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#160978 - 07/18/06 01:09 PM Re: What are some funny animals?
Anyone knows which animals are known for their sense of direction besides dogs or cats?
#160979 - 07/18/06 02:22 PM Re: What are some funny animals?
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Geese seem to know north and south.
#160980 - 07/18/06 02:42 PM Re: What are some funny animals?
Loc: lower upstate New York
As do most birds!!
Also, bats. And maybe whales or dolphins?
#160981 - 07/18/06 03:15 PM Re: What are some funny animals?
Loc: SE US
Looks like monetremes already got one hit, funny by design. Cows are funny in comics, and prairie dogs act funny. Talking kittycats are a riot (real ones, not in cartoons).
#160982 - 07/18/06 05:45 PM Re: What are some funny animals?
Iguanas are pretty strange characters.
From an article in the NY Times:Quote:
With a roll of the eyes and lethargic waddle, the iguana disappeared into the roadside mesquite thicket where it probably stashed its pack of cigarettes and beanbag ashtray.
#160983 - 07/18/06 07:06 PM Re: What are some funny animals?
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Someone did a documentary exploring humor. They compared male vs female (significant differences), different cultures (everybody has their own equivalent of the person-from-a-different-country/state/area/ethnicity-where-everyone-is-stupid joke), etc. They also told the same joke featuring various animals. I think the cow won for funniest animal but I can't remember for sure.
#160984 - 07/18/06 08:15 PM Re: What are some funny animals?
sense of direction
Butterflies and eels migrate._________________________
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#160985 - 07/19/06 06:33 AM Re: What are some funny animals?
meerkats are funny.
and lemurs. and especially John Cleese acting like a lemur._________________________
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#160986 - 07/19/06 09:35 AM Re: What are some funny animals?
Most migrating animals have a good sense of direction; elephants, caribou, etc.
Bees and wasps also have a good sense of direction, though they are not particularly funny.
Ants find their way back home, but I don't know if it is because they have a good sense of direction or only because they leave scent markers. If the scent markers are removed, can they still find their way back home?
Some people have fabulous sense of direction. My uncle could get plopped in the middle of the forest and he'd find his way back. It always amazed me that he'd just walk into the woods, in the wilds of the northern Laurentians, and eight or nine hours later, he'd come back out around the same place.
I know other people, on the other hand, who get lost if they turn two corners on a street.
#160987 - 07/20/06 01:17 AM Re: What are some funny animals?
I used to have a good sense of direction, but it seems to have disappeared since I came to Java (which is in the S. Hemisphere -- just)._________________________
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