8 Things People Get Wrong About Animals

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If you watched a lot of cartoons as a kid, chances are you picked up some common animal stereotypes like "cats love milk!" or "bears can't get enough of that sweet, sweet honey!" What if we told you that everything cartoons taught you is a lie!
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Sources:
Bears
ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=24145
www.bear.org/website/bear-pages/black-bear/foraging-a-foods/206-what-do-bears-like-to-eat-in-a-beehive.html
www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/hot_topics/2017/pdf/09%20all_about_honey.pdf
www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=wildlifenews.view_article&articles_id=371
articles.extension.org/pages/21751/bee-brood-basic-bee-biology-for-beekeepers
defenders.org/grizzly-bear/basic-facts
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6998737
www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/a/american-black-bear/
Cats
www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/whats-the-deal-with-cats-and-milk
www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lactose-intolerance/symptoms-causes/syc-20374232
www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/lactose-intolerance
emedicine.medscape.com/article/187249-overview#a5
Elephant
people.duke.edu/~kksmith/papers/Kier_Smith_1985.pdf
disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/09/wildlife-wednesdays-do-elephants-drink-through-their-trunks-this-and-other-questions-answered-on-elephant-awareness-day-september-26-at-disneys-animal-kingdom/
elephantconservation.org/elephants/25-things-you-might-not-know-about-elephants/
www.asianelephantresearch.com/about-elephant-anatomy-and-biology-p2.php
Rabbits
www.bio.miami.edu/hare/diet.html
mentalfloss.com/article/62598/do-rabbits-really-love-carrots
bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1756-0500-7-942
www.mspca.org/angell_services/cecal-dysbiosis-in-house-rabbits-what-the-hay/
www.bio.miami.edu/hare/poop.html
Ducks
www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/16/dont-feed-the-ducks-bread-say-conservationists
www.huffingtonpost.ca/the-nature-conservancy-of-canada/feeding-bread-to-birds_b_11259694.html
www.popsci.com/feeding-ducks-bread
www.livescience.com/47031-dont-feed-the-birds.html
lafeber.com/vet/waterfowl-diseases-a-cheat-sheet/#wing
www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1647/1082-6742%282006%2920%5B21%3ABVDOTD%5D2.0.CO%3B2?journalCode=avms&
Ostriches
kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/nature/animal-myths-busted/
mentalfloss.com/article/56176/why-do-ostriches-stick-their-heads-sand
animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/ostrich
www.audubon.org/news/incubating-bird-eggs-more-complex-you-think
Porcupines
www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/group/porcupines/
blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2012/12/11/why-porcupine-quills-slide-in-with-ease-but-come-out-with-difficulty/#.Wib7WVVKvIU
Bats
batconservation.org/learn/myths-and-facts-about-bats/
usfwsnortheast.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/spookybats/
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141031-bats-myths-vampires-animals-science-halloween/
www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-do-bats-echolocate-an/
Images:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Angelwing.jpg

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  1. Consuelo Mago
    Consuelo Mago
    Ditë më parë

    2776⁵69

  2. Noriel Sylvire
    Noriel Sylvire
    3 ditë më parë

    What do you mean deary loving humans are the weird ones? Excuse me but milk is DELICIOUS. Proven wrong

  3. QueenofSilence101
    QueenofSilence101
    14 ditë më parë

    Our cat: - Licks residual soymilk from my bowl after I finish my oatmeal. - Licks a bit of coconut milk yogurt off the edge of the container after I finish it. - Licks regular dairy, like ice cream and yogurt. She's never gotten sick from all this stuff. I don't know why she does this, especially since non-dairy products are _probably_ not good for cats. She's just a weird cat.

  4. Nick Cosimano
    Nick Cosimano
    15 ditë më parë

    You forgot lions don’t live in jungles

  5. Terry Boot
    Terry Boot
    16 ditë më parë

    Only 8?

  6. aviahikaru
    aviahikaru
    22 ditë më parë

    i used to live in an apartment building where one of the tenants had a cat that would visit my apartment via the fire escape. one day, i saw my roommate giving it a dish of milk. apparently, he had been doing this for a while and would keep milk in the fridge just for the cat. when i told him that cats shouldn't drink milk, he looked at me like i was crazy, like "what are you talking about? of course cats drink milk." that cat was probably going back home to its owner with seemingly random diarrhea for months.

  7. Drew M
    Drew M
    22 ditë më parë

    I mean it's way less efficient and smooth as drinking through the mouth but we CAN drink through the nose, but depending on what it is, it probably won't feel good in your nose.

  8. Old Fogey
    Old Fogey
    25 ditë më parë

    I had a bat. Hit my head one day in a darkened tunnel! So much for seeing me or echo location!

  9. James Mitchell
    James Mitchell
    28 ditë më parë

    I heard grapes were a good alternative food for ducks

  10. James Mitchell
    James Mitchell
    28 ditë më parë

    I’m so glad we don’t need to eat our poop

  11. Erwin Hun
    Erwin Hun
    28 ditë më parë

    Every time I start a SciShow video I'm prepared to forward 10 seconds because of those intrusive SkillShare ads

  12. Bunnydog Aka Madeline
    Bunnydog Aka Madeline
    29 ditë më parë

    The milk part is confusing because we are humans so why do we drink cow milk

  13. Erectar Denara
    Erectar Denara
    Muaj më parë

    A quick point about rabbits : It is very true that carrots aren't part of a rabbit's main diet, but they still like it as an occasionnal treat and comfort helper. See, rabbits (like all rodents) have permanently growing incisors, thus they need to use them constantly to prevent them from overgrowing. Carrots can help because... Well, they're hard when raw, so a rabbit munching on a carrot can be beneficial in maintaining it's tooth health. But as stated in this video : they're an OCCASIONNAL treat, give too much carrots to a rabbit and he'll end up sick.

  14. Agafitei Alexandru
    Agafitei Alexandru
    Muaj më parë

    Don't know about that number 7, never heard of it

  15. Virtual Victory VD
    Virtual Victory VD
    Muaj më parë

    This guy looks like they microwaved smart humpty

  16. H. 169
    H. 169
    Muaj më parë

    I'm relieved, no surprising new stuff for me. Though i'd like to know where myths like porcupines shooting their needles come from.

  17. Bhutwheyt Therismor
    Bhutwheyt Therismor
    Muaj më parë

    I can drink through my nose, idk why an elephant couldn't.

  18. Dylan Cakes
    Dylan Cakes
    Muaj më parë

    carbs>>> into fat.

  19. HalfBakedFishing
    HalfBakedFishing
    Muaj më parë

    Thank you for mentioning not feeding bread to birds!!! I've been trying to tell people about that around here, but they just get mad and ignore me. One pond in particular gets people DAILY bringing bread and cereal for them....A massive amount of ducks, pigeons, geese and even gulls all inhabit that place.

  20. Darrin s
    Darrin s
    Muaj më parë

    Yo that makes me sad I just saw today a bunch of people who dumped a whole bag of bread into a pond for a turtle, also because of the microbes

  21. ky sputnik
    ky sputnik
    Muaj më parë

    so you saying cats and mouse don’t whack each others head with baseball bats?🤔

  22. Heitor Souza de Moura
    Heitor Souza de Moura
    Muaj më parë

    Not Very usevel for mee on South america

  23. Big Sister
    Big Sister
    Muaj më parë

    The most popular myth in Russia about animals is that the hedgehogs eat apples and mushrooms)

  24. Your friendly neighbourhood b2 super battle droid.
    Your friendly neighbourhood b2 super battle droid.
    Muaj më parë

    How do you know Pooh is a bear? And not a furry obsessed with honey?

  25. RB
    RB
    Muaj më parë

    Misconception #1. Short sleeve button-ups look good on human men.

  26. Aibrean Corvid Shular
    Aibrean Corvid Shular
    Muaj më parë

    Does anyone know why this guy looks way more adult in that button down plaid shirt, than he does in a t-shirt?

  27. Gustave The Nile croc
    Gustave The Nile croc
    Muaj më parë

    Humans are animals please stop saying humans are different then animals therian’s shouldn’t exist our ancestors were similar to monkeys plus we’re great apes people say gorillas are animals and there great apes too

  28. denis ashby
    denis ashby
    Muaj më parë

    What I learned from this video, rabbits don't eat carrots but they re-eat their food to digest more nutrients, instead of you know getting more nutrients by eating more food

  29. Jonathan poupart
    Jonathan poupart
    Muaj më parë

    "Um, actually *pushes glasses up* bears don't strictly speaking hibernate..."

  30. Miguel Albarran
    Miguel Albarran
    Muaj më parë

    The petite pajama biologically meddle because action prominently grip on a nippy turkish. parched, heavenly heavy hellish gallon

  31. Savage Ink Studios
    Savage Ink Studios
    Muaj më parë

    Ya got me. I didn't know the ostritch one.

  32. Caroljo 420
    Caroljo 420
    Muaj më parë

    I didn't learn anything new, but that because I've been a science geek my whole life.

  33. Visfor Vegan
    Visfor Vegan
    Muaj më parë

    Notice he didn't mention tortoises and hares. That's because that's not a myth. I've seen the races right here on ALfirst. The tortoises win every time.

  34. Pamela Mays
    Pamela Mays
    2 muaj më parë

    Childhood shattered!

  35. Pandora Thompson
    Pandora Thompson
    2 muaj më parë

    A bat did fly into my brothers forehead one time though 😂 both were all right but stunned

  36. Cole
    Cole
    2 muaj më parë

    None of these surprised me. This means I have outgrown Science youtube and know all there is to be known

  37. Stefan Dingenouts
    Stefan Dingenouts
    2 muaj më parë

    So... did anyone actually believe any of these things?

  38. Kal Yelle
    Kal Yelle
    2 muaj më parë

    My cat actually never lost his ability to digest lactose, which happens for a small minority of cats. He goes crazy over milk, and I'll give him a wee bit when I eat cereal. Vet said that small amount is just fine as long as it doesn't give him diarrhea, and it just makes him so happy :')

  39. KAPTYN KAVMAN
    KAPTYN KAVMAN
    2 muaj më parë

    I would take half of this with a grain of salt

  40. David Sander
    David Sander
    2 muaj më parë

    Markipliers autistic brother

  41. Jenny Jen
    Jenny Jen
    2 muaj më parë

    Bread is actually kind of terrible for people too....

  42. Ron Hartley
    Ron Hartley
    3 muaj më parë

    Huh! Whoda thunk it??!!?

  43. Eric Sacks
    Eric Sacks
    3 muaj më parë

    I had "it" with a kitten once to please Satan

  44. ShatnerLover
    ShatnerLover
    4 muaj më parë

    My cats are obsessed with milk and I have to guard my cereal bowl.

  45. ShatnerLover
    ShatnerLover
    4 muaj më parë

    I have a friend who always believed bears love honey because of Pooh. She sang the Pooh song to prove it hahahaha

  46. Sapphiregriffin
    Sapphiregriffin
    4 muaj më parë

    by a parent's mammary glands? You realize that only mothers can produce milk right?

  47. I. Warren Hastings
    I. Warren Hastings
    4 muaj më parë

    I don't recall the length of my hair at the time, but last year I was walking a pitch black forest trail, and a little bitty bat straight t-boned the broad side of my head!

  48. Kenneth Flores
    Kenneth Flores
    4 muaj më parë

    And why do rabbit poop and eat there own poop

  49. Rachiu de Pruna
    Rachiu de Pruna
    4 muaj më parë

    Who is here in 2020?

  50. unknown mindyourown
    unknown mindyourown
    5 muaj më parë

    Oh right of course “millions of years of evolution” that stupid idea hasn’t died down yet has it?

  51. Daniel Wood
    Daniel Wood
    5 muaj më parë

    Birds getting picked off from Angel wind is a good thing because they’ll be less likely to spread their genes meaning the birds that don’t get Angel wing will have better chance to spread their genes and their babies won’t get Angel wing. Science

  52. Tinnut
    Tinnut
    7 muaj më parë

    Bruh my biology tea her told me bats are blind so they did their job wrong

  53. Jack Handy
    Jack Handy
    7 muaj më parë

    Dude who broke ur nose?!!

  54. ElLenadorLA
    ElLenadorLA
    7 muaj më parë

    Damnit, I already knew all of this....I'm getting way to nerdy.....

  55. Mary Ann Bittle
    Mary Ann Bittle
    7 muaj më parë

    Yeah, not a bit of this was news to me. 😄 I'm the person at the park who tells people to STOP feeding the ducks and geese bread. Then, most people just start back up when I am out of their view. 🙄 ~sigh~

  56. Danilssa Hernandez
    Danilssa Hernandez
    8 muaj më parë

    I remember going to the park with my boyfriend and calmly explaining to a family that they can't feed the birds bread and instead should use the 25 cent food machines that have food made for the ducks. That ended in us almost throwing fists at each other. They refused to listen and kept feeding bread to the ducks. Assholes.

  57. missquprison
    missquprison
    8 muaj më parë

    I always told my mom to not feed my cat with milk, but she never listened. Now my cat is roughly 14yo and refuses to drink water ever

  58. sagacious03
    sagacious03
    8 muaj më parë

    Neat! Thanks for uploading!

  59. Karlynn 77
    Karlynn 77
    8 muaj më parë

    You forgot about how easily a coyote can outrun a roadrunner...

  60. Samantha Bailey
    Samantha Bailey
    8 muaj më parë

    Thank you

  61. Snoo Chen
    Snoo Chen
    8 muaj më parë

    I tried drinking with my nose.

  62. kaihtheloner
    kaihtheloner
    8 muaj më parë

    I feed my hens bread all the time 🤣 I’m stopping now.

  63. Zoe Boyd
    Zoe Boyd
    8 muaj më parë

    Hey! Did you know that when the North American Porcupine's quills get lodged inside your skin and stuff, if you ever get into this situation, please take note of my tip! So, wherever these quills are stuck inside, whether it be your pet, or you, if you cut off the tip of the quill then it releases all the pressure inside it, they are hollow so they are filled with air. It helps them come out, and it won't hurt as much.😁

  64. Dez Mak
    Dez Mak
    8 muaj më parë

    Item #2 was an eye-opener for me, but makes sense.

  65. It'sThatOneChickAgain CallThePoPo
    It'sThatOneChickAgain CallThePoPo
    8 muaj më parë

    I learned that Looney toons lied to me when I got a bunny...

  66. Tim Schulze
    Tim Schulze
    8 muaj më parë

    What about mice eating cheese?

  67. Italian Thanos
    Italian Thanos
    8 muaj më parë

    Wait do most people not love drinking milk?

  68. Inorite
    Inorite
    9 muaj më parë

    Awwwwwwe yeessssss! Mother Fn bread crumbs!

  69. Carewolf
    Carewolf
    9 muaj më parë

    No animal sees as well as humans. It is mostly a brain issue.

  70. Holly
    Holly
    9 muaj më parë

    ary people rly that stupid to beliebe such stuff `? where they learn that ? is that an american thing ? for me this video is like teaching me how to breathe ,... jaeh i know thanks xD

  71. Robert ma
    Robert ma
    9 muaj më parë

    There are signs at the local mairna saying not to feed the ducks, and why. Of course, people don't pay attention. And if you tell them yourself they jus say "ahh, whatever." It's infuriating. They are doing harm to the ducks, and now they are so used to humans that they have no fear, and they can get vicious. Then there's the poop that is simply all over the place. The tai chi circle where people practice has to swept because of it. There should be fines or something if you are seen doing it. It's so bad all around. It's frustrating as hell when you tell people, and they don't care, or they think you're just being hysterical.

  72. kyle
    kyle
    9 muaj më parë

    1/3 of all people are fully lactose tolerant.. So 1 in 3 isn't that weird

  73. Rick James
    Rick James
    9 muaj më parë

    I like watching these videos but many times they can be picked apart. Like anyone who hears you discourage milk for felines and say something like "stick to kibbles" smh. Dehydrated catfood is neither natural nor health for cats 🐈 same thing goes for dogs 🐕. And no one feeds cats milk as a meal staple so they digest it without any complications and infact is clinically proven to be beneficial as it is with many other mamals. And the bear thing, the larvaes is not what attracts bears, you can place a bucket full of them and a bucket of honey 5ft away and see for yourself which one the bear goes for. The protein is only a part or the reward process, they seek sugary foods aggressively because it provides them with enough energy in the spring(which is when larvae are small btw) to seek significant sources of protein as they metastasize Fructose from the honey 🍯 faster than they do other food sources.

  74. Scott Cameron
    Scott Cameron
    9 muaj më parë

    I learned many things.

  75. Tony Midyett
    Tony Midyett
    9 muaj më parë

    Despite what Donald and Daffy taught us, ducks are not especially grouchy.

  76. IAM3GION
    IAM3GION
    9 muaj më parë

    Animal facts are cool and all but you also learned that diarrhea is caused by the body using more water to flush out harmful molecules. Which is also very neat and makes a lot of sense

  77. Tigerz
    Tigerz
    9 muaj më parë

    Wow nothing in this video was original or unknown!!!! My 5th grade teacher in early 90s stated all this!!! Sad sad sad 😥 😞

  78. Heather Liden
    Heather Liden
    9 muaj më parë

    Actually, kibble is also terrible for cats. One, because most of it is composed of grains and cats are obligate carnivores. They don't have the ability to digest massive quantities of grain or vegetable matter and having to do so harms them, setting them up for disease. Also, they're meant to get most of their water from the prey animals they eat. When they eat dry kibble instead, they tend to be dehydrated. Canned food with no grains or better yet, raw meat (whole prey, not just muscle) is the way for healthy cats. Just because the cat food manufacturers say it's healthy doesn't make it so.

  79. Arnie Calang
    Arnie Calang
    9 muaj më parë

    the image of a huge ostrich trying to blend into the surroundings is just too stupidly funny it made me giggle for 5 mins

  80. Squids
    Squids
    9 muaj më parë

    Rabbits have been seen eating the leafy bits/the plant part on a carrot, rarely they will eat roots. However, domestic rabbits will pretty much eat anything you hand them. My rabbit has stolen my bag of chips before and ate a few before I could grab back. She will turn her nose at carrots though. They're like sugar water to rabbits.

  81. Braden Douglas
    Braden Douglas
    9 muaj më parë

    How dare you refer to brown bears as grizzly bears?! This is a channel of science! Unless of course you were only talking about the one subspecies of brown bears.

  82. itzybitzyspyder tv
    itzybitzyspyder tv
    9 muaj më parë

    You CAN drink through your nose.

  83. bruce wilcox
    bruce wilcox
    9 muaj më parë

    Bears don’t hibernate

  84. Sebastien H
    Sebastien H
    9 muaj më parë

    MILK is for BABIES - that is true for all species, including humans. Milk is not good for our adult needs. (Too much fat and calcium is better provided by other sources)

  85. Janafal Fallensky
    Janafal Fallensky
    9 muaj më parë

    11. Mouse Deer Intelligent

  86. shellie c
    shellie c
    10 muaj më parë

    2 years ago in the town where I lived, signs were put up telling people to stop feeding the ducks bread. That year most of the ducks died from starvation. The following year they put new signs up saying 'please feed us bread again!' The sign also stated that eventhough bread isn't the healthiest for ducks its better than having no food at all.

  87. nekoeko500
    nekoeko500
    10 muaj më parë

    Dad talking to child in early 22nd century -"your grand grand grandfather was a cowboy, he used these to punch cows in the head when cows didn't listen" -"wow! That sounds wild" - they didn't call it wild west for nothing kid.

  88. T. Martin
    T. Martin
    10 muaj më parë

    My arrogant self watched this 100% sure I knew most (or all). #1!..... Oh, I didn't know that....

  89. San dro
    San dro
    10 muaj më parë

    Bet bread is just as unhealthy for humans.

  90. Brett S.
    Brett S.
    10 muaj më parë

    I've been bitten by two different ostriches. They are dicks.

  91. Mark Ward
    Mark Ward
    10 muaj më parë

    These comments are great . I can't finish the video as I am too busy with the comments . Thanks 😂😂😂

  92. Shark Launcher
    Shark Launcher
    10 muaj më parë

    Do fish live in mufflers

  93. Gary Robinson
    Gary Robinson
    10 muaj më parë

    #2 made me get a glass of milk.

  94. Sophie June
    Sophie June
    10 muaj më parë

    The park I went to as a kid only let you feed ducks corn and they would cut off feeding if the ducks were eating too much. I wish I could get people where I live now to stop feeding the ducks, there are signs that say not to and you can be fined but they do it anyway. Ugh. Also, I knew all of these.

  95. Draconic Plays
    Draconic Plays
    10 muaj më parë

    about ducks and gooses they love kale too

  96. freeminded7
    freeminded7
    10 muaj më parë

    Protein doesn’t get stored though.

  97. The Watchful Hunter
    The Watchful Hunter
    10 muaj më parë

    Milk is for babies. Capitalism rewards farmers for using cows to steal their milk and sell it to people who should not be drinking a cow's milk meant for its calves....because we are adult people.

  98. Allison D.
    Allison D.
    10 muaj më parë

    I actually didn’t know the ostrich one, but I knew most of the other ones.

  99. xXMountain DewXx
    xXMountain DewXx
    10 muaj më parë

    If you give your cat milk, your kitten turns into a shitten

  100. Piet Jansen
    Piet Jansen
    10 muaj më parë

    My theory why they give cats milk in cartoons, it is easier to illustrate than water.

    1. dancepiglover
      dancepiglover
      10 muaj më parë

      I wonder if cats were sometimes seen near milk bottles sitting outside that used to be delivered.