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Reddit User Befriends Crows Who In Turn Help By Getting Back At Bully Neighbors

Let's talk about crows for a moment. Most people don't tend to like birds that much, and some people even think of them as bad omens. However, crows, ravens, magpies, the whole Corvus genus are extremely intelligent animals and because of that intelligence, they can be extremely vindictive and hold a grudge for a long time. 

Not only is it a bad idea to make an enemy with one of those birds, but there have been stories of those who treat them kindly and have been rewarded in return. Crows are incredible birds and we definitely don't want them as our enemies! If these stories have thought us anything, it seems beneficial to help out the crows because maybe, just maybe, they'll surprise you in a way you wouldn't expect. Truth be told, this kindness and request should of course be given to all animals, and just showing you there may be consequences to those who aren't as kind. 

One Reddit user, u/tempthethrowaway, has shared an amazing story of how befriending crows helped them deal with some unpleasant bully neighbors. Seems like it pays off to have some feathered friends in high places! 

crows get back at bully neighbors - thumbnail of story "Our building has a decent sized crow population. I've always liked them, so I decided to make friends. Spent some time doing research on them and their diets and went out and got some snacks that would be nutritious for them. Every couple of days I'd chop up some fruits and veggies and grains and take them out to their favorite tree in a little tupperware box. I'd pick it up later and it would be empty. It got to the point where they'd know
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We love Sandra the Orangutan. Some of you may recall that a while ago, Sandra was imprisoned at an inhumane zoo for 25 years, isolated from other orangutans. In 2014,  a court ruled Sandra to be a "non-human person," meaning she is entitled to some legal rights enjoyed by humans. 

Today, Sandra has been granted "personhood" and is living at the Center for Great Apes, an Ape sanctuary. There, she lives along 21 other rescued orangutans! 

Sandra's story is a sad one but we can't help but admire her strength and her obvious intelligence. In a viral video, from last year, you can see Sandra diligently washing her hands, after seeing her caretakers doing so. And now, another video is going viral, one showing her cleaning her enclosure and her hands, again after observing the caretakers doing the same. 

You are amazing Sandra, and we'll never stop admiring you! 

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'I Can Has Cheezburger' Users Reveal The Smartest Things Their Pets Had Done

Pets can be freakishly smart, to the point that makes you stop and think, "were you a human in a past life?" Other pets... maybe not so much. Some cats can even open up closed doors by jumping up and pressing down the door handle! 

Or how about those cats who can actually take care of their business in a toilet and flush afterward? Crazy! We've heard stories of cats and dogs who have saved lives before, and now it's time to hear stories from our lovely users! 

What's the smartest thing you've ever seen YOUR pet do? Share your stories in the comments and don't forget to follow I Can Has Cheezburger on Facebook to join the next challenge! 

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Mini-Thread On Tumblr Makes People Fall In Love With Octopuses

Octopuses are seriously so intelligent! This mini-thread will have you agreeing, and smiling at just how smart they really are!

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"I just love to come to the terrarium and watch people, don't you?" "Yup." "Hey, look at the little fellow hamming it up. They say they're quite intelligent you know.

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