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6th Dec '15 5:09:45 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* Man is a mammal (and a primate).
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* Man is a mammal primate (and a primate). mammal).
2nd Dec '15 4:19:19 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* If a bit of sand or a stone gets inside an oyster's shell, it'll produce nacre around it and produce a pearl. [[note]]Oft-quoted, but false. It's a way of encapsulating a parasite, it's basically the prettiest sarcophagus in the world.[[/note]]
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* If a bit of sand or a stone gets inside an oyster's shell, it'll produce nacre around it and produce a pearl. [[note]]Oft-quoted, but false. It's a way of encapsulating a parasite, parasite; it's basically the prettiest sarcophagus in the world.[[/note]]
2nd Dec '15 2:23:43 AM Religion0
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Whenever certain animals are mentioned, works (especially educational ones) will feel the urge to say a certain fact about them. Oftentimes it's intended to sound like something surprising or fascinating, which in general it would be if you didn't hear it ''every time'' that animal was mentioned in ''every work''. With many SeldomSeenSpecies, their stock facts may be the ''only'' thing anyone (barring specialists) can ever say about them. See SomewhereThisIndexIsCrying if the stock "fact" about an animal is false. Can overlap with YouFailBiologyForever if it is ''clearly'' false. Occasionally a victim of ScienceMarchesOn.
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Whenever certain animals are mentioned, works (especially educational ones) will feel the urge to say a certain fact about them. Oftentimes it's intended to sound like something surprising or fascinating, which in general it would be if you didn't hear it ''every time'' that animal was mentioned in ''every work''. With many SeldomSeenSpecies, their stock facts may be the ''only'' thing anyone (barring specialists) can ever say about them. See SomewhereThisIndexIsCrying if the stock "fact" about an animal is false. Can overlap with YouFailBiologyForever if it is ''clearly'' false. Occasionally a A victim of ScienceMarchesOn. ScienceMarchesOn to the point that all of these facts should be taken with a grain of salt rather than believed outright.

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** Same for Praying Mantises, in the wild females do occasionally snack on the male if they are very hungry or stressed, but mostly they let him go.
2nd Dec '15 12:08:31 AM Religion0
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* If a bit of sand or a stone gets inside an oyster's shell, it'll produce nacre around it and produce a pearl.
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* If a bit of sand or a stone gets inside an oyster's shell, it'll produce nacre around it and produce a pearl. [[note]]Oft-quoted, but false. It's a way of encapsulating a parasite, it's basically the prettiest sarcophagus in the world.[[/note]]
23rd Oct '15 4:50:31 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* No one knows exactly how (non-bird) dinosaurs became extinct. (In fact the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cretaceous%E2%80%93Tertiary_extinction_event K-Pg extinction]] is really one of the better understood mass extinctions.) They were [[PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs probably]] killed by an asteroid impact.
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* No one knows exactly how (non-bird) dinosaurs became extinct. (In extinct (in fact the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cretaceous%E2%80%93Tertiary_extinction_event K-Pg extinction]] is really one of the better understood mass extinctions.) extinctions). They were [[PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs probably]] killed by an asteroid impact.

** ''Tyrannosaurus'' was the biggest carnivorous dinosaur. Now a victim of ScienceMarchesOn--the South American ''Giganotosaurus'' and North African ''Carcharodontosaurus'' and ''Spinosaurus'' were bigger in both length and mass.
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** ''Tyrannosaurus'' was the biggest carnivorous dinosaur. Now a victim of ScienceMarchesOn--the ScienceMarchesOn the South American ''Giganotosaurus'' and North African ''Carcharodontosaurus'' and ''Spinosaurus'' were bigger in both length and mass.

* ''Megalosaurus'' & ''Iguanodon'' were the first (non-bird) dinosaurs named.
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* ''Megalosaurus'' & ''Iguanodon'' were the first (non-bird) Mesozoic dinosaurs named.named. Both were long used as wastebaskets for fragmentary bones that are actually very different and belong elsewhere.
23rd Oct '15 4:43:17 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* Rats have toxic urine. (Not true if the rat has no diseases.)
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* Rats have toxic urine. (Not urine (not true if the rat has no diseases.) diseases). * The capybara is the largest rodent.

* Hyraxes are closely related to elephants.
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* Hyraxes are closely related to elephants.elephants and sea cows.
6th Oct '15 5:14:40 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* Man is a mammal (and a primate).
28th Sep '15 12:37:33 PM Spinosegnosaurus77
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** American vultures are more closely related to storks than to other raptors (very likely false).
21st Sep '15 3:43:59 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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** Flamingos resemble both storks and geese, resulting in confusion surrounding their relationships (ScienceMarchesOn, as molecular analyses are unanimous in uniting them with grebes).
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** Flamingos resemble both storks and geese, resulting in confusion surrounding their relationships (ScienceMarchesOn, as molecular analyses are unanimous in uniting unanimously unite them with grebes).

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** Flamingos resemble both storks and geese, resulting Prior to its extinction in confusion surrounding their relationships (ScienceMarchesOn, as molecular analyses are unanimous 1914, the passenger pigeon was the most common bird in uniting them with grebes).North America.
15th Aug '15 7:08:07 AM albertonykus
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* The ostrich is the largest living bird and lays the largest eggs of any living animal. No, it doesn't stick its head in the sand to avoid danger, instead it crouches close to the ground (also false, it runs). It can run really fast, and can kill a lion with a kick. Its eyes are actually larger than its brain and are the largest of any land animal.
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* The ostrich is the largest living bird and lays the largest eggs of any living animal. No, it doesn't stick its head in the sand to avoid danger, instead it crouches close to the ground (also false, it runs).or runs. It can run really fast, and can kill a lion with a kick. Its eyes are actually larger than its brain and are the largest of any land animal.
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