In an unscheduled break from Covid, here's a corvid ruining a cat's day.
Lee Calvert (46) of Dorset, England took in a days-old abandoned baby crow at the beginning of the pandemic last year. Now the bird is fully grown and this video reveals it to be the boss over Calvert and his dogs. Calvert says when he lets the crow outside it screams to come back in.… READ THE REST
You can befriend crows and, apparently, also train them to pick up trash by rewarding them with food. The Guardian: Six crows trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish will be put to work next week at a French historical theme park, according to its president. "The goal is not just to clear up,… READ THE REST
According to researcher Kaeli Swift of the University of Washington's Avian Conservation Laboratory, crows hold "funerals." When they see a corpse of their own kind they gather together and squawk loudly. To determine what they may be doing, Swift displayed a taxidermied dead crow to other crows. On some days though, she wore a creepy… READ THE REST
If you want to work, you need to know where people need talents like yours. That means if you've got a talent for writing in 2021, you should seriously consider launching yourself as a full-service copywriter. While you might think 2020 was a calamity for businesses, it was also a starting point for just as… READ THE REST
Historians say chess likely started in India all the way back in the 7th century. And while it's never really been absent over those hundreds of years since, it's certainly experienced waxes and wanes in its public acclaim over the centuries. Even among all those ebbs and flows of history, chess is having a bit… READ THE REST
When they asked staffers at culinary website, The Kitchn, to name the single most important food prep tool, those cooking experts shockingly did not fall in behind the ever trusty chef's knife. No, for their money, no kitchen is actually complete without a quality set of tongs. Versatility is why those foodies can't get by… READ THE REST