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Top 10 Widely Believed Animal Facts That Are Completely Wrong

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Published on Apr 10, 2014

Top 10 Widely Believed Animal Facts That Are Completely Wrong

Animals have fired our imagination like nothing else. We love hearing facts about them and spreading them around, an activity that has become altogether more easy since the arrival of the Internet. The problem is, some of those so-called facts aren't really facts at all -- they are myths, misconceptions, misunderstandings ... whatever you want to call them. And since the animals themselves don't seem in a particular rush to correct us, maybe it's up to us to sort the fact from the fiction.

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10. Bees Always Die After They Sting You
9. Dolly Was the First Cloned Mammal
8. There are Hundreds of Poisonous Snakes in the World
7. All Frogs Go "Ribbit"
6. Earwigs Crawl into Your Ear (and Burrow into Your Brain)
5. You are Never More Than 6 Feet from a Rat
4. The Buffalo was Nearly Hunted to Extinction in North America
3. Cow Farts Release a Ton of Methane Gas
2. Cockroaches Would be the Main Survivors Following a Nuclear War
1. Brontosaurus was a Huge Long-Necked Dinosaur

Source/Other reading:

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http://science.howstuffworks.com/zool...
http://www.pestworldforkids.org/bees....
http://library.thinkquest.org/04apr/0...
http://www.roslin.ed.ac.uk/public-int...
http://ufwildlife.ifas.ufl.edu/venomo...
http://apps.who.int/bloodproducts/sna...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/qi...
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/g...
http://www.frog-shots.com/Who_says_RI...
http://urbanlegends.about.com/library...
http://www.entsoc.org/PDF/Pubs/Period...
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http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.p...
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?t...
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/eart...
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http://www.npr.org/2012/12/09/1666657...

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