Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Lemmings not actually "suicidal" (How Disney lied)

What a wonderful example of how popular culture can infect and alter the perception of generations to follow. Disney threw some cute rats off a cliff and created a cultural catch phrase we still use today. Heck they even created a video game series off of it.

Here's a couple more links backing up the story:

From Digg:
Remember how we all learned lemmings commit mass suicide from that Disney movie in elementary school? Well, it turns out the whole thing was staged. (But the Disney Company actually killed all those lemmings.)

read more | digg story

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