Conan O'Brien Sheds Light on Negative Ravens


| LAST UPDATE 07/12/2021

By Scarlett Adler

In case you weren't aware, birds are actually very smart, maybe a little too smart. In fact, they're smart enough that you should maybe be a little bit concerned about whether you're ready to live in a world ruled by an army of super smart birds, just kidding! (Buy nets!! Buy lots of nets!!)

One of the most intelligent birds in the world is actually the raven, a species of bird that not only makes tools and plays games, but also learns to mimic human words. That's right, ravens can talk.

According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Ravens get bummed out if they see a feathered friend who’s in a bad mood.


Just like that co-worker can't let go of the fact that the sandwich place got their order wrong again; we get it Dave, you don't like tuna. Move on already.

Anyways, much like your co-worker, one overly negative raven can bring every other raven's mood down in their particular social group. Luckily, Conan O'Brien became aware of this, and saw an opportunity to explore this idea with some extremely negative ravens who really just ruin every other's day.

This is not the first time Conan has resorted to animal humor through puppetry, he's also been known to show us the life of a helpful mouse. So, hopefully there'll be even more negative ravens in our future. There's a sentence I never thought I'd say.