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15th Nov '17 11:12:48 PM Theriocephalus
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* As pointed out on ''Series/{{QI}}'', dogs don't do it Doggy Style: Due to the coupling knot, they should be depicted tail-to-tail facing away from each other during climax.

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* As pointed out on ''Series/{{QI}}'', dogs don't do it Doggy Style: Due due to the coupling knot, they should be depicted tail-to-tail facing away from each other during climax.



** Related, the use of the words alpha, beta, and omega in relation to wolves is considered outdated now, the logic being that these words imply a strict hierarchy where lower ranking wolves constantly vie for dominance, rather than the usually unchallenged family unit that a pack is. Wild wolves do not normally fight over dominance, instead they leave and form their own packs. These words are more suited for wolves in zoos and the like, who being unrelated individuals, have the strict hierarchy and vie for dominance like it was once assumed that all wolves do.

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** Related, the use of the words alpha, beta, beta and omega in relation to wolves is considered outdated now, the logic being that these words imply a strict hierarchy where lower ranking wolves constantly vie for dominance, rather than the usually unchallenged family unit that a pack is. Wild wolves do not normally fight over dominance, instead they leave and form their own packs. These words are more suited for wolves in zoos and the like, who being unrelated individuals, have the strict hierarchy and vie for dominance like it was once assumed that all wolves do.



** There is also a slight tendency for some [[ShowTheirWork (but by no means all)]] Furry artists to presume that all mammals go about... certain activities… in ways similar to either [[MostWritersAreHuman Humans]] or [[AllAnimalsAreDogs Dogs,]] or at least how some people presume dogs to go about them (see above). Then again, an [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality Acceptable Break from Reality]], as when did RuleThirtyFour care about anatomical correctness even when it was just humans involved?

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** There is also a slight tendency for some [[ShowTheirWork (but by no means all)]] Furry artists to presume that all mammals go about... certain activities… activities... in ways similar to either [[MostWritersAreHuman Humans]] or [[AllAnimalsAreDogs Dogs,]] or at least how some people presume dogs to go about them (see above). Then again, an [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality Acceptable Break from Reality]], as when did RuleThirtyFour care about anatomical correctness even when it was just humans involved?



* Elephants and camels do not have "four knees". They have the same limb joints - shoulder, elbow and wrist in front; hip, knee and ankle in back - as every other mammal. They merely have thick callouses on the anterior sides of their wrists, which ''look'' something like their actual knees' surfaces.

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* Elephants and camels do not have "four knees". They have the same limb joints - -- shoulder, elbow and wrist in front; hip, knee and ankle in back - -- as with every other mammal. They merely have thick callouses on the anterior sides of their wrists, which ''look'' something like their actual knees' surfaces.



* An ad for Napa auto parts features a hunter crouched in the marsh with his gun and, instead of a regular hunting dog, he has a fluffy white Poodle with a pink bow in its hair. The tag line is, "Having the wrong auto part makes even less sense." This is absolutely hilarious to anyone who knows that ''Poodles were bred to be wetland hunting dogs'', and the dog doesn't care if it's white, fluffy, and wearing a ribbon: when there's a bird to be retrieved, ''it will be retrieved'', no matter the amount of mud involved. Also, those ribbons and poofs and whatnot that look so fancy are ''all'' relics of their hunting days - the ribbons were color-coded to their owners, and those poofs were ''originally'' for the purpose of keeping the dog's hair out of its eyes. Also, the poodle cut, now known for being the prissiest hairstyle one can give their dog, was actually designed to make it easier for the dogs to move through the wetlands, while still protecting vulnerable areas of the body like joints and their chest, which were essential to keep warmer and more protected. In the past, the poodle cut was the sign of a hardworking hunting dog, not a prissy lap pet.

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* An ad for Napa auto parts features a hunter crouched in the marsh with his gun and, instead of a regular hunting dog, he has a fluffy white Poodle with a pink bow in its hair. The tag line is, is: "Having the wrong auto part makes even less sense." This is absolutely hilarious to anyone who knows that ''Poodles were bred to be wetland hunting dogs'', and the dog doesn't care if it's white, fluffy, and wearing a ribbon: when there's a bird to be retrieved, ''it will be retrieved'', no matter the amount of mud involved. Also, those ribbons and poofs and whatnot that look so fancy are ''all'' relics of their hunting days - -- the ribbons were color-coded to their owners, and those poofs were ''originally'' for the purpose of keeping the dog's hair out of its eyes. Also, the poodle cut, now known for being the prissiest hairstyle one can give their dog, was actually designed to make it easier for the dogs to move through the wetlands, while still protecting vulnerable areas of the body like joints and their chest, which were essential to keep warmer and more protected. In the past, the poodle cut was the sign of a hardworking hunting dog, not a prissy lap pet.



* Before ''The Fairman Rogers Four-in-Hand'' painted between 1879-80, artists drew horses with highly unrealistic gaits. Horses in gallop were depicted with all four limbs extended off the ground. Once the earliest cameras were invented, people discovered that there was a moment in the horse's gallop where all four limbs were off the ground… but they're tucked under the body rather than extended outwards.

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* Before ''The Fairman Rogers Four-in-Hand'' painted between 1879-80, artists drew horses with highly unrealistic gaits. Horses in gallop were depicted with all four limbs extended off the ground. Once the earliest cameras were invented, people discovered that there was a moment in the horse's gallop where all four limbs were off the ground… ground... but they're tucked under the body rather than extended outwards.



* Many writers wishing to dramatise a transformation between human and animal forms choose to describe a molding-type process, as opposed to a puff of magic smoke. Faces lengthen, ribcages change shape, teeth sharpen - all ok. And then a joint turns over. All mammal joints actually are present in the human form - as the heel of the foot being the equivalent of a hock. No turn-overs would need to ever happen. Prevalent in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' FanFiction.

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* Many writers wishing to dramatise a transformation between human and animal forms choose to describe a molding-type process, as opposed to a puff of magic smoke. Faces lengthen, ribcages change shape, teeth sharpen - -- all ok. And then a joint turns over. All mammal joints actually are present in the human form - -- as the heel of the foot being the equivalent of a hock. No turn-overs would need to ever happen. Prevalent in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' FanFiction.



* In one episode of ''Series/{{QI}}'', Jimmy Carr claims that all native Australian mammals are marsupials, and Steven "corrects" him that they are therefore not mammals. Both are wrong - marsupials are indeed a subgroup of mammals, and there are non-marsupial mammals native to Australia such as monotremes (platypus and echidna), dingoes, bats, and various sea mammals.

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* In one episode of ''Series/{{QI}}'', Jimmy Carr claims that all native Australian mammals are marsupials, and Steven "corrects" him that they are therefore not mammals. Both are wrong - -- marsupials are indeed a subgroup of mammals, and there are non-marsupial mammals native to Australia such as monotremes (platypus and echidna), dingoes, bats, and various sea mammals.



* The flash clip ''[[http://www.weebls-stuff.com/songs/dugong/ Dugong]]'' begins with words 'Dugong, dugong it's a cow of the se-e-e-a. Dugong, dugong, also known as the manatee'. The problem is that dugong (''Dugong dugong'') and manatees (genus ''Trichechus'') are different animals. Furthermore, the song contains the phrase 'Compared to dolphin, its very close cousin...'. Dugong and dolphins are water mammals, but hardly 'very close cousins'. Manatees and dugongs (Sirenia) are more closely related to elephants and aardvarks than to dolphins, while cetaceans are closer to hippopotamuses and swine.

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* The flash clip ''[[http://www.weebls-stuff.com/songs/dugong/ Dugong]]'' begins with words 'Dugong, dugong it's a cow of the se-e-e-a. Dugong, dugong, also known as the manatee'. The problem is that dugong (''Dugong dugong'') and manatees (genus ''Trichechus'') are different animals. Furthermore, the song contains the phrase 'Compared "Compared to dolphin, its very close cousin...'.". Dugong and dolphins are water mammals, but hardly 'very close cousins'. Manatees and dugongs (Sirenia) are more closely related to elephants and aardvarks than to dolphins, while cetaceans are closer to hippopotamuses and swine.
15th Nov '17 11:06:59 PM Theriocephalus
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[[MostWritersAreHuman Most writers are mammals]], yet we still get some things wrong with mammals.

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[[MostWritersAreHuman Most writers are mammals]], yet we still get some things wrong with about mammals.
13th Nov '17 5:56:32 PM schoi30
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' has more than a few cases of inaccurate facts involving animals, despite it being an edutainment cartoon. For example hyenas are described as scavengers when they hunt just as much, if not more, than they scavenge (and we even see hyenas hunting in-series). Although there have been times when the show averts this, such as elephant herds being led by a female and having funerals when a member dies.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' has more than a few cases of inaccurate facts involving animals, despite it being an edutainment cartoon. For example hyenas are described as scavengers when they hunt just as much, if not more, than they scavenge (and we even see hyenas hunting in-series). Although there have been times when the show averts this, such as elephant herds being this. Namely the elephants are led by a female and having female, have funerals when a member dies.dies, communicate through infrasound, and are deathly afraid of bees.
13th Nov '17 5:53:30 PM schoi30
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' has more than a few cases of inaccurate facts involving animals, despite it being an edutainment cartoon. For example hyenas are described as scavengers when they hunt just as much, if not more, than they scavenge (and we even see hyenas hunting in-series).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' has more than a few cases of inaccurate facts involving animals, despite it being an edutainment cartoon. For example hyenas are described as scavengers when they hunt just as much, if not more, than they scavenge (and we even see hyenas hunting in-series). Although there have been times when the show averts this, such as elephant herds being led by a female and having funerals when a member dies.
13th Nov '17 5:50:50 PM schoi30
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People also draw male kangaroos with pouches, [[AnimalGenderBender which only the females possess]]; elephants drinking with their trunks instead of sucking up the liquid with their trunks and then squirting it into their mouths, like real elephants; rabbits with paw pads and wet button noses like a cat or a dog, as opposed to fur pads and "V"-shaped noses real rabbits have; and on and on.

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People also draw male kangaroos with pouches, [[AnimalGenderBender which only the females possess]]; elephants drinking with their trunks instead of sucking up the liquid with their trunks and then squirting it into their mouths, like real elephants; rabbits with paw pads and wet button noses like a cat or a dog, as opposed to fur pads padless paws and "V"-shaped noses real rabbits have; and on and on.
13th Nov '17 5:50:02 PM schoi30
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People also draw male kangaroos with pouches, [[AnimalGenderBender which only the females possess]]; elephants drinking with their trunks instead of sucking up the liquid with their trunks and then squirting it into their mouths, like real elephants; rabbits with paw pads which they lack in reality, and wet button noses like a cat or a dog as opposed to the "V"-shaped noses real rabbits have; and on and on.

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People also draw male kangaroos with pouches, [[AnimalGenderBender which only the females possess]]; elephants drinking with their trunks instead of sucking up the liquid with their trunks and then squirting it into their mouths, like real elephants; rabbits with paw pads which they lack in reality, and wet button noses like a cat or a dog dog, as opposed to the fur pads and "V"-shaped noses real rabbits have; and on and on.
13th Nov '17 5:47:14 PM schoi30
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People also draw male kangaroos with [[AnimalGenderBender pouches]]; elephants drinking with their trunks instead of sucking up the liquid with their trunks and then squirting it into their mouths, like real elephants; rabbits with paw pads which they lack in reality, and wet button noses like a cat or a dog as opposed to the "V"-shaped noses real rabbits have; and on and on.

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People also draw male kangaroos with pouches, [[AnimalGenderBender pouches]]; which only the females possess]]; elephants drinking with their trunks instead of sucking up the liquid with their trunks and then squirting it into their mouths, like real elephants; rabbits with paw pads which they lack in reality, and wet button noses like a cat or a dog as opposed to the "V"-shaped noses real rabbits have; and on and on.
13th Nov '17 5:46:35 PM schoi30
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People also draw male kangaroos with [[AnimalGenderBender pouches]]; elephants drinking with their trunks instead of sucking up the liquid with their trunks and then squirting it into their mouths, like real elephants; rabbits with paw pads and wet button noses like a cat or a dog; and on and on.

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People also draw male kangaroos with [[AnimalGenderBender pouches]]; elephants drinking with their trunks instead of sucking up the liquid with their trunks and then squirting it into their mouths, like real elephants; rabbits with paw pads which they lack in reality, and wet button noses like a cat or a dog; dog as opposed to the "V"-shaped noses real rabbits have; and on and on.
12th Nov '17 7:06:31 PM schoi30
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People also draw male kangaroos with [[AnimalGenderBender pouches]]; elephants drinking with their trunks instead of sucking up the liquid with their trunks and then squirting it into their mouths, like real elephants; rabbits with paw pads and wet button noses, neither of which real rabbits have; and on and on.

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People also draw male kangaroos with [[AnimalGenderBender pouches]]; elephants drinking with their trunks instead of sucking up the liquid with their trunks and then squirting it into their mouths, like real elephants; rabbits with paw pads and wet button noses, neither of which real rabbits have; noses like a cat or a dog; and on and on.
12th Nov '17 7:05:56 PM schoi30
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People also draw male kangaroos with [[AnimalGenderBender pouches]]; elephants drinking with their trunks instead of sucking up the liquid with their trunks and then squirting it into their mouths, like real elephants; rabbits with paw pads and wet button noses like a cat or a dog, neither of which real rabbits have; and on and on.

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People also draw male kangaroos with [[AnimalGenderBender pouches]]; elephants drinking with their trunks instead of sucking up the liquid with their trunks and then squirting it into their mouths, like real elephants; rabbits with paw pads and wet button noses like a cat or a dog, noses, neither of which real rabbits have; and on and on.
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