Friday, August 7, 2009

Chickens and Turkeys Remain Stupid and Tasty

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One of Aesop's fables may have been based on fact, scientists report.

In the tale, written more than 2,000 years ago, a crow uses stones to raise the water level in a pitcher so it can reach the liquid to quench its thirst.

Now a study published in Current Biology reveals that rooks, a relative of crows, do just the same when presented with a similar situation.

6 comments:

tigris said...

Wild turkeys are actually quite intelligent, which was one of the reasons Ben Franklin thought they should be the national bird of the US. They may still be tasty, though.

fish said...

I like wild turkeys on crushed ice with a spoonful of sugar and a handful of mint leaves.

funju will have if you drink it.

mikey said...

My sister lives in an oak forest in north marin populated by wild turkets. Big ugly fuckers. But they exist on a diet of acorns and they have no fear so you can pop one of the young'ns with a crossbow and he roasts up about thirteen times more delish than anything you can get in plastic wrap.

That's how me and my prosee rolls

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That leaves the chickens with no defenders.

Maybe we should check with Thers...

No help here.

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Substance McGravitas said...

Wild turkeys are actually quite intelligent

This would explain their recent use of rayguns.

mikey said...

Ah hell.

I'm never picking up a crossbow again.

Promise...