Lemmings

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“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. A Canadian Broadcasting Corporation documentary, 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 forced off the cliff by the camera crew.”

From the Wikipedia entry “Lemming”

[RANDOM] Non-creative vs Creative

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You know how to tell a person with underdeveloped creative skills from one that “is creative”? The former has no problem presenting the initiatives of others as their own because (a) they believe that’s what everyone else does because (b) good ideas are effortless, you just pull them out of your ass, “anyone can do it”, and/or they come from magic that people don’t merit but have been “gifted” with at birth.

Explain a bird flying

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You show someone a film of a bird flying and a picture of a plane. But when you try to explain, that someone leaves you in mid sentence and runs off to leap from a cliff frenetically flapping their arms. #FacePalm

on keeping grudges

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As a general rule, those most vocal about promoting forgiveness and critical of people who keep grudges tend to be the ones who end up banking most on doing wrong and getting away with it.