The plural of octopus is octopuses not octopi as it's derived from greek not Latin. As intelligent creatures they get upset at such things.
@purplepoppy But the plural of moose is still meese, right? :)
I've heard stories of crows putting shelled nuts on the road and wait for cars to run them over.
@IAMNathanael Oh cool. Yeah, they're buggers. They divebomb people in my city in certain neighbourhoods, for no good reason. But I've seen them in studies where you give them a broken twig from a tree, and a lock box, and they literally pick the lock.
Oh and squirrels are very industrious too.But they won't do anything for humans. They're just food-motivated.And raccoons. Same thing.I had a neighbour who had one. They wreak absolute havoc inside homes, up in the crawl space, ducts, etc.I doubt those two are as smart as the others I mentioned though.
True. And about the apes... everyone says they're the next most intelligent so it's kind of a cliché to say it. But not often do I hear any one explain it. I think it becomes super interesting when you look into it more. Have you ever heard of a gorilla by the name of Koko? If not, look her up on YouTube. Sadly, she died a few years ago.
@IAMNathanael Yep, I've heard of her.Personally, I have pretty much zero interest in apes, any of them in the bonobo, monkey, etc. family.I understand why biologists etc want to study them, but I don't like them to look at, and I really don't find it interesting at all that they are the most similar to us. Who cares? They're our closest 'relative', ok, but I like differences, not similarities. But that's just me. (I actually think it looks a little egocentric to focus on how things are like us. Boooring.)
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*Koko the Gorilla
I think apes are generally pretty amazing.