It’s not to every taste

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Video are crows good to eat

Does crow really taste all that bad?

It probably depends on how hungry you are.Avril Taylor, Dundas, Ontario, Canada

Being extremely cautious in my public utterances, I have never had the need to eat this bird. Perhaps I should be more aggressive since I can imagine it to be quite tasty if properly prepared.Terence Rowell, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

As bad as humble pie.David Isaacs, Sydney, Australia

Those who’ve eaten crow say it tastes like wild duck. Crow hunters suggest smothered crow: a recipe with garlic fried in bacon fat, adding crow meat that has been rolled in seasoned flour, then adding dry cider to the skillet, covering the mixture with a lid and cooking until tender. Or there is an old Aussie recipe for wild birds: boil bird and a stone in a pot of water and after three hours throw away the bird and eat the stone.Ursula Nixon, Bodalla, NSW, Australia

Not if you smother the crow in tomato sauce. It will then taste just like everything else that is smothered in tomato sauce. Only the texture will remain the same.Rob Stevens, Glenthompson, Victoria, Australia

Here in Victoria, British Columbia, one of the crowiest places on the planet, I dare not cook a crow to find out if the taste is good or bad, because its fellows would soon mount a murder and possibly taste me!William Emigh, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Depends on how long since you last ate some.Jennifer Dodd, Perth, Western Australia

Why do you think there are so many of them? John Benseman, Auckland, New Zealand

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I don’t think so. Everybody I know eats crow.Lillian Henning, Nantucket, Massachusetts, US

It’s nothing to crow about – it just tastes fowl.David Tucker, Halle, Germany

Yes, unless you’re really ravenous.Adrian Cooper, Queens Park, NSW, Australia

Kindness toward the elders

Which culture treats its oldsters best?

The one that has the most daughters.Richard Orlando, Westmount, Quebec, Canada

Certainly not the US, UK or Australia or other such youth obsessed cultures where those over 60 are rendered largely invisible. A recent month in east Africa reminded us that there are cultures that show a quiet respect for older people, which was very refreshing for us wazee (70-year-olds).Margaret Wilkes, Perth, Western Australia

The tortoises of the Galápagos Islands.Charlie Bamforth, Davis, California, US

First, define “old”, since life-expectancy rates vary from culture to culture. Second, identify whether the respondent is “old”, “middle-aged” or “young”, since the answer is determined by age. Then answer, opening with “Perhaps” or “Possibly”, as certainty is impossible.Philip Stigger, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

A gerontocracy, of course.Josh Beer, Ottawa, Canada

I’ve lost my sense of direction

Is there anything everyone can agree on?

I used to think that the one certainty was that the sun rose in the east and set in the west. But it was pointed out that every few thousand years the north and south poles switched. Then the sun would rise in the west and set in the east. So, no.Joe Harvey, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Death and rent day.Edward Black, Church Point, NSW, Australia

Unanswerable questions

If war keeps being the answer, do we need a better question?

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Yes. Try another gender?Jane Perry, Wellington, New Zealand

War, and God, are the only two questions we still cannot answer. Rick Bzowy, Swansea, Tasmania, Australia

Better to seek how to nurture anew Homo humilis, closer to the earth; from humus we come, to humus we go.R M Fransson, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, US

She’ll get just the toolbox

Were you in love with your first car?

For graduation at 17 my parents gave me a $500 car and a toolbox. As I continued to value the second-hand and the offbeat, my mother wondered aloud if the car had deformed my personality; I would say it was an affectionate relationship that changed us both.

This year when my daughter moves out she’ll get a toolbox but no car, and roadside repairs will not likely be her path to empowerment.Kevin Peterson, Antwerp, Belgium

Any answers?

Any idea how world peace can be achieved? Or is it impossible?Dean Takac, Stuttgart, Germany

Who are the most entertaining of outer-space creatures?RM Fransson, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, US

Send answers and more questions to weekly.nandq@theguardian.com

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Ethan Smith is a seasoned marine veteran, professional blogger, witty and edgy writer, and an avid hunter. He spent a great deal of his childhood years around the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona. Watching active hunters practise their craft initiated him into the world of hunting and rubrics of outdoor life. He also honed his writing skills by sharing his outdoor experiences with fellow schoolmates through their high school’s magazine. Further along the way, the US Marine Corps got wind of his excellent combination of skills and sought to put them into good use by employing him as a combat correspondent. He now shares his income from this prestigious job with his wife and one kid. Read more >>