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The 6 Most Frequently Quoted Bullshit Animal Facts

Remember all those cools facts you learned about animals when you were 10? Totally false. For example, you’ve heard that lemmings commit mass suicide.

This rumor was probably started in the early 19th Century. Scientists would see sudden bursts of the lemming population that would just as suddenly shrink, and they couldn’t figure out why. In 1908 a man named Arthur Mee decided that “mass suicide” seemed as good an answer as any and published it in his The Children’s Encyclopedia.

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September 3rd, 2009

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Stranger to the World

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