The other day I saw an online post that said, “The Difference Between Ravens and Cows.”
WHAT? If you can’t tell the difference between a raven
and a cow, you have more problems than not knowing the difference.
They’re hard to tell apart. Websites will tell you ravens have longer bristles atop their beaks. I assume you need to gather both kinds, pull out a tape measure, and hope they hold still for your analysis.
But ravens are also larger, the size of hawks. They travel in pairs, while crows prefer groups.
Both are smarter than any cat, and than most children. Their IQs are about that of a 7-year-old. They make tools, they play, they communicate, and they can deliberately deceive you. They can do abstract reasoning, problem-solving, and group decision-making. Hey, I know plenty of humans who can’t do that.
So next time you need to solve a problem or an equation, look outside and hope you see one of these feathered friends, and hope they take pity on you. Meanwhile, check out my Youtube Mom videos for other invaluable life hacks.