What's some stupid animal facts you learned way to late in life?

What's some stupid animal facts you learned way to late in life?
it was only last year that I understood why lambs cows and other farm animals are mostly female and thought they were just born with that ratio

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  1. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    That box turtles are called "box" because both ends of their shell can close, not because the shape of their shell ;-;

  2. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Several animals have thumbs. Koalas have TWO thumbs on each hand.

  3. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    >What's some stupid animal facts you learned way to late in life?
    That birds don't have lungs and breathe through their bones

    I thought I woke up in another dimension

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Shitty troll is shitty

  4. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Every orange cats share a single brain cell!

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I still think goats and sheep are just the male/female of the same animal

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Birds don't have "backwards knees" they just walk with their digits.

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >I understood why lambs cows and other farm animals are mostly female and thought they were just born with that ratio

    I assume it's because you didn't know the males usually went to the dogfood factory? Or is there some other reason I'm not guessing?

    For some fricking reason it never occured to me that snakes actually drink water until I saw a webm of one just straight slorpin out of a bowl. Pic related.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I think for a time when I was a kid I thought all cattle were able to be milked or I thought the male cattle were "somewhere else".

      I do know that I thought they were raising the males somewhere for the meat though

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    frogs swallow with their eyes

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Other mammals have penis bones. I only learnt in like, high school. It just weirded me out.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Other mammals
      you dont mean like all of them, d-do you?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        No.
        Also marsupials have the balls on top.

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    American crocodiles exist.
    I thought it was just people conflating alligators and crocodiles. Turns out I was moronic.

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I didn't know that porcupines were rodents.
    >What else could they have been, moron?
    I don't know, I'm moronic.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      They also spend most of their time in trees which is weird

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        shipworms exist and theyre just weird clams that eat wood, how this even come into being; that a clam, an oceanic animal, evolved to eat wood, a terrestrial plant

        only the north american one, which i think its even stranger theres a porcupines in north america

        I thought they were marsupials I guess.

        marsupials only exist in austrialia, except for the possum in north america

        Why is that?

        because most people think theyre albacore or skipjack tuna, not yellowfin or bluefin giants

        American crocodiles exist.
        I thought it was just people conflating alligators and crocodiles. Turns out I was moronic.

        yeah, thats why we have the identification signs, it only matters in america because their ranges overlap

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >marsupials only exist in austrialia, except for the possum in north america
          monito del monte is south american.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Speaking of possums, they don't eat ticks and they're not immune to rabies.
          The ticks thing was the result of a "study" that ended up being mostly guesswork and conjecture.
          It's true that they're more resistant to rabies due to their weird body temperature, but they're not immune. They can still carry a whole host of other, nastier diseases.
          Don't try to pet one. They're fricking mean.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >a clam, an oceanic animal, evolved to eat wood, a terrestrial plant
          Have you even been to a beach? There's a thing called "driftwood" that is from trees and branches that fell or got washed into the ocean that float around, get sun bleached, and become a floating hotel for free swimming critters in the ocean.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            its one thing to take advantage of an opportunity, its another to specialize in a specific opportunity, gribbles make more sense, because theyre not just eating wood

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          >how this even come into being; that a clam, an oceanic animal, evolved to eat wood, a terrestrial plant
          Trees near riverbanks and seashores fall down and get swept into the sea all the time. Where did you think driftwood came from?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I thought they were marsupials I guess.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Well, they could've been insectivorans like hedgehogs.

  12. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    A surprising amount of people assume that cows and cattle are the same thing

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Cows are female cattle unless you're a delusional Indian.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Huh. I was one of them. I'd say it's the same thing as people referring to every peafowl as a peawiener.

  13. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Male lions do in fact hunt and the “only female lions can hunt” meme was some israeli psyop against masculinity.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      If that aas the case it would've been spread only in Western countries

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Lots of misinformation spreads like wildfire if the claim is sensationalized. There's a lot of autists and people who just accumulate and share information without being critical of any of it. Slowly but surely it makes it's way into the population. Like how so many people believed mother birds wouldn't take their babies back if it had people smell on them. This used to amplified by movies and earlier internet but now there's always another kind of autist that only exists to be critical of information that not correct. Even if it's only the slightest difference in nomenclature if it's not the language they like it's wrong to them and most of the ensuing arguments end up being semantic. Guns as an intrest are pretty egregious at this. Yes they know what you meant by a 'clip' but they wanted the satisfaction of the telling you you're wrong more than whatever larger conversion or question it was a part of.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >I was wrong and got corrected, but instead of admitting I was wrong, I'll just double down, refuse to learn, and call them names.
          The third kind of autist. Composes half the population.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        That's definitely not how it works and I'm not even going to explain why because what you're saying wouldn't ever exist

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Interesting

      Lots of misinformation spreads like wildfire if the claim is sensationalized. There's a lot of autists and people who just accumulate and share information without being critical of any of it. Slowly but surely it makes it's way into the population. Like how so many people believed mother birds wouldn't take their babies back if it had people smell on them. This used to amplified by movies and earlier internet but now there's always another kind of autist that only exists to be critical of information that not correct. Even if it's only the slightest difference in nomenclature if it's not the language they like it's wrong to them and most of the ensuing arguments end up being semantic. Guns as an intrest are pretty egregious at this. Yes they know what you meant by a 'clip' but they wanted the satisfaction of the telling you you're wrong more than whatever larger conversion or question it was a part of.

      >There's a lot of autists and people who just accumulate and share information without being critical of any of it.
      It's a universal human thing lol

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      advances on research are not a conspiracy you dingus, previous studies where done

      >The thicker vegetation, as measured by LiDAR, is where the males are making their kills. What's more, it's also the most difficult place to directly observe lions using traditional, low-tech methods of field researchers. So it's no wonder field biologists have had a hard time seeing this hunting behavior.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      it was never "only", but objectively females hunt more than males. it may also be that males usually die early in life so statistically there are more females in the population who are observed hunting more
      blame your own ass for taking in surface level information all your life

  14. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I'm honestly still struggling with the realisation that tuna are fricking massive apparently

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Why is that?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Because I always thought they were small

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          How else would they fit in the can?

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