Top Ten Myths About Animals

The Top Ten

1 Dogs have black and white vision

All your answers are wrong here. Dogs see the colour blue better than others. So it's pretty much they see blue and everything else is dimmer and more obscure to the dog. Because yellow is opposite to blue in the light spectrum, yellow can be identified. Dogs can't decipher red and green however. - Cazaam

No, that's not true. recent studies suggest that they actually do have some color vision-but it's not as bright as a human's.

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2 A goldfish has a three second memory

If a fish swims in a circle to get food and gets food it will swim in a circle every time it gets food so a fish ( with scientific study ) has about 3 MONTHS! Of memory - thebounty

Impossible, I once tapped a fish bowl and that fish still flares at me today

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3 Ostriches bury their heads in the sand when threatened

I think this rumor was probably promulgated by Penny the Elder (AD 23-79), who wrote that ostriches "imagine, when they have thrust their head and neck into a bush, that the whole of their body is concealed."

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4 Camels' humps are full of water

The hump is full of fatty sacks that holds water that depletes after 2 weeks - thebounty

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5 Daddy long legs are poisonous, but they can't bite
6 Mother birds will reject their young once touched by humans

This gets a lot of birds killed.

7 Bulls charge at the sight of red
8 Bats are blind

Actually this is quite true (not sure though. I think they're not blind, but their eyesight is very bad) - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

This is the only one I actually thought was true

9 Owls are wise
10 Cutting a worm in half will result in two worms

Cutting planarians in half result in two planarians. Worms can regenarate but just one side of it has mouth, the other dies.

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The Contenders

11 One human year is equivalent to seven dog years

It all depends on the dog. Larger dogs age more quickly.

12 Wild dolphins are friendly and will save humans in trouble
13 Elephants are the only animals that can't jump

I think this is actually true. It may be hard top believe that other animals jump, but they do! Elephants can't jump because they're too heavy! (or something, if that's not true)

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14 Touching a butterfly's wings will kill it

I've done this a lot, but the butterflies don't die, so I think this myth is fake - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

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15 Insects are not animals
16 A healthy dog's nose is cold and wet
17 Hyenas are the Best Hunters in the Wild

It's actually the African wild dog that's the most successful hunter.

18 Chameleons change color to blend in

Well true I've seen one do it

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19 Bulls hate red
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