Once upon a time (between 620 and 560 BC) Aesop, a slave lived in ancient Greece. He was also a storyteller and as we all know, his stories are world-famous till today. ‘The Crow and the Pitcher’ is one of those favourite stories and suggests Aesop to be an intense naturalist as well. In the story, a thirsty crow was searching for water over a dry land. At last he found a pitcher. But there was only a little water in it, at the bottom and out of his reach. Then he applied his presence of wit and raised the level of water by dropping pebbles into the pitcher. Thus he satisfied his thirst and saved his life. Psychologists and ornithologists of AD 2014 are now using this story (The Aesop’s fable paradigm) literally to estimate the cognitive ability of rooks and crows of the Corvidae family in using tools for utility purpose in order to understand the evolution of animal cognition as well. Crows are clever we all know. The study concludes that their cognition level is comparable to that of 5-7 year old children. Not bad! Good luck for crows! and as I told you just see a mere tale can stretch how long!