A Flock of Crows is known as a “Murder”

Crows always reminds me of the horror story “Birds” by Alfred Hitchcock, so naturally I am a little terrified of crows after I watched that movie. (Although, I think in his movie they were ravens and not crows?). I do not understand why they insist on almost flying into my head as I would stroll down regents park, I’d duck all kinds of ways and once even got laughed at (which then I laughed since laughs are contagious), since I was such a funny sight. One time, I won’t forget was when a random guy walks by as I duck and he says “Woah, Matrix!” That was hilarious.

The reason why this random fact caught my eye today is because it made me think of the story of Abel and Cain and how when Cain murdered Abel he did not know what to do with the body. Apparently at the time, a crow happened to be burying its dead (crows bury their dead) and that how Cain got the idea to bury the body. It would maybe explain the tradition many of us follow to this day. We bury the dead.

Featured image: from national geographic

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Shrimps are logical.

I read a random fact today, the kind of fact that doesn’t really add any value to your life, unless you’re a marine biologist. A shrimp’s heart is inside of its head. I found that to be very curious and thought provoking. Oh to be a shrimp, imagine all the mistakes they can avoid because following their heart is using their head, so in their world, logic and passion is probably one in the same.

It makes me wonder how humans would react if we were programmed the same way, the world would be free of chaos and would be filled with utmost peace, almost robot like. I guess, since human beings have a tendency to get bored so easily by every little thing, it’s good that our hearts are not in our heads. As wonderful as it would be to be in a world full of peace and harmony, it would be emotionless and we might as well be rocks or well shrimps for that matter.

It also makes me wonder if the concept of you are what you eat would apply here, in that case I’m curious to test out maybe even by a survey, how logical a person is in relation to the amount of shrimps s/he consumes.  Of course this is just speculation, random thoughts without much logic. For the record, I am somewhat allergic to shrimp so I don’t eat it (not often), it may even explain why I act irrationally at times…food for thought?

(Featured photo credit:http://animal-wildlife.blogspot.ae/2011/09/shrimp.html)

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