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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.......
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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
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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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« Reply #25 on: 07/08/2007 20:47:52 »
I thought Liger was a now-defunkt French F1 team  [???]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ligier
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Ligier is a French automobile maker created by former racing driver and rugby player Guy Ligier.

Note: liger ≠ ligier
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« Reply #26 on: 07/08/2007 20:50:37 »
Actually George you said it wasn't right!! LoL!

cats/lions/tigers

Ligers and tigons.


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« Reply #27 on: 07/08/2007 20:58:58 »
I think some of you are getting a little confused...........well, that's they way it looks to me.........although it could be me who is confused..........darn, you've confused me


Microsoft software & a dysfunctional chemical toilet  [:D]

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« Reply #28 on: 07/08/2007 21:00:30 »
Microsoft software & a dysfunctional chemical toilet  [:D]

Mircosoft ain't that bad..LoL.

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« Reply #29 on: 08/08/2007 00:58:03 »
Microsoft software & a dysfunctional chemical toilet  [:D]

Mircosoft ain't that bad..LoL.



It's overweight, slow, bug-ridden, crashes more often than Eval Kneival (sp?), flies in the face of standardisation, the bits don't talk to each other properly, easy to hack into... but I suppose being young, & raised on a diet of Microsoft with everything, you don't know any different.
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« Reply #30 on: 08/08/2007 01:43:30 »
Because it was what you look up on the internet Doc..LoL. Mine don't have that problem :). LoL.

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« Reply #31 on: 08/08/2007 02:58:33 »
Actually George you said it wasn't right!! LoL!

cats/lions/tigers

Ligers and tigons.


Still perplexed where you deduce that from.

I quoted your message because it was your inclusion of lions and tigers that lead me to think of ligers and tigons, but not because I was in any way trying to correct your suggestion (as I said, nobody has given any criteria for judging correctness, so it would not have been easy to justify a suggestion of incorrectness).

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« Reply #32 on: 08/08/2007 03:11:13 »
On a broader level, all things that are opposites are both similar but different; although it is by no means the case that all things that are similar but different are necessarily opposites.

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« Reply #33 on: 08/08/2007 09:20:15 »
I thought Liger was a now-defunkt French F1 team  [???]

Arf arf!

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« Reply #34 on: 08/08/2007 09:20:21 »
Because it was what you look up on the internet Doc..LoL. Mine don't have that problem :). LoL.

Eh? What's that supposed to mean?
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« Reply #35 on: 08/08/2007 09:25:10 »
Is that boy referring to porn doc? LOL LOL.. I always heard that it screws up microsoft stuff fast!

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« Reply #36 on: 08/08/2007 09:25:39 »
BTW.. Good Morning Doc!

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« Reply #37 on: 08/08/2007 09:27:53 »
There's a load of stuff on this thread that I don't understand! All we're doing is finding things that apparently appear similar and which people often confuse. Seals, sealions and walrusses, for example, or perhaps a more common one buffalo and bison. Now of course, everyone knows you can't wash your hands in a buffalo, so that's cleared that up......

Indian and African elephants.

Wolves, foxes, dogs, hyenas

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« Reply #38 on: 08/08/2007 09:54:21 »

There's a load of stuff on this thread that I don't understand! All we're doing is finding things that apparently appear similar and which people often confuse. Seals, sealions and walrusses, for example, or perhaps a more common one buffalo and bison. Now of course, everyone knows you can't wash your hands in a buffalo, so that's cleared that up......

Indian and African elephants.

Wolves, foxes, dogs, hyenas


Could I add coyotes to that!

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« Reply #39 on: 08/08/2007 11:01:10 »

Wolves, foxes, dogs, hyenas

Could I add coyotes to that!

and Jackals!

Dolphins and porpoises

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« Reply #40 on: 08/08/2007 11:12:07 »
weasels and ferrets

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« Reply #41 on: 08/08/2007 11:12:27 »
So - this is the list to date. Unless anyone would like to add some extra ones,, shall we start unravelling the differences? Ligers and Tigons seems to be pretty well covered, so let's go and sort the others out!

Crocodiles, alligators, caimans

Mushrooms/toadstools

Moths/butterflies

bears/koalas/pandas

monkeys /gorillas/apes/

Gas planets and terrestrial planets

cats/lions/tigers

Ligers and tigons
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.

Doves and pigeons

Chameleons and Iguanas

Horses & donkeys, mules, asses

Indian and African elephants.

Wolves, foxes, dogs, hyenas, coyotes, jackals

Dolphins and porpoises

weasels, ferrets, stoats and mink

Rhinos and hippos
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« Reply #42 on: 08/08/2007 11:12:55 »
Rhinos and hippos

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« Reply #43 on: 08/08/2007 13:13:52 »
Mushrooms and toadstools:

There is actually no scientific difference between these two. There is perhaps an intuitive answer that states that toadstools are poisonous and mushrooms are edible, but I think that this is ill-defined. It may come from the fact that in German, the word for death is "tod" which sounds like "toad", and of course there is a fairy-tale unification between toads and where they sit. But the terms it would appear can be used synonymously, though mycologists (those who study fungi) seem to only use mushroom.
Mushrooms are actually only the fruiting body, or flower of the fungus. If you look in the soil, you can often see black or white threads in a mat. These are the "body" of the fungus and can cover many tens of square metres. In fact they form the largest single living organisms known, with areas of many hectares being covered by the roots of a single fungus. These roots are called hyphae, and the whole network is called mycelium, hence a mycologist.

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« Reply #44 on: 08/08/2007 17:46:24 »
Rabbits & hares
Astronomy & astrology
Whiskey & whisky
Centipedes & millipedes
Gerard Depardieu & Mr Potato Head  [:D]
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« Reply #45 on: 08/08/2007 18:13:30 »
Is that boy referring to porn doc? LOL LOL.. I always heard that it screws up microsoft stuff fast!

That I was that I was. That's why I don't have that problem. LoL.

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« Reply #46 on: 08/08/2007 19:06:40 »
Is that boy referring to porn doc? LOL LOL.. I always heard that it screws up microsoft stuff fast!

That I was that I was. That's why I don't have that problem. LoL.

Actually I was referring to Microsoft Office.
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« Reply #47 on: 08/08/2007 20:27:44 »
Now what's wrong with Office? LoL. Works good for me. Agagin :P. LoL.

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« Reply #48 on: 08/08/2007 21:41:02 »
Physiologist, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst,psychic.

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« Reply #49 on: 08/08/2007 23:23:49 »
I was just about to put psychiatrist/psychologist  [:(]
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