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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Seacowboys, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Lemmings became the subject of a popular misconception that they commit mass suicide when they migrate. It is not a mass suicide, but the result of their migratory behavior. Driven by strong biological urges, some species of lemmings may migrate in large groups when population density becomes too great. Lemmings can swim and may choose to cross a body of water in search of a new habitat. In such cases, many may drown if the body of water is so wide as to stretch their physical capability to the limit. This fact, combined with the unexplained fluctuations in the population of Norwegian lemmings, gave rise to the misconception.[9]
    The misconception of lemming "mass suicide" is long-standing and has been popularized by a number of factors. In 1955, Disney Studioillustrator Carl Barks drew an Uncle Scrooge adventure comic with the title "The Lemming with the Locket". This comic, which was inspired by a 1953 American Mercury article, showed massive numbers of lemmings jumping over Norwegian cliffs.[10][11] Even more influential was the 1958 Disney film White Wilderness, which won an Academy Award for Documentary Feature, in which staged footage was shown with lemmings jumping into certain death after faked scenes of mass migration.[12] A Canadian Broadcasting Corporationdocumentary, Cruel Camera, found the lemmings used for White Wilderness were flown from Hudson Bay to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where they did not jump off the cliff, but were in fact launched off the cliff using a turntable.[13]
    This same act was also used in the Apple Computer 1985 Super Bowl commercial "Lemmings" and the popular 1991 video gameLemmings, in which the player must stop the lemmings from mindlessly marching over cliffs or into traps. In a 2010 board game by GMT games, "Leaping Lemmings", players must maneuver lemmings across a board while avoiding hazards, and successfully launch them off a cliff.
    Damn! And just when I thought that there might be a viable solution to the Liberal Agenda...
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  2. VisuTrac

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  3. Icefoot

    Icefoot Monkey+

    Launching liberals off a cliff sounds like a viable solution. Complete with shipping them to the cliff...
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