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8 Bogus Ideas About Animals

Chris Higgins
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Do lemmings really jump off cliffs? Are "daddy longlegs" the deadliest spiders, but with fangs too small to hurt you? Do dogs only see in black-and-white? In this fun and educational video, truthwizard C.G.P Grey busts these and five other longstanding myths and misconceptions about our cuddly (and creepy-but-non-deadly) animal friends. Three and a half minutes, eight wrongnesses cleared up -- can't do much better than that. (Well, you could try via Wikipedia's list of common misconceptions, but it lacks catchy background music.)

Ahem: "Come on, Dinopocalypse!!!"

More from Grey: Why Pluto Isn’t a Planet (Sorry); The Perverse History of Copyright; On Canada’s No-More-Pennies Policy; and Miss C. + C.G.P. Grey tackle Where Did Groundhog Day Come From?.

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