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5 Ridiculous Animal Myths That You Probably Believe

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Contrary to what you've been taught in every Tom and Jerry cartoon, mice don't actually love cheese, they're more drawn to foods with relatively high sugar content, such as grains and fruit. | alamy

Animals are one of those subjects particularly vulnerable to laughable misconceptions. Which is why even today you can hear somebody using the term "blind as a bat" even though bats can see.

But before you start quoting interesting animal facts that you actually got from a cartoon, get your facts straight first: Mice don't eat cheese, rabbits aren't hooked on carrots and you can't make two worms by cutting one in half.

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