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crows are wicked fucking intelligent

>> Monday, September 1, 2008



"university of Washington scientists have shown that crows recognize individual human faces, and hold grudges against people who have been mean to them in the past." article on that study is here.

but there is WAY more...

crows use cars to open nuts. they open (and close!) water faucets. they play games. they may even be as intelligent as the great apes.

this video is amazing! (warning: contains the word "synanthropic") joshua klein's ted talk on crow intelligence, including a crow vending machine:



art by jean kigel
earlier: larry birlliant's ted talk
even earlier: who's ted?

4 comments:

Rob Carr September 1, 2008 at 11:15 PM  

Do a search on Alex Pepperberg. Corvids and AGs are about equally smart, although the particular type of intelligence isn't exactly the same.

james gyre... September 1, 2008 at 11:49 PM  

thanks... i had heard about alex (didn't know he died...) but it was great to find some quotes... awesome stuff...


how did you find this post?

carlos September 2, 2008 at 8:24 PM  

dude, this blog is so fuckin tight.

james gyre... September 2, 2008 at 9:10 PM  

thanks, carlos... that means a lot.

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