Aesop fable experiment

If you give a crow (well, really a rook) a worm in a tube of water, will the bird fill the tube with rocks to get the worm to rise to the top?

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Here's the MSNBC link:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32315934/ns/technology_and_science-science/

Now if we could just find that dog with the bone growling at his image in the water.
     Posted By: gdanea - Fri Aug 07, 2009
     Category: Animals





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The intelligence and problem solving skills of these birds is, and has been, well documented for, at least, an eon or three, how smart do you have to be to be able to do an experiment to prove what has already been proven?

Wait..... was there a government grant in there somewhere?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/07/09 at 03:23 AM
I went'a checking and found that Aesop is supposed to have been born around 620BC. That's a long time ago that some rube that had never been to Cambridge or Queen Mary University knew that crows (rooks, or whatever you want to call them) were pretty smart!

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The other day I was jumping up and down about how amazed some news people seemed to be that some kid could drive a car! Yesterday I heard one who thought Mexico and Canada were, in fact, part of the USofA! Tuesday(?) John Stewart had film on some congressman claiming that Lancelot was, according to Arthurian legend, a "dragon slayer" and using cartoon flash cards to make his point!

Just how f#[email protected]#[email protected] dumb do you have to be to get ahead now-a-days?
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Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/07/09 at 08:31 AM
the really smart people are working behind the scenes and making big money. they manke the dummies into front men and then run them.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/08/09 at 01:12 AM
so sociopaths either end up as serial killers or ceo's then.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/08/09 at 01:28 AM
peta comes right to mind.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/08/09 at 10:19 AM
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