Can animals talk? How did the dinosaurs die out? Why do cats purr?
Blind bats, cat’s eyes and deadly Praying Mantis top list of animal myths believed by Brit adults
The ten most intriguing natural history questions revealed
Can animals understand and use language? What actually happened to the dinosaurs and why do cats purr? Three intriguing questions which have topped a list of natural science mysteries which the British public would most like to see answered according to a new study released today.
The survey of 2,000 British adults was commissioned to celebrate the launch of new TV show “David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities,” which begins tonight at 8pm on Eden HD. Respondents were asked to pick the mysteries of natural history that they’d most like to see resolved and answer questions on the most prevalent animal myths which are widely believed by British adults. The perennial conundrum of whether animals have a language proved the most popular mystery of natural science, with almost a third (31%) of those polled choosing this question as one of the questions they would most like to see answered. In second place was the answer to the age-old question surrounding our friends from the Mesozoic Era – why did dinosaurs become extinct (29%)? The top three is rounded off by the public’s desire to know why our feline friends purr (22%) – a question which remains unanswered despite the fact that Britain houses 10.3 million domestic cats!