We are All Familiar with:
A Heard of Cows
A Flock of Chickens
A School of Fish
A Gaggle of Geese
However, less likely known are:
A Pride of Lions
A Murder of Crows
(as well as their cousins, the Rooks and Ravens)
The Exaltation of Doves
And Presumably because they look so wise:
A Parliament of Owls.
Now consider a group of Baboons.
Baboons are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates.
And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?
Believe it or not... A Congress!
(Note: I hadn't heard that before, so I looked it up. It is correct)
A CONGRESS OF BABOONS!
That pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington !
You just can't make this stuff up.