31 Egregious Myths and Misconceptions TV Has Taught Us About Both Man and Beast

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31 Egregious Myths and Misconceptions TV Has Taught Us About Both Man and Beast

Everything I learned about the animal kingdom, I learned from Wile E. Coyote and Curious George. And I won’t apologize for that. I think we all just need to recognize that it’s very big of me to admit I had some blind spots, and am working to correct them. And so, here are a few handy facts I’ve picked up about humans and animals in recent years…

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Different tastes can be detected on all parts of the tongue. 1 2 3 4 CRACKED.COM Some areas of taste buds may have increased sensitivities, but tongue maps have been disproved.

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It's okay to eat before you swim. CRACKED.COM No studies have proven a correlation between eating and drowning. However, you shouldn't drink alcohol before swimming.

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MYTH Polar bears and penguins live at the North Pole. TRUTH Polar bears and peguins don't live anywhere near other. Polar bears live in the Arctic Circle region, and penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere. CRACKED.COM

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MYTH Roadrunners can outrun those pesky coyotes. TRUTH Roadrunners can run up to 20 mph, but coyotes can run twice as fast. CRACKED.COM

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MYTH Wolves howl at the moon. TRUTH Wolves howl to communicate, day or night. CRACKED.COM

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MYTH Owls can spin their heads around completely. TRUTH Owls can turn their heads 270 degrees in both directions. CRACKED.COM

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MYTH Elephants use their trunks to drink like straws. TRUTH Elephants suck water partly in their trunk, then use it to squirt the water into their mouth. CRACKED.COM

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MYTH Sharks can smell blood from miles away. TRUTH Sharks can smell blood from a quarter of a mile away. CRACKED.COM

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