25 Popular Myths About Animals That You Probably Believe

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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Birds explode if they eat rice

birdSource: care2.com, Image: wikipedia

Nope, and they don’t blow up if they eat Alka-Seltzer either.


1 dog year is 7 human years

dogSource: cracked.com, Image: pixabay

Developmentally speaking, a 1 year old dog has more in common with a 17 year old. You can’t simply compare dog years and human years. It’s not a linear relationship and it varies according to breed.


Bats are blind

batSource: care2.com, Image: wikipedia

Actually, they can all see to some extent and some can see pretty darn well. That’s why they have eyes.


Ostriches bury their heads in the sand

ostrichSource: animalplanet.com, Image: wikipedia

While they do eat sand to help them digest their food, they definitely don’t stick their heads in it.


Possums hang from trees by their tails

possumSource: thedodo.com, Image: wikipedia

Although they CAN do this, they don’t, at least not for very  long. Why? Well, we could ask ourselves the same thing. Just because we could theoretically hang upside down from tree branches all night doesn’t mean it’s a wise or comfortable thing to do.

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