when you’re starving and a friend offers you a piece of their food
I CAN’T I’M DONE I JUST CAN’T
NIGHTBLOGGING AT ITS FUCKING GREATEST.
I just fucking love all of you.
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what i am not:
- a girl
- a boy
what i am:
- unholy spawn of darkness and fear
- dreaded by all who encounter me
- kinda hungry
In Aesop’s fable about the crow and the pitcher, a thirsty bird finds a vessel of water, but when he tries to drink from it, he finds that the water level is too low. Not strong enough to knock over the pitcher, the bird drops pebbles into it—one at a time—until the water level rises enough for him to drink his fill.
Highlighting the value of ingenuity, the fable demonstrates that cognitive ability can often be more effective than brute force. It also characterizes crows as pretty resourceful problem solvers.
New research conducted by University of California, Santa Barbara’s Corina Logan and collaborators proves the birds’ intellectual prowess may be more fact than fiction. The findings appear in PLOS ONE.
“We showed that crows can discriminate between different volumes of water and that they can pass a modified test that so far only 7- to 10-year-old children have been able to complete successfully,” says Logan, who is lead author of the paper.
“We provide the strongest evidence so far that the birds attend to cause-and-effect relationships by choosing options that displace more water.”