25 Popular Myths About Animals That You Probably Believe

Posted by , Updated on February 26, 2016

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We can almost bet (but we won’t because there is a slight chance we might lose…and no one likes losing), that you or your friends probably believe at least one of the animal myths found in today’s post. But don’t worry, it’s not your fault, most people believe some of these animal myths as well. From bats being blind to cats landing on their feet, these are 25 popular myths about animals that you probably believe (then again, maybe you don’t. If that’s the case, kuddos for you!).

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25

The female praying mantis eats the male after procreation

praying mantisSource: viralnova.com, Image: wikipedia

Nope, although this does happen in very rare circumstances, it is by no means a normal thing for praying mantises to do.

24

Turkeys drown in the rain

turkeySource: care2.com, Image: wikipedia

The animal myth says that turkeys are so fascinated by rain that they’ll just stare into the sky and drown as the water pours down their throats. Sounds dumb right? Well, it is. And it’s 100% false.

23

You're never more than 3 feet from a spider

spiderSource: buzzfeed.com, Image: pixabay

In 1995 arachnologist Norman Platnick began an article by stating that “wherever you sit as you read these lines, a spider is probably no more than a few yards away”. Norman himself would never have guessed how a simple statement (key word: probably) would have exploded into an urban legend.

22

Dogs only see in black and white

dogSource: cracked.com, Image: pixabay

Nope, while dogs don’t see as many colors as we do, they definitely see more than black and white. In reality their spectrum would range from dark blue to light blue to gray to light yellow to dark yellow.

21

A goldfish can only remember something for 3 seconds

goldfishSource: thedodo.com, Image: pixabay

If you watch Mythbusters then you know that this animal myth is absolutely false.



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