From TED 2008 liveblogging, cool stuff about brainy tool-using crows. Like this ain't going into a script. (h/t Boing Boing)
In the Comments, if it amuses you, your favorite spooky smart animal story. Lovely Wife had a cat that could identify specific engine noises in the neighborhood cars. Specific as in "ignore all other VW bugs, respond only to the Smith family's VW bug". He'd listen for the cars arriving home on the street, then go beg for food from the appropriate suckers, matching arriving car with appropriate house/family.