Zombie Zen

booksandcatslover:

byemitch:

this bird is smarter than I am

I can’t believe it. Does this amazing creature know fluid properties??
This comes directely from Asgard, I am sure. Odin is still searching for him.

Birds are amazingly smart creatures — crows in particular. There’s a fascinating TED talk by Joshua Klein given back in 2008 where he shows many examples of crows using tools without prior learning. That’s right: crows don’t just repeat things they’ve seen, they have an ability to reason and understand their environment. Klein presents some anecdotes of other learned behaviors, but the most fascinating thing is that crows adapt to us. They use cars and traffic patterns to crack nuts and get food.

And they teach each other.

It’s an eye-opening video. Nature is awesome.