You Heard It Your Whole Life but It’s a Myth

Date: 2022-02-10 07:39:52


We’ve all seen it in a cartoon: turtles pop out of their shells whenever they like and walk around without their ‘costume’. But does it really happen this way? It turns out to be a common myth we’ve believed in! It’s like saying that people live inside their own skin. A turtle’s shell doesn’t serve as a costume and it’s not a separate space…

What other myths about animals did we perceive as truth and common knowledge? How about a test? I give you these 13 funny facts about animals and you can decide if it’s truth or myth. Let’s see how many of these myths will be debunked…


Zebra stripes 00:00
Are bats blind? 01:10
Are lobsters monogamous 01:40
Toads and warts 02:23
Do turtles live in shells? 02:48
Koalas’ fingerprints 03:47
Ostriches in sand 04:57
Goldfish memory 05:37
Colorblind pets 06:35
How sharks breathe 07:17
Sea otters “hold hands” 08:00
Bird nestling 08:38

– Stripes on each zebra form a unique pattern, so it’s impossible to find 2 zebras that are exactly the same;
– Being “blind as a bat” is a figure of speech, and it comes from the assumption that bats cannot see properly;
– Lobsters aren’t monogamous at all. Dominant male lobsters mate with several females;
– There are no amphibians that can give you warts but shaking hands with another human who has them can;
– Although turtles can tuck their limbs inside for protection, it’s actually an integral part of the turtle’s anatomy;
– If you compare a human fingerprint to a koala’s, you’d hardly be able to tell the difference even under a microscope;
– Ostriches don’t stick their heads in the sand when threatened. In fact, these guys don’t bury their heads whatsoever;
– Multiple studies have proven that goldfish can remember things for several months, if not more;
– Studies revealed that both dogs and cats can see in green and blue;
– According to a popular misbelief, sharks can breathe only while moving because swimming helps them push water over their gills;
– Scientists suggest that sea otters developed this cute habit to stay close with their mating partners;
– Parent birds don’t recognize their younglings by smell.

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