Garrett (garote) wrote,


I'm sure this has been thought of before... But I've never run across it in my obsession with armchair-grade anthropology and evolution books, so when I thought this question up and shared it with Erika over dinner, it got us both fascinated and took up much of the discussion as we ate.

Ravens have been observed in the wild doing things like bending bits of wire to get at food in small spaces. My question is this: If you had a human mind, but the body and weight of a raven, and you were employed as a plumber, what would your toolkit look like?

Screwdrivers, hammers, levers, wire cutters, wrenches, knives ... how would they work? What would they be made of?

I think this would be an interesting question to pose to high-school scientists, or even college students taking a design course.
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