Today I learned about the symbiotic relationship of wolves and ravens. Ravens will lead wolves to prey so that they can take a portion of the leftovers, play games of tail chasing with each other, and develop individual friendships. stemjobs.com/wolves-and-r…
Today I learned about Raven the Chimpanzee, she became the 22nd most successful money manager on Wall Street after choosing her stocks by throwing darts at a list of 133 internet companies. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Members of the crow family (crows, Jays, Ravens, etc) can conceive of 'fair' and 'unfair' treatment and can hold grudges against specific humans for years at a time. They also hold funerals for their dead. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The β€œMO” in β€œBaltimore” is written in gold in memory of 14 year old Raven’s fan Mo Gaba espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2…
The Baltimore Ravens (NFL) and their mascot are named for the Edgar Allan Poe poem of the same name. baltimoreravens.com/team/…
Today I learned about Huginn and Muninn (Old Norse for "thought" and "mind"), a pair of ravens that fly all over the world and bring information to the god Odin. The birds would depart at dawn and return at dinner-time to sit on Odin's shoulders and inform him of events on Midgard (Earth). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hug…
Common ravens have been observed calling wolves to the site of dead animals. The wolves open the carcass, leaving the scraps more accessible to the birds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Ravens are extremely intelligent birds that can be taught how to copy the human speech a bit. youtube.com/watch?v=AfsnH…
Ravens can solve puzzles that require a flexible planning ability previously documented only in people and great apes. They learned to pass up a small food reward in favor of a tool they used to get a much better reward and barter with bottle caps, concepts a toddler would struggle to understand cbc.ca/news/canada/north/…
Fieldfare birds defend their young from ravens and other predators, by "dive-bombing" the predators with their poop. The poop glues the raven's feathers together. 2newthings.com/animals-th…
Ravens and wolves have formed a mutually beneficial relationship out in the wild. Ravens have been observed calling wolves to the site of dead animals so that the wolves will then open up the carcass and leave the scraps for the ravens once they're finished. stemjobs.com/wolves-and-r…
The name Bran (e.g. Bran Stark from GoT) means "Raven" in Welsh. "Ravens were revered in the Celtic world as they were thought to be messengers between the mortal world and the world of the spirits or Otherworld." celtsandmyths.mzzhost.com…
Today I learned about Raven Wilkinson, the first African-American ballet dancer of a major ballet company. In 1957, Raven was once barred from staying with her troupe when an Atlanta hotel owner asked her outright if she was black. Raven quit dancing for a time, only to return to a 27 year career at NYC Opera. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rav…
A theme park in France employ ravens to clear the park off cigarette butts in return for a reward (bird food). bbc.com/news/world-europe…
Crows and ravens can mimic human languages youtube.com/watch?v=AfsnH…
There's a legend that if the ravens of the Tower of London ever fly away, England will fall. Therefore, the wings of the ravens are clipped, so that they can't fly very far. Nevertheless, some still escape. historic-uk.com/HistoryMa…
Kyle Massey of "That's So Raven" and "Corey in the House" fame was accused of sending sexually explicit materials, including a photo of his penis, to a 13-year old in 2019. people.com/crime/kyle-mas…
Because of an old superstition, several ravens are kept at the Tower of London at all times. These ravens are enlisted soldiers of the Kingdom, and have occasionally been dismissed for bad conduct. While wild ravens live for 10-15 years, Tower ravens can live past 40 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rav…
The London Tower uses ravens to β€œprevent disaster” and that these birds are technically military members and can be dishonorably discharged! historic-uk.com/HistoryMa…
In 2005 in Hamburg, Germany about 1000 toads exploded. The phenomenon kept scientists busy for weeks until they found out that ravens had removed the liver from the toads during mating so that there was no resistance left when they inflated and they exploded. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Ravens can recognize the faces of people who have treated them unfairly and tend to avoid those people for at least a month time.com/4810808/ravens-b…
Today I learned about the Ravens of the Tower of London - initially believed to protect The Crown & Tower. At least 6 captive ravens must be kept all the times and it was broadly based on the old superstition that "if the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall & Britain with it." historic-uk.com/HistoryMa…
Ravens can speak better than parrots, enjoy playing in the snow, make their own toys, and do weird things with ants mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Wolf packs might exist because ravens eat so much of their meat. When one wolf kills a moose, 47% is lost to the birds while a pack of six loses only 17%. β€œThe team witnessed a single wolf killing a moose 11 times, which weakened the notion that wolves hunt in packs because of difficulty.” gi.alaska.edu/alaska-scie…
Ravens, Bees, Ants and Humans are the only animals capable of linguistic displacement- the ability to communicate about objects or events that are distant in space or time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
There is in fact a Minor Football League and that most teams are named after NFL brands, but just in different locations. i.e Florida Bills, California Titans, Alabama Ravens mflishere.com/
Today I learned about Jimmy the raven, a movie star that appeared in more than 1000 films from the 1930s through the 1950s. He recognised several hundred words, could do many tricks (such tipying and riding a tiny motorcycle) and at one point he was even awarded a Red Cross gold medal for entertaining veterans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
A psycopomp is a being that strictly guides the souls of the dead to the afterlife. They can take the form of various animals such as horses, deer, ravens and owls. Some examples of psycopomps include the Egyptian god Anubis, the Norse valkyries, Irish banshees and even the Grim Reaper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psy…
A Hawk named Timber is trained to keep seagulls, crows and ravens away from tourist at a San Diego hotel. sandiegouniontribune.com/…
Ravens have been observed calling wolves to the site of dead animals so that they will open the carcass and leave the scraps more accessible to them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker is a trained opera singer who can sing opera in seven different languages. youtube.com/watch?v=uQB45…
Michael Oher, who was portraited in the movie "The Blind Side", after get drafted by the Ravens, proceed to win the Super Bowl in 2013, then get a concussion in a game in 2016, remained in NFL concussion protocol for a year, later getting released in 2017 for "failed physical". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
There's a full-time position at the Tower of London called the "Ravenmaster" that is the caretaker for the flocks of Ravens that inhabit the grounds there historic-uk.com/CultureUK…
The most Edgar Allen Poe was paid for a single work was $100 for his story 'The Gold Bug'. He earned $9 for his most famous poem 'The Raven' which made him a celebrity. He lamented, "I have made no money. I am as poor now as ever I was in my lifeβ€”except in hope, which is by no means bankable" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Edgar Allen Poe's famous poem "The Raven" was almost known as "The Parrot" themillions.com/2017/05/m…
Tippi Hedren was traumatized while filming Hitchcock’s The Birds. He told her mechanical birds were to be used during the famous bedroom scene. Instead she endured 5 days of prop men flinging dozens of live gulls, ravens and crows at her. One of the birds gouged her cheek and just missed her eye en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tip…
The name "BrΓ’n" in Welsh is usually translated as crow or raven, and there was a mythological king of Britain in Welsh mythology called BrΓ’n the Blessed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br%…
When he was a teenager, John Belushi was in a band called The Ravens and they recorded one single before they broke up. youtube.com/watch?v=vJgFn…
There is no consistent distinction between Crows and Ravens en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rav…
The name of a flock of ravens is "an unkindness of ravens" or a "Conspiracy of ravens". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
I learned that ravens have a significant presence in the mythology and lore of numerous cultures. They are often seen as omens of death, magic, trickery, war, and prophecy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cul…
Ravens lead Wolves to prey sometimes, and because of this the wolves will tolerate them as dining partners youtube.com/watch?v=tK0Qu…
Ravens in captivity can be taught to mimic human speech mentalfloss.com/article/5…
A school in Bromley, England, once held a rock concert featuring some of their young pupils: A band called "The Little Ravens" with 12-year-old Peter Frampton on guitar, and "George And The Dragons" with lead singer David Bowie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
The actress who voices 'Bubbles' from 'The Powerpuff Girls' also plays Timmy Turner/Poof, Ben 10, Raven, Princess Clara/Toot, Dil Pickles, Truffles, plus many more video game characters including Rikku from FFX and Harley Quinn from Batman: Arkham City. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
The youngest artist ever signed to a record label is Raven-SymonΓ© who was signed to MCA records at the age 5. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
No less than 6 ravens are kept at the Tower of London to protect the kingdom hrp.org.uk/tower-of-londo…
The Tower Of London's ravens are enlisted as soldiers of the Kingdom. As in the case with soldiers, the ravens can be dismissed for unsatisfactory conduct. Raven George (Enlisted 1977-1986) lost his appointment to the Crown, and was retired to Wales for attacking and destroying TV aerials. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rav…
A collective of ravens is called an unkindness. mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
The Pied Raven was a white color variation of ravens, it was a popular taxidermy specimen and consequently went extinct mid-20th century en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…

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