Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Today's Trivia - 8 Animal Misconceptions

Below is a very interesting video on common animal misconceptions. I was particularly amused by the info about lemmings (remember that game?)...



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  1. Very amusing! It makes you wonder where the hell all these sayings came from.

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    1. It sure does. It also makes me wonder why some become so immensely popular, passing down from generation to generation. And sometimes, from century to century.

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  2. Ha, awesome. Sayings are funny things when they dont' quite make sense.

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  3. Some of these misconceptions I've never even heard before. Like -- Daddy Long Legs are poisonous? Who believes that?

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    1. Some are new to me, too, particularly the Daddy Long legs.

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  4. Good heavens, Martha, what a fascinating video. I've always worried so much about touching baby birds whenever I happened to find them. I always put them back but figured they were gonners. What a relief!! Thankfully I was never told daddy long legs were poison because we sure have lots of them here.

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    1. I used to think that, too, until I started reading magazine articles about it recently. It's funny how many misconceptions become so popular.

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  5. I never heard that about Daddy Long Legs either. But I didn't know they are not actually spiders!

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    1. Same here. I didn't even know lemmings were real animals!

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  6. This is a fun clip! Another one I would have shared with my third graders! The animal misconception that drives me crazy: polar bears and penguins live together! NOT! We had to go through this every year in third grade! I guess the kids watch too many Coca Cola commercials! Have a good day!

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    1. There are adults that believe those two animals live together. And it may very well have to do with the Coca Cola commercials....lol...

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  7. Very interesting information and entertaining too! I love your blog Martha! I've read it for a long time but never responded ( I don't think).

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    1. Hi Nancy. Thank you for your kind words. And I'm glad you wrote something. Leave a comment, now and again. I'd love to hear from you!

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  8. Great and interesting post. I like it.
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    1. Hi Patrycja, and welcome. I will take a look at your blog and your Facebook page. Thanks for stopping by and sharing the links!

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  9. Oh my gosh, Martha, this was a great video. The one thing that really freaked me out, though, was the fool who cut out the brains of frogs. That's horrendous! And really stupid if you're trying to prove something scientifically. The thought: "If I only had a brain" should apply to good ole Goltz.

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