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Called “feathered apes” for their simianlike smarts, crows use tools, understand physics, and recognize themselves and humans. But new research suggests that the brainy birds may be even smarter than was previously thought. Given a complex problem and an assortment of tools, New Caledonian crows came up with a creative solution that hints at higher-order thinking. (See link.)

New research suggests that the brainy birds may be even smarter than was previously thought. Given a complex problem and an assortment of tools, New Caledonian crows came up with a creative solution that hints at higher-order thinking. (See link.

Before teaching at a French school for girls, Emilie Sagee had taught  at 18 different schools and had been fired from each one because of the strange events that seemed to follow her.      Emilie Sagee had the incredible power of being seen at two places at once. Students would often report seeing her in class with other students claiming they had seen her walking down the hall at the same time. On one occasion, as she taught with her back to her students, her doppelganger appeared beside…

Before teaching at a French school for girls, Emilie Sagee had taught at 18 different schools and had been fired from each o.

Male anti-masturbation device, 1880-1920

Used in Victorian Mental Asylums in the and century to prevent masturbation. (no wonder they were crazy)

The Tarim mummies are a series of mummies discovered in the Tarim Basin in present-day Xinjiang, China, which date from 1800 BC to AD 200. The most remarkable features of these mummies, given the general location of these graves, are the Caucasoid physical type feature the corpses exhibit. The mummies, particularly the early ones, are associated with the presence of the Indo-European Tocharian languages in the Tarim Basin.

The Mummies of Tarim Basin - Xinjiang Province of China,A Tarim Basin mummy photographed by Aurel Stein circa 1910

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Saw many crows on my recent visit to Amsterdam: "The crow is a spirit animal associated with life mysteries and magic. The power of this bird as totem and spirit guide is provide insight and means of supporting intentions.

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Corvid identification note: Here's a good example of a crow's beak. (They're shorter, thinner, and much less curved/hooked than a raven's.

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A mallard duck loses his balance on the ice and is sent sliding across the surface of a frozen pond in Dortmund, Germany Picture: UDO SCHLOTTMANN / CATERS NEWS (via Pictures of the day: 28 November 2012 - Telegraph)

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Corvid is the bird family that includes crows, ravens, magpies and jays. They are incredibly smart birds, and very sociable. Corvids have proven that they are capable of conscious problem-solving and making and using tools to achieve their goals.

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