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Spot the mistakes!

Post: # 18715Post jwatson16202
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:24 pm

I know this is just from a local newspaper and hardly expected to be accurate, but I came across this looking for hints as to when I can expect to see ant nuptial flights this year and it made me laugh.

How many mistakes or just plain incorrect "facts" can you spot? :lol:

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/14624502.Brace_yourselves_____Flying_Ant_Day_is_coming/
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Re: Spot the mistakes!

Post: # 18718Post Martialis
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:35 pm

There doesn't seem to be an all of the above option...strange.
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Re: Spot the mistakes!

Post: # 18721Post jwatson16202
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:40 pm

I especially like the comment that ants will "miraculously sprout wings"
although the "male workers" reference is a close second.

Something tells me they either did not actually speak to the Royal Society of Biology, or they spoke to a dumbarse! :P

Edit: or didn't understand what they were told
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Re: Spot the mistakes!

Post: # 18727Post Martialis
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:46 pm

jwatson16202 wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:40 pm
I especially like the comment that ants will "miraculously sprout wings"
although the "male workers" reference is a close second.

Something tells me they either did not actually speak to the Royal Society of Biology, or they spoke to a dumbarse! :P

Edit: or didn't understand what they were told
Sounds about right. Nobody takes time to research now. :lol:
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Re: Spot the mistakes!

Post: # 18779Post Serafine
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:42 pm

Wow, this is actually a UK news page. It reads like an american one...

Well, not entirely. An american page would have probably titled something like "YOU DON'T WANNA HAVE THESE KILLERS IN YOUR BACKYARD!" or "PREPARE FOR DOOMSDAY - FLYING FIRE ANTS GONNA KILL US ALL!".
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Re: Spot the mistakes!

Post: # 18780Post Martialis
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:46 pm

Serafine wrote:
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:42 pm
Wow, this is actually a UK news page. It reads like an american one...

Well, not entirely. An american page would have probably titled something like "YOU DON'T WANNA HAVE THESE KILLERS IN YOUR BACKYARD!" or "PREPARE FOR DOOMSDAY - FLYING FIRE ANTS GONNA KILL US ALL!".
That's a stereotyped opinion. Only the non reputable ones are like that. Don't try to say there aren't news sources like that in Germany.
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Post: # 18784Post Serafine
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:05 pm

Not exactly that way. But we have a few ones with a strong tendency.
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Re: Spot the mistakes!

Post: # 18787Post jwatson16202
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:25 pm

I was just amused at the amount of incorrect information in it :P
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Re: Spot the mistakes!

Post: # 19143Post AntLove5Ever
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:33 pm

Yes yes, Im back from the dead.


But I like how they made it sound like it all happens on one day. Like every ant in the world one random day just poke their heads out and say "now seems as good a time as any other" and mate just like that. If it were like that IMAGINE the clouds of ants XD

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Re: Spot the mistakes!

Post: # 19144Post jwatson16202
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:11 pm

It would certainly make catching queens easier though :D
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