The BBC has a new program called Super Smart Animals. In their first episode they showed Ayumu, a chimpanzee that can memorize the location of a random sequence of numbers in less time than it takes a human to blink: sixty milliseconds.

Unless you are a savant, you will not be able to do the same.

Ayumu was born in Kyoto University, Japan, where he has spent his life learning under the close supervision of scientists from the Ai Project, a research program dedicated to investigate chimpanzee intelligence.


The program, hosted by Liz Bonin, will be going through more than just chimps. It will cover specific individuals the world's most intelligent animals, from dogs to dolphins to orangutans to octopus to goldfish. [BBC]