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« on: 03/08/2007 11:16:26 »
I like a nice clear overview of what's occuring, don't you?

Anyway, this was something I'd thought of but was reminded of yesterday by Paul's thread. There are many things in nature that appear similar, but are actually different. SO I thought we could post the things that are similar, and then try to find out what their differences are. Confused? Hmmmnn. So, Frogs and toads. We haven't had an answer yet but perhaps soon. Here's a couple or so for starters.....

Crocodiles, alligators, caimans

Mushrooms/toadstools

Moths/butterflies

bears/koalas/pandas

Lets get a few more, and then start posting their differences.......
« Last Edit: 06/08/2007 08:17:56 by dentstudent »


 

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« Reply #1 on: 03/08/2007 17:40:03 »
monkeys /gorillas/apes/
 

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« Reply #2 on: 03/08/2007 18:58:27 »
Gas planets and terrestrial planets
 

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« Reply #3 on: 03/08/2007 19:29:58 »
cats/lions/tigers
 

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« Reply #4 on: 03/08/2007 19:51:35 »
cats/lions/tigers

Ligers and tigons.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 04/08/2007 12:47:48 »
Oops. See Science ain't my thing. I thought they were all feline.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 06/08/2007 08:12:38 »
Doves and pigeons
 

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« Reply #7 on: 06/08/2007 08:17:03 »
Alligators and crocodiles
 

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« Reply #8 on: 06/08/2007 08:18:53 »
Crocodiles, alligators, caimans

Alligators and crocodiles

Very similiar! ;)
 

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« Reply #9 on: 06/08/2007 08:26:36 »
Whoops I missed that one sorry!

Chameleons and Iguanas
« Last Edit: 06/08/2007 09:35:18 by chris »
 

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« Reply #10 on: 06/08/2007 15:05:16 »
Karen..Why does it say last edited by Chris in your post?
 

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« Reply #11 on: 06/08/2007 16:15:07 »
Because it happens. Although I believe that is exactly what I said. I have done that reading posts and bumped the edit on someones post and not changed anything, but had it be purely an accident, maybe I spelled something wrong as I often do.. and as I recall, I was having a great deal of trouble on that particular post with the spell check! LOL
 

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« Reply #12 on: 06/08/2007 19:27:59 »
That's just different. I was searching the forum before I left and I found somemore like that. It's wierd. I see I see!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 06/08/2007 23:59:35 »
Good! No biggie!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 07/08/2007 01:04:25 »
Horses & donkeys
Microsoft software & a dysfunctional chemical toilet  :D
 

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« Reply #15 on: 07/08/2007 01:44:33 »
LOL LOL Really similar!
 

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« Reply #16 on: 07/08/2007 06:45:01 »
things that kill plants and me...
 

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« Reply #17 on: 07/08/2007 08:08:25 »
Karen..Why does it say last edited by Chris in your post?
It was a spelling error - I think Karen put camelions, though what a big cat with a hump has to do with anything I don't know!
 

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« Reply #18 on: 07/08/2007 09:51:59 »
Karen..Why does it say last edited by Chris in your post?
It was a spelling error - I think Karen put camelions, though what a big cat with a hump has to do with anything I don't know!

If you were a lion, you'd get the hump if someone called you a camel  :D
 

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« Reply #19 on: 07/08/2007 14:13:29 »
Karen..Why does it say last edited by Chris in your post?
It was a spelling error - I think Karen put camelions, though what a big cat with a hump has to do with anything I don't know!

Thanks for the info. Now I"m going  to ban myself from this thread. LoL.
 

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« Reply #20 on: 07/08/2007 17:36:58 »
Oops. See Science ain't my thing. I thought they were all feline.

If you mean ligers and tigons, they are feline.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 07/08/2007 18:54:38 »
I thought Liger was a now-defunkt French F1 team  ???
 

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« Reply #22 on: 07/08/2007 20:05:37 »
I thought Liger was a now-defunkt French F1 team  ???

Both ligers and tigons are tiger/lion crosses, but liger has a lion for a father, and tiger for a mother, while a tigon is the converse.
 

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« Reply #23 on: 07/08/2007 20:28:47 »
Oops. See Science ain't my thing. I thought they were all feline.

If you mean ligers and tigons, they are feline.

Then why don't a household cat count? Because it is domesticated?
 

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« Reply #24 on: 07/08/2007 20:45:28 »
Oops. See Science ain't my thing. I thought they were all feline.

If you mean ligers and tigons, they are feline.

Then why don't a household cat count? Because it is domesticated?

Not sure that anybody said they do or don't count - difficult to know who set the roles for this thread - the person who set the rules had better set a judge to adjudicate upon those rules :D
 

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