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10 Animal Myths That We've All Believed For Too Long That Aren't Actually True

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The fact that we can't verbally communicate with animals is a sign that we don't know everything there is to know about them. Animals can't explain the way they view and live in the world, and neither can you to them.

Thanks to science, we've discovered that there are many misconceptions. We've been fed false information that we've shared to friends and family members, and now it's time to forget these common myths and spread the truth to the people around us.

10. Dogs and cats are colorblind.

Our furry little friends are not living in a black and white world. Although their vision is not the same as us, it doesn't mean they don't see color at all. In fact, cats and dogs can see better in low-lighting. Colors appear differently in the eyes of both animals. For example, red and pink look more like green to cats.

9. Beaver butt secretions can be found in vanilla ice cream.

Let's set it straight. The friend or family member who tried to convince you that there's anal goo in your food probably did a good job because they believed in this myth as well. The secretion known as castoreum, which is taken from a beaver's anal gland, is not used in flavorings or perfumes. Isolating these secretions are too expensive anyway.  

8. Bulls hate the color red.

It's not the red they hate, it's the annoying human trying to get their attention. Bulls are trained by humans to charge at moving objects, but this isn't in their nature. Of course, any animal that feels threatened will not stand there passively.

7. Elephants stomp loudly.

Take it as a compliment if someone says you stomp like an elephant. Despite their large body mass, elephants walk very quietly. They walk using the tips of their toes, and their feet are also designed like a soft pillow.

6. Touching a frog or a toad can give you warts.

Just because frogs and toads are slimy and have bumps on their body doesn't mean they're the reason for why we get these nasty lumps. The HPV (human papillomavirus) is the cause of this ailment. So feel free to touch the amphibian, but be wary of touching someone's hand that looks like it's been infected by the virus.

You've probably been believing in all these next 5 myths as well!

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