Parrots continue to stun and amaze humans with how good they are at mimicking human sounds. While it is highly debatable whether or not they really understand what they are saying, their ability to recognize and repeat patterns is still going to manage to impress even the most jaded viewers. Few people are going to be able to resist smiling when they see the performance that Einstein gives in this video.
Her handler manages to have the timing and the patience that one would need in order to do something like this, and the two of them make quite the inter-species comedic duo. While this content is much lighter than what people would normally find at the TED Talks conference, it manages to raise lots of questions about animal intelligence.