8 Bogus Ideas About Animals

Chris Higgins

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?.