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Archive for November 3rd, 2009

Opens eight bottles at once

How do we define intelligence?

Problems in adjusting IQ tests to avoid bias across linguistic and cultural barriers has been a topic for decades.

And in some countries there are very concrete measures establishing a certain level of intelligence.

At Denmarks Aquarium (yes, Beer Nut, that’s how they spell it!), they used to have a Pacific octopus that was able to open beer bottles.

Amazing how those creatures are able to adapt to their environment and find out which skills are most valued locally.

This gem is nicked from videnskap.dk, which is a bit more informative than my blog.

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