Posts Tagged ‘problem’


February 21, 2013


Watched the linked program on PBS last night. I think we all know crows are intelligent but “riddle me this”:

Nuts are hard to crack so, again most of us know this, crows fly the nuts into the air and drop them but here comes the “kicker”: They wait until the traffic light turns red so the nuts or themselves will not get run over by the cars. Also based on the nut’s size and weight a specific altitude is selected that will crack the nut but not shatter it.

The following was not taught to the crow. He/she figured out the solution:

Problem: meat was in a cage reachable only by a long stick. Long stick was in second cage reachable by short stick. Short stick on string hanging from perch.

Crow’s solution: lift up string to get short stick, use short stick to get long stick out of second cage then use long stick to get food.

Lastly, it scratched E = mc² into the sand – just kidding.

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Older woman solves problem

September 18, 2011

After being married for 40 years, I took a careful look at my wife one day and said …… “Forty years ago we had a cheap house, a junk car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10-inch black and white TV, but I got to sleep every night with a hot 23-year-old girl.

Now … I have a $500,000.00 home, a $35,000.00 car, a nice big bed and a large screen TV, but I’m sleeping with a 63-year-old woman. It seems to me that you’re not holding up your side of things.”

My wife is a very reasonable woman. She told me to go out and find a hot 23-year-old girl and she would make sure that I would once again be living in a cheap house, driving a junk car, sleeping on a sofa bed and watching a 10-inch black and white TV.

Aren’t older women great? They really know how to solve an old guy’s problems.

Thanks to Sharon K for the above – watch your step Joe

Rats!…another one

April 6, 2011

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