Smart, not smart

This makes me think of so many things … motivation, curiosity, perseverance, and of course my (and everyone’s?) wariness of crows.

I discovered this video via a project aiming at getting these smart crows to pick up cigarette butts. Fascinating.

Smart = crows

Not smart = people who throw their cigarette butts in the street. To the people who do this in my neighborhood (or anywhere), I want to say, “These streets are not your ashtray!”

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Meadows in the sky

Should we try to make more green roofs in Tokyo? Here are some problems they can solve:

Can you think of disadvantages or hurdles and what we can do to overcome them?

One suprising fact from the video: some rooftops can get as hot as 170 degrees (F). That’s 76.6℃. Hyperbole of course, but it feels almost that hot in Tokyo in the summer, with the humidity. Maybe more green roofs can help us cool off a little.

Past and present

Yesterday’s topic was about how our language affects our view of past and future. Today, here’s a video of the past and present of New York City. This won’t give you English input, but it might inpsire you to go in search of past/present photos or videos of Tokyo, your hometown, or another city you’re interested in.