You know how when you go sledding or tubing or skiing or snowboarding, you make it all the way down the hill, feel the desire to do it again and dread having to get back up to the top?
Crows don’t have that problem — they simply fly right back to the top and start again. Wait, we seem to have skipped a part here. Crows go tubing? Apparently so. Watch:
This isn’t a rarity — crows are wicked smart birds. In fact, a study published in the June Proceedings of the Royal Society B suggests that crows not only remember human faces after feeling threatened by them, but they will then proceed to carry out retribution. Once a crow feels the need for retribution, they’ll call their crow posse over to help, and then those crows remember that human’s face. Like bird social media, every crow is in on the plan for revenge. Talk about angry birds.
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And then there’s this, from PBS in 2010: “Although cultures around the world may regard the crow as a scavenger, bad omen, or simply a nuisance, this bad reputation might overshadow what could be regarded as the crow’s most striking characteristic – its intelligence. New research indicates that crows are among the brightest animals in the world. NATURE’s A Murder of Crows brings you these so-called feathered apes, as you have never seen them before.” Watch it when you get a chance.