The amazing problem-solving skills of crows — measured by science!
Here, one of these smarty-pants birds is being put to the ultimate test: get a basket of food out of an upright cylinder with a single straight wire. And get it she does, in a feat of intuitive problem solving.
Want to know why crows are so smart? Check out this talk from TEDxRainier by bird researcher John Marzluff, on the wildly fascinating intricacies of the bird brain. (Take that one out of your insult bucket.)
P.S. Do not skip 14:38, when you get to hear a crow speak English.
This is one of the many reasons I love crows and ravens. They are epic, and if they ever take over the world, I want to be on their good side.