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6 Terrifying Ways Crows Are Way Smarter Than You Think

6 Terrifying Ways Crows Are Way Smarter Than You Think
Mankind has a long and checkered past with crows and ravens: They have been feared as symbols of death, because they're all black and scary, revered as creators of the world because, well, it was either them or the seagulls, and worshiped as trickster gods, because of their baffling intelligence. Intelligent enough, in fact, for us to start worrying ... #6. They Can Remember Your Face Next time you see a group of crows, look closely. OK, so the scientists weren't just playing out horror movie fantasies -- they were testing whether the crows could recognize human faces or not. In case you think they were just telling each other "get the guy with the mask," they weren't: The test was repeated with multiple people wearing multiple masks, and without fail, the crows left the masked men who hadn't messed with them alone, but went murder-crazy on the mask that had been worn while messing with them. "Wow. Oh, and also none of the scientists were ever seen again. #5. #4. One. Related:  BirdsAnimal IntelligenceThought-provoking Reads

Lazy spider monkey hitches rides on parrots What’s a monkey to do when he can’t face the 8m (26ft) climb to the top of a tree? Simple – just hitch a ride on a parrot friend. This squirrel monkey is enjoying the benefits of befriending the blue and gold macaw by hopping on its back for rides. The bone idle animal lives with a male and female parrot at a countryside hotel, and the trio have become inseparable. ‘Its favourite activity is to climb on the back of the parrot and ride it around,’ said photographer Alejandro Jaramillo, 23, who spotted the unlikely pals in San Agustin, Colombia. ‘Amazingly, the monkey never fell off. ‘Every once in a while the owners of the hotel have to throw water on the monkey to separate it from the parrots – it just loves to be with them.’

Donnie (dog) Donnie is a Doberman Pinscher dog who came to the attention of science due to his penchant for arranging his plush toys in geometric forms.[1] His owner rescued him from an animal shelter, and at first he was slow to learn, and very reluctant to interact socially with her.[2] He has appeared on the National Geographic Channel’s Dog Genius show.[1][3] On the show, he is shown arranging some of his 80 plush toys into evenly-spaced triangles and lines, and chooses to use, for example, only stuffed frogs or monkeys for a particular design.[4] He is shown creating his arrangements in his large yard in Maryland on remote video cameras without humans being present. He is even said to create social vignettes with the toys.[4][5] For example, the day after he first allowed his owner to put her arm around him, he placed a large bear with its arm around a smaller frog.[2][6] Dr. Pictures of Donnie and his compositions on University of Michigan website

5 Reasons You Hated School (That You Were Right About) 5The School System Was Designed Like A Factory (Over 100 Years Ago) American Historical Association No matter where you are in the Western world, you can bet that your education looked pretty much the same: 12 years of sitting in classes that focused almost entirely on memorizing facts. Sure, there have been a bunch of outstanding teachers who took a Dead Poet's Society-level of personal interest in their students, but for the most part, the education of our youth has been rather paint-by-numbers. You progress through a series of "grades" lasting one year each, and everybody gets about the same material. Digital Vision. The thing is that by the third grade or so, you probably knew why this is bullshit. It turns out that it was concocted nearly wholesale by a committee of ten guys way back in the early 1890s. joebelanger/iStock/Getty ImagesFrom here on out, go ahead and assume finger quotes every time the word "works" comes up. 4Standardized Testing Is A Relic Of The Cold War

Przyrodnicza Wilga Wszystkie zdjęcia prezentowane na tych stronach chronione są prawem autorskim. Ich kopiowanie, wykorzystywanie i publikowanie bez zgody autorów jest zabronione. 10 Most Intelligent Animals Erkan | On 20, May 2012 One of the most popular category in our blog is Most 10 Animals lists.So here is another interesting one. We humans don’t own the world alone. 10 – Octopus Octopus Octopus is one of the smartest creatures in the sea. 09 – Pigeon Pigeon I started to get interested more about pigeons after watching Marlon Brando classic ‘On the Waterfront’. 08 – Pigs Pigs Another interesting result for me is pig. 07 – Dog Dog And Cat Human’s best friend, very trainable, sociable to humans, can understand commands and obedience. 06 – Parrot Parrots Parrots are widely recognised as the smartest birds. 05 – Rats Rats Rat is a highly intelligent yet much-maligned animal in Western cultures. 04 – Sheep Sheep British scientists and researchers stated that sheep have an incredible kind of instinctive ability and intelligence beyond your imaginations. 03 – Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins are extremely social animals. 02 – Elephants Elephants The elephant brain is very heavy. Chimpanzee

Seven Sins of Our System of Forced Education By Peter Gray, Ph.D. / Sometimes I find, no matter how uncomfortable it makes me and others feel, I have to speak the truth. We can use all the euphemisms we want, but the literal truth is that schools, as they generally exist in the United States and other modern countries, are prisons. Now you might argue that schools as we know them are good, or necessary; but you can't argue that they are not prisons. Sometimes people use the word prison in a metaphorical sense to refer to any situation in which they must follow rules or do things that are unpleasant. Now here's another term that I think deserves to be said out loud: Forced education. The question worth debating is this: Is forced education--and the consequential imprisonment of children--a good thing or a bad thing? 1. In my system of values, and in that long endorsed by democratic thinkers, it is wrong to deny anyone liberty without just cause. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

New Gouldian finch population found in Kimberley THE RARE AND BEAUTIFUL Gouldian finch is hardly ever seen on the Dampier Peninsula in the western Kimberley, but indigenous rangers have now found a population of the birds breeding there. The Gouldian finch (Erythrura gouldiae) was once common in the savannah woodlands across northern Australia, but numbers have dwindled in the past 50 years. The 2500 or so remaining are mostly scattered in the eastern Kimberley around Wyndham, and in parts of the Northern Territory and northern Queensland. But the birds change their breeding and feeding spots from year to year, depending on conditions. Not a transient population Trevor Sampi an indigenous ranger with the Bardi Jawi people says that locals had reported seeing the brightly-coloured birds, but it wasn't until he went to do fieldwork in the bush that he saw them for himself. "The fact that they're breeding there means that the population isn't just a transient population," says Louise Beames, Environs Kimberley projects coordinator.

Thinking the Way Animals Do By Temple Grandin, Ph.D. Department of Animal Science Colorado State University Western Horseman, Nov. 1997, pp.140-145 (Updated January 2015) Temple Grandin is an assistant professor of animal science at Colorado State University. As a person with autism, it is easy for me to understand how animals think because my thinking processes are like an animal's. I have no language-based thoughts at all. Most people use a combination of both verbal and visual skills. A radio station person I talked to once said that she had no pictures at all in her mind. Associative Thinking A horse trainer once said to me, "Animals don't think, they just make associations." Animals also tend to make place-specific associations. Years ago a scientist named N. Fear Is the Main Emotion Fear is the main emotion in autism and it is also the main emotion in prey animals such as horses and cattle. Both animals and people with autism are also fearful of high-pitched noises. Fear-based behaviors are complex. References

23 Very Famous Quotes You Probably Have Wrong 1. “Ignorance is bliss” is actually “Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise” and it was said by Thomas Gray. 2. In the bible, “Money is the root of all evil” is actually “For the love of money is the root of all evil” in the King James Version and in the New International, it’s “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.” 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Other things Marilyn Monroe didn’t say: 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Want to get invited to exclusive private parties where you live? A very rare Gynandromorph Cardinal Reader Brian Peer sends us a photo of a “gynandromorph” cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis). A gynandromorph, as the name implies, is an animal that is part male and part female, with the sex-specific parts usually demarcated cleanly. Here’s Brian’s description of how he saw the bird: Your post this morning on Venus the Cat reminded me of a bilateral gynandromorph Northern Cardinal we found a couple years back in nearby Rock Island, IL. I’ve attached several photos of the bird. And some photos: This, by the way, is a very graphic demonstration of the differences between males and females, with the brighter color of the male almost certainly reflecting sexual selection (with bright colors presumably advantageous in males because they attract females, but disadvantageous in females because they attract predators). Now how does this happen? Note smaller wings (males are smaller), and presence of sex comb and dark abdominal pigmentation on the right side. Like this: Like Loading...

Self-awareness Self-awareness is the capacity for introspection and the ability to recognize oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals.[1] It is not to be confused with consciousness. While consciousness is being aware of one’s environment and body and lifestyle, self-awareness is the recognition of that consciousness.[2] Neurobiological basis[edit] There are questions regarding what part of the brain allows us to be self-aware and how we are biologically programmed to be self- aware. Animals[edit] Studies have been done mainly on primates to test if self-awareness is present. The ‘Red Spot Technique’ created and experimented by Gordon Gallup[6] studies self-awareness in animals (primates). Researchers used the Mark test or Mirror test [12] to study the magpie’s self awareness. A few slight occurrences of behavior towards the magpie's own body happened in the trial with the black mark and the mirror. Psychology[edit] Developmental stages[edit] Level 0: Confusion. [edit]

Bisexual VS Pansexual We all know there’s a lot of words for queer identity. As someone who has been out as about half of them for varying lengths of time (look, I question myself a lot), I know that there’s no real succinct explanation for a lot of them. There’s no question I get asked quite as often as “what’s the difference between bi and pan?” It’s not just confused outsiders asking it- it’s people questioning themselves, people who identify as one of the two and, well, everyone. First of all, we need to work something out. BISEXUAL has a thousand different definitions. A lot of people assume that what that means is that bisexuals either don’t know non-binary people exist or aren’t attracted to non-binary people… or even trans people at all! As a bi non-binary person, I promise you that isn’t the case. While some people might use bi to mean they only like girls and boys, that isn’t a universal definition. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t mean “gender-blind” or "hearts, not parts". No!