"I like a good nature myth as much as the next person, but I just found out that as birds go, owls are actually fairly stupid, because so much space is taken up in their heads by the mechanics required to give them such fantastic eyes.
Crows and ravens, on the other hand, are brilliant, and have different crow dialects based on location, and use tools to get food.
Owls do look better in glasses, though."
"Why is an owl smart?" by Lim Heng Swee
I mean, what's next? There's no milk in the milky way?