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322793.  Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:56 am Reply with quote

It says in the QIBOGI that lemmings don't just randomly commit mass suicide by jumping off cliffs en masse.

I have a woefully misguided friend who believes this wikipedia article:

Please help me convince him of the truth!

322819.  Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:30 am Reply with quote

I can't help you with that, but...

"I'm a bit lemming-like, aren't I?"

"Only in the sense that you're small, furry and attractive."

Well someone had to do it (:

322954.  Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:58 am Reply with quote

is that monty python?

322983.  Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:12 am Reply with quote

No, it's some dialgue from a little-known panel game with the initials I and Q somewhere in the title.
If you need any more help, look around you.

323038.  Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:55 am Reply with quote

Supermarket Squick

323055.  Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:08 pm Reply with quote

You could show him this.

323245.  Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:56 pm Reply with quote

i will. thanks ali! (that's twice today! you're good!)

Sadurian Mike
323347.  Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:08 pm Reply with quote

I seem to recall reading that the lemmings were pushed over fake cliffs with brooms. It is a lovely image that has stuck with me for ages.

323433.  Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:22 pm Reply with quote

I'm not sure I really understand the problem here, as the wiki article you link to does also say that this is a myth. It doesn't originate with the Disney film, though; I have a copy of the Children's Encyclopedia from the 1930s which reports it as fact.

323480.  Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:44 am Reply with quote

the problem is that my friend is convinced that the lemmings "get an urge to throw themselves off the cliffs and then any survivors swim around until they drown"

I'm trying to convince him otherwise

323532.  Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:18 am Reply with quote

But you said he believes the wikipedia article, and that article clearly states that the suicide thing is a myth.


323726.  Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:54 am Reply with quote

hmmm... perhaps he didn't see that it says it's a myth. i'll tell him that.

Sadurian Mike
325076.  Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:35 pm Reply with quote

If they are aiming for the sea at the bottom of the cliffs, it is hard to see how they could myth at all.

325680.  Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:41 pm Reply with quote

<silently hands Mike his coat>

Sadurian Mike
325695.  Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:51 pm Reply with quote


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