Mental Sorbet : 378/420

With humans, come crows. Around the planet, they’re found breeding within 5 kilometers of us. (Slim exceptions: the Arctic, and the tip of South America.) The more we try to discourage them from scavenging our stuff, they craftier they become. Crows grab bait off fishermen’s hooks. They crack nuts on busy streets (true story: they use the crosswalk for safety). Betty, pictured here, is using wire accidentally left behind by researchers to get food out of a tube. Joshua Klein trained crows to use a vending machine. If crows can do that, he asks, why not clean up a post-game stadium, or extract electronics from discarded devices? And then…?