10 False Facts About Animals
Categories: Animals | Nature | Photo project | Science | WorldBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/10-false-facts-about-animals
Some knowledge about animals was passed on to us by word of mouth, some we learned at the school desk, and some we learned from the mass media. But is all our knowledge correct? We picked up 10 erroneous facts about animals that you might not have guessed ...
Myth 1: Touching a toad causes warts to pop up.
And this is the first, most real not true! In fact, beards can be caused by nothing more than the human papillomavirus. It can be "picked up" anywhere and it seems that the only place where you certainly will not find it is on toad skin.
Myth 2: Goldfish have a bad memory.
A common myth about goldfish is that all goldfish are stupid and have a short memory. By no means! A goldfish can compete with intelligence even at least with the same rat. Little marine inhabitants are able to remember events for many weeks and even learn some tasks, such as pushing objects and levers, ringing bells, etc.
Myth 3: The cheetah is the fastest animal in the world.
In part, this myth is still true, because the cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world. The speed of his run can reach 109 km / h, but this record was broken by another winged animal. The needle-tailed swift develops a speed of up to 111 km / h. Yes, the gap is not significant, but the myth of the fastest animal still refutes it.
Myth 4: The venom of the harvestman spider is more poisonous than the venom of any other spider, but the spider cannot bite through human skin.
Two myths in one and two of them were "smashed" to pieces by a team of "myth busters". During the experiment, it was found that the haymaker spider is still able to bite through human skin and will do it quite easily, but you won’t get any poison from it. the spider is absolutely safe for humans.
Myth 5: In case of danger, ostriches hide their heads in the sand.
This myth is very firmly stuck in the minds of many people because of the many cartoons like the one below, as well as the frequently used phrases about fear and an instant attempt to "hide your head in the sand", just like an ostrich. However, this tale is absolute fiction. In fact, the behavior of ostriches that feel danger is a little different: they either try to run away, bending their heads lower to the ground (but not digging into it, no), or brush off the blows of heavy wings.
Myth 6: The color red infuriates the bull.
It turns out that bulls do not react to red at all. Despite the fact that the vision of these animals is dichromatic and they can see even through all the colors of the rainbow, they are enraged by sharp, teasing movements, but by no means bright colors.
Myth 7: Snakes can hear and react to music.
Use at least once in our lives have seen how spellcasters play a calm melody on a flute and that, as if by hypnosis, enchants snakes, introducing them into a state of blissful calm. We hasten to declare: all this magical action is an ordinary myth. In fact, the snakes do not hear the melody that is played to them, and the rhythmic vibrations and movements of the caster during the performance have a calming effect on them.
Myth 8: Koalas are the same bears.
In fact, koalas are closer to wombats than to bears and belong to the marsupial species. Of course, koalas really look a bit like a smaller copy of cubs, but warm thick wool is not a reason to attribute them to these predatory mammals.
Myth 9: You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
Many have probably heard this expression more than once, and as for dogs, they took it literally. But the actual reality turned out to be that all old dogs, just like young ones, are able to easily learn various commands. It just takes a little patience, work, and effort.
Myth 10: Dolphins are always friendly and will come to the rescue in trouble.
The reality turned out to be a little bleaker than the statement in this myth. In addition to the fact that dolphins are not going to help people drowning and in trouble in the ocean, they also quite confidently deal with their own kind. Yes Yes! Killing and torturing a baby dolphin is a common thing for them. And no matter how much you would like to accept it, this statement is a scientifically proven fact.
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