools. Savage-Rumbaugh's work with bonobos forces us to rethink how much of what a species can do is determined by biology and how much by cultural exposure.

19:25 68 4.76
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