Saturday, May 2, 2009

Haja Peer Mohamed H

The Thirsty Crow | Moral Story With A Kind Of Problem Solving Intellegence

One hot day, a thirsty crow flew all over the fields looking for water. For a long time, she could not find any. She felt very weak, almost giving up hope. Suddenly, she saw a water jug below her. She flew straight down to see if there was any water inside. Yes, she could see some water inside the jug! The crow tried to push her head into the jug.

Sadly, she found that the neck of the jug was too narrow. Then she tried to push the jug down for the water to flow out. She found that the jug was too heavy.

The crow thought hard for a while. Then looking around her, she saw some pebbles. She suddenly had a good idea. She started picking up the pebbles one by one, dropping each into the jug.

As more and more pebbles filled the jug, the water level kept rising. Soon it was high enough for the crow to drink. Her plan had worked! If you try hard enough, you may soon find an answer to your problem.

And One More story where Crom uses its own tool to solve out a problem (watch the below You tube video to know what actually the crow does). 

Its amazing how the Crow bends the wire specifically to make a hook, the kind of problem solving intellegence that requires is a very complex proces.
In the Brevia section of the 9 August 2002 issue of Science, Weir et al. report a remarkable observation: The toolmaking behavior of New Caledonian crows.
In the experiments, a captive female crow, confronted with a task that required a curved tool (retrieving a food-containing bucket from a vertical pipe), spontaneously bent a piece of straight wire into a hooked shape -- and then repeated the behavior in nine out of ten subsequent trials.

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January 21, 2011 at 9:36 AM delete

Thanks for posting a concise version of the story!

rakesh rana
November 23, 2011 at 5:55 PM delete

who was the writer of story of Thirsty Crow