"I do not need someone to complete me
but if you wanted to
we could walk next to each other
into whatever is coming next."
A CROW TRIED TO GO IN OUR CLASSROOM AND HE HAD A PEN
You’ve all just like, completely skipped over the possibility that this crow has seen people using pens in this room, found one, and is trying to return it. There’s been videos of crows picking up sweet wrappers and stuff and placing them in bins after seeing humans put their litter in bins. I really do believe that this crow is trying to return the pen and that is ADORABLE AS HELL.
Another cool crow deal: Once, when trying to assess if crows could reason and use tools, scientists had two crows who didn’t know each other each take a wire from a table (one was hooked, one was straight) and try to grab meat from a bottle with it. The crows could see each other, though they had separate bottles. Only the straight wire worked for this, so they hypothesized that if crows could reason, the second trial would have the two crows fighting over the straight wire. The second trial started and, to the surprise of the scientists, the two crows both went for the bent wire, one held it down and the other unbent it. They both got meat out of their bottles. They came to a peaceful solution without verbal communication. Crows are probably smarter than we are.
I love crows. Bird behavior in general interests me and corvids especially have shown really high levels of intelligence.
There’s a video on youtube somewhere where a thirsty little crow is at an amusement park, and he finds some humans with a water bottle. He starts pecking at the cap and at first the people didn’t catch on, but he kept persisting, trying to get at the cap.
It took a little bit for the humans to get it but they unscrewed the cap for him, and filled it with water and he drank from it.
The crow was so used to seeing people drinking out of these magical liquid containers and he knew exactly where it came out of and was able to communicate what exactly he wanted.
Planet of the Crows
Crows = the best birds.
i´ll take twenty thanks
I’m glad they’re my bird.
I once read a long article about how birds (specifically corvins) are ideal for studying what “alien intelligence” would be like because birds developed high level reasoning completely separate from mammalian intelligence. It’s an example of parallel, but separate development, yielding similar (if not better) outcomes.
(Source: sickpage, via suckingondemtitties)
get to know me meme: [1/5] favorite male characters
ron swanson (parks and recreation)
“It’s never too early to learn that the government is a greedy piglet that suckles on a taxpayer’s teat until they have sore, chapped nipples.”
(Source: emmswns, via carmlla)
Unlike Anything They Have Ever Seen Before (NYTimes)
Two species of deep-sea dwelling, mushroom-shaped organisms discovered off the coast of Southeast Australia defy all existing classifications of life, researchers from the University of Copenhagen say. The organisms, described in the journal PLOS One, are multicellular and nonsymmetrical, and live 400 to 1000 meters deep. They have been classified in an aptly named new genus, Dendrogramma enigmatica.
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
i think i can accurately say that i can crush a man’s head with my thighs
OH MAN I AM SO PUMPED TO WORK OUT RIGHT FUCKING NOW THIS IS AMAZING YEEEEEEEAAAAAH
GO DO IT LEG DAY YEAH!
Never forget leg day…
A Surprise Pride and Prejudice Engagement
(Note: This isn’t me)
See? This is a tailor-made proposal. Not some “big screen of basketball game nonsense. This person took into account his girlfriend’s pastimes and favourite things in the world, knew how close to the family she was and engineered the perfect engagement proposal, without a doubt managing to make sure this would please her (surely her mother and sisters would know).
This is how you do big gestures.
This is amazing! I need a man like this!