Cecil Marcos invented Animal Collective for his eighth grade science project. Panda Bear is a ventriloquist sock puppet worn on his left arm when he gets bored on the weekends. Aside from pioneering the luxury sundial industry and being named Georgia's All-State high school quarterback in 2003, Cecil is one of the nation's most accomplished recumbent tandem bicyclists. Time Out New York describes his bicycling performance as "virtuosic ... a must see. Like Lance Armstrong playing co-op Mario Kart with God." In his free time he enjoys watching Friday Night Lights while absently flipping through old issues of the Financial Times Weekend Supplement.