"Its the most venomous spider in the world, but its mouth is too small to bite humans."

"Its the most venomous spider in the world, but its mouth is too small to bite humans."
Who started this moronic rumour and why do people still repeat it?
~ Also, give me your wive's tales about animals

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    People like underdogs, thats it.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Cats run away to die.
    Uncertain if true; great grandmother said the cat ran away to die, but it was hit by a car.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cat in pic rel is not dead cat

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Uncertain if true
      Kinda. Like most small animals, when they're badly injured cats generally find a hole to crawl into. Sometimes they never come out again.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I had an elderly cat who started hiding under stuff the night she died in a way that wasn't normal for her usual behavior.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Flies only land to shit.
    >Flies are afraid of hanging milk jugs full of water.
    >A skinks blue tail is poisonous (in some parts people call them scorpions).
    >Dragonflies will sow your lips together if they find you asleep near a pond.
    >Snapping turtles only let go if they hear thunder.
    >[random species of bird] only sings if it's going to rain.
    >Ants will swell up and die if they eat dry grain.
    Heard every one of these growing up and all of them, even the dragonfly one, were held to be the absolute gospel truth

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      These are crazy, where are you from?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ive never heard the dragonfly thing. I find it impressive that anyone could believe that.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Who started this moronic rumour
    I did because I thought it'd be funny.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was just a dumb meme spread around by children.
    >"Hey you see that arachnid known for being completely harmless that everyone handles? Well it's actually the most poisonous isn't that crazy!?"

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Muh heckin high testosterone level!

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I heard these are immune to cancer and a lot of other diseases. How true is that?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        (OP)
        >Also, give me your wive's tales about animals

        Opossums are egg laying mammals. Barely anybody knows this because they don't build nests or burrows and instead incubate them inside their pouch.

        >How true is that?

        It's fairly true.
        There's a more complex chemical-biological explanation, but the tldr; Sharks internal uniformity makes them extremely resistant to cancer. Sharks have cartilage instead of bones and their scales are made out of the same material as their teeth, these cost-saving measure make Sharks 'construction' exceptionally streamlined and thus more difficult for their cells to frick up or otherwise make mistakes.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    My mum kept budgies and she told me that crows/blackbirds kill budgies because they're jealous of their colourful feathers

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    "Red touches yellow, your're a dead fellow. Red touches black, you're okay jack."
    Coral snakes can have both coloration, and very rarely are their bites deadly. I believe there has only been two deaths from confirmed coral snake bites in 100 years. That said, if you get bit, go to the doctors.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      How about "if it's a brightly coloured snake don't fricking touch it, jake."

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Their venom is actually VERY deadly but they're shy, small, and can unironically struggle to successfully bite humans. People get bit by things like copperheads and rattle snakes because they like to hang out right where humans like to walk and work and will often stand their ground even as someone is about to unwittingly step on them.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sounds like the daddy long legs saying has just been incorrectly applied

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >don't pick up a baby bird that's fallen out of the nest, because the parents will smell you on it and no longer recognize it as theirs
    Birds barely have a sense of smell at all, complete nonsense. They'll raise birds that lay eggs in other species' nests even if it looks nothing like them and is twice their size

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Still shouldn’t usually pick them up

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Who started this moronic rumour
    People pranking children.

    >and why do people still repeat it?
    Because the results can be hilarious.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Someone mustve saw one eat a blackwidow, thought that if it can kill a black widow it must be even more venomous, but since I dont die from it, it just cant bite me.

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mine was that the skin was too thick for their bites to fully penetrate so you were safe. But my child mind translated it to:

    >THEY WILL BITE YOUR GRAZES OR CUTS AND YOU WILL FRICKING DIE

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The "goldfish have a seconds-long memory" thing ever catching on is utterly bizarre when after only like a week a goldfish will recognize that a person walking past means it's time for food and cause it to swim up to the glass

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >a week
      Most people don’t realize goldfish can even live longer than a month or so. I’ve been told multiple times that the only reason my goldfish is over a decade old is because it isn’t really a goldfish, or I’m just mistaken and it has been secretly replaced by its babies, or “it must be part koi”. I think the memory thing was brought on as just a way to explain parents constantly replacing their small child’s dead fish.

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >snake sizing up owner and refusing food in order to make room for them
    Who comes up with this shit, seriously

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      sizing up owner
      I almost want to say this is a meme, but I know there are people dumb enough to actually believe this shit.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Unless it’s a fricking boa or anaconda how would that even work lol

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not joking a girl at my high school used to tell that story how a friend of hers in college had a decent-sized python that she'd sleep in bed with that eventually stopped eating and started stretching out next to her.

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >why do people still repeat it?
    i've head this as well lmao

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    They were talking about these, the superior daddy longlegs.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Das a harvestman

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Cellar spiders, harvestman and mosquito hawks are all often referred to as daddy longlegs.

        https://i.imgur.com/8XUO48S.jpg

        They were talking about these, the superior daddy longlegs.

        These things have surprisingly potent scent glands. I accidentally half squashed one once and while it was squirming around I could smell it.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      these things fricking eradicate aphids
      if you ever have an aphid infestation, frick ladybugs, just check behind all your closets for a harvestman and he'll genocide the little frickers within a week

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      neither of these are even spiders

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        The OP pic is Pholcus Phalangioides. Its a super common spider.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          50% correct is still correct

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    wives tales like this were just the old version of "my uncle works at nintendo"

    just a plausible lie that the people you're telling it to couldn't possibly verify

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >"my uncle works at nintendo"
      >old version of a wife's tale
      if this was bait, well done

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Bro can't you read

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Perfectly worded and not bait unless youre just oblivious

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think it probably started as a sort of "more then meets the eye" kind of thing, like there's this really creepy animal but nobody actually dies to them, so it's because of X seemingly plausible reason.

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Who started this moronic rumour
    you
    >and why do people still repeat it?
    in your dreams

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      No he's right. I heard that growing up too. Maybe you're just moronic anon idunno.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I heard it as a kid, but it was for crane flies

  20. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ostriches burying their heads in the sand, like what? That's so dumb, why would they do that?

  21. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >i dont know what the frick that is and i dont want my kid touching it
    i guess
    my favorite is the snakes unhinging their jaw thing due to them just not doing that

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      How they open so wide then?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous
        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I see
          thx for the diagram

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        They asked you're mum for tips

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