17 Ridiculous, Widespread Animal Myths You Need To Stop Believing Right Now

06 Mar 2015 Animals
17 Ridiculous, Widespread Animal Myths You Need To Stop Believing Right Now

There are all kinds of myths out in the wild that are accepted as true without a second thought. However, you need to stop doing that and treat them as only myths. Below are 17 of the most prevalent untruths involving animals, along with the real facts about how they really act. So the next time you pass a lounging cow, you don't have to grab an umbrella. Trust us and be smart about it.

Cats always land on their feet.

Cats always land on their feet.

A human year equals seven dog years.

A human year equals seven dog years.

Ostriches bury their heads in the sand when afraid.

Ostriches bury their heads in the sand when afraid.

Red pandas are related to giant pandas

Red pandas are related to giant pandas

Koalas are bears.

Koalas are bears.

Touching a toad will give you warts.

Touching a toad will give you warts.

Porcupines shoot their quills.

Porcupines shoot their quills.

Cows lie down if it's going to rain.

Cows lie down if it's going to rain.

Camels store water in their humps.

Camels store water in their humps.

Dogs' mouths are cleaner than humans.

Dogs' mouths are cleaner than humans.

Daddy longlegs are the most poisonous spiders.

Daddy longlegs are the most poisonous spiders.

Opossums hang by their tails.

Opossums hang by their tails.

Birds will abandon their young if the babies are touched by a human.

Birds will abandon their young if the babies are touched by a human.

Female praying mantises decapitate their male sex partners.

Female praying mantises decapitate their male sex partners.

Goldfish have 1-second memories.

Goldfish have 1-second memories.

Bats are blind.

Bats are blind.

Lemmings commit mass suicide.

Lemmings commit mass suicide.
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