Smarty Pants: Crow Solves 8-Step Puzzle To Score Treat

February 13, 2014

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This is a video of a crow (a member of the Corvus genus, which includes ravens) solving a complex 8-step puzzle in order to grab himself a treat. Apparently members of the Corvus genus are particularly smart, which I already knew because of that Edgar Allen Poe poem where the guy is constantly asking that raven questions and it always answers. This crow is already familiar with the way all the individual puzzles work though, so it's not as crazy as I first thought. Because if he had just figured out on the fly that he needs to put three rocks into the plexiglass box to weigh the plate down enough for the stick to drop without having any experience with the puzzle before, well, that would make him smarter than me. And, honestly, he might still be. I spent ten minutes panicking in my own bathroom last night before realizing the door opens the other way.

Keep going for the video, it's worth a watch if you haven't seen it already.

Thanks to Hairkare, Brianna, luke and E V I L A R E S, who agree he should have tried knocking the box with the treat in it off the table first to see if that would do the trick. *CRASH* Solved in one step.

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