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Date: 02/13/12 08:16 AM

28 Responses to 8 Animal Misconceptions

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 5:52 am
    Link: 8 Animal Misconceptions - Go buy your dog a blue ball and goldfish are delicious.
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    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 9:02 am
    I never knew that dogs liked blue balls...no, wait?
  3. Profile photo of Lillim
    Lillim Female 30-39
    269 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 9:05 am
    Cheers, they also made a mistake. Yes, Daddy-long-legs are spiders, either of the Pholcidae or Opiliones families. There is, technically, a variant of insect called a daddy-long-legs, but only in a select few countries, and they look nothing like spiders.
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
    1473 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 9:12 am
    That`s pretty cool.. And informative!
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 9:15 am
    I learned something! Yay! This is why I like this guy`s videos.
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    x13purplesta Female 30-39
    235 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 9:17 am
    Cute :) Knew about the dogs but I still think they can smell where the ball is after they`ve used it a few times regardless of colour.
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    badfish52596 Female 18-29
    54 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 9:25 am
    very interesting :) nice post
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    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 10:03 am
    @Lillim

    I disagree... while the rest of your post is accurate (no doubt referring to what we call Crane Flies)... the `harvestmen` which you have correctly identified as coming from the Order Opiliones are not spiders. They are as close to being spiders as the scorpions or solifuges are and therefore to label them as such is probably not accurate. You might argue that the Pholcidae ARE spiders (true) and are often called daddy-long-legs (also true) but then you would have to decide which is seen more and therefore called more by this term so you can label them generally. Given the fact that we did indeed see a harvestman in the picture (Opiliones) I stand by my original statement according to this post :)

    (and yes I also realise no one cares)
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 10:14 am
    Fun! I knew most of them, but still fun to watch.
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2012 at 10:31 am
    except some daddy long legs ARE spiders, there are multiple arachnids that are referred to as `daddy long legs`, one is a spider, the other isn`t
  11. Profile photo of TypicalJerk
    TypicalJerk Male 18-29
    533 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 10:34 am
    arachnida which includes spiders, mites, ticks, scorpions, etc.

    SO, not all arachnids are spiders. but all spiders are arachnids. Spiders are actually under a different class all apart from the Opiliones, named araneae.

    IIN CONCLUSION. . all tims are johns and all jims are johns, but not all tims are jims, even though they all came from johns.
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    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 10:55 am
    so if dogs cannot see red, that would make them color blind. wheres the misconception?
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 11:05 am
    WeePee, the misconception is that they can`t see color at all, when they can. But then again, color blind humans have the same misconception about them (only very few can`t see colors at all, but people wrongly assume every color blind person can`t see any colors).
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 12:17 pm
    Didnt know about the dogs vison... things i need to know
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    February 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    link not working. video set to private.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    February 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    link not working. video set to private.
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    JaLacaob Male 18-29
    1647 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Private video, now.

    Try this.
  18. Profile photo of JaLacaob
    JaLacaob Male 18-29
    1647 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm
    All three of these are called Daddy Long Legs in different areas. What I was taught was the following:

    DaddyLongLegs

    MayFly

    Other Spider

    It`s like coke/pop/soda. The first two are not spiders. The first one is an arachnid, however.
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    JaLacaob Male 18-29
    1647 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    This sums it up well. Click Me

    In other words, the video might be wrong, but everyone is talking about a different critter.

    Also, I`m not sure about the frog one. I haven`t tried it, though, either. I`m pretty sure others have... without cutting out its brains.

    My two cents. I rarely post on here.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 5:59 pm
    My tail is *fabulous*.
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    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
    542 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 6:29 pm
    Oatmeal pioneered this font methinks
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
    2210 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 6:58 pm
    Lemmings suicide march was actually documented only once, in a nature movie created by Walt Disney. What was also documented but not as widely known due to Disney PR. Behind the scene Film of this documentory was shot showing stage hands using boards to herd them off the cliff.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 10:36 pm
    "It`s fatality time for you."
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
    1461 posts
    February 14, 2012 at 6:17 am
    On Monday, February 13, 2012 4:39:27 PM JaLacaob wrote: This sums it up well. Click Me

    In other words, the video might be wrong, but everyone is talking about a different critter.

    Also, I`m not sure about the frog one. I haven`t tried it, though, either. I`m pretty sure others have... without cutting out its brains.

    My two cents. I rarely post on here.

    Holy sh*t. I remember you. I rarely post on here either. Most of my posts are from before the split. It`s always nice to see some folks from the past pop up every now and then.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    February 14, 2012 at 8:56 am
    #8, Lemmings will travel untill they find food, so they will leap off cliffs and swim till they drown.

    #2, There are at least two people I`ve seen who are blind and can use echo location to get around.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
    1743 posts
    February 14, 2012 at 9:51 am
    All I have to say is that picture of dog holding the blue ball was adorrrrabbbleee!
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2554 posts
    February 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    EgalM - They may travel till they find food, but they don`t (or have never reported to have) jumped off a cliff to do so. If this was true, they would have all brought themselves to extinction by now. Cows and other large herding animals are more likely to charge off cliffs during a stampede because of the whole larger mass = longer time to reduce speed to 0. That and cows are pretty stupid.
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    JaLacaob Male 18-29
    1647 posts
    February 15, 2012 at 10:10 pm
    @VictoryRider

    Yeah, I`ve been around for years. Between the trolling and the `no one is going to change anyone`s mind` via forum responses, I tend to sit back and watch the chaos. I think it`s funny even if a post `isn`t` religious but the word `God` is tossed somewhere in the title or description it gets somewhere around 70 angry religious debate responses. It`s ridiculous.

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