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Ravens at the Serpentine

Posted in Books, pictures, Statistics, University life with tags , , , on May 7, 2011 by xi'an

We were having a (brainstorming) breakfast with Oliver Ratmann in the Serpentine Bar and Kitchen (definitely the ultimate London office on a warm sunny day!) and one raven started working on leftovers carefully wrapped by a former customer. It gave a rather long call and soon enough a second raven appeared. (From what I read this summer while in Long Beach, ravens enjoy both a highly complex social organisation and a rich array of  elaborate calls that correspond to this hierarchy.) The second raven seemed more astute or more persistent and it managed to unwrap this package, only to discover that all that was left within was the smell of food. So it left and the first raven dumped the plastic garbage into the Serpentine…

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