The Life of Animals | Lemming | Lemmings weigh from 30 to 112 g (1.1 to 4.0 oz) and are about 7 to 15 cm (2.8 to 5.9 in) long. Lemmings do not hibernate through the harsh northern winter. The Norway lemminglemmings and Brown are two of the Few vertebrates reproduce WHO so Quickly That Their population fluctuations are chaotic rather than following linear growth to a carrying capacity or regular oscillations. Lemming behavior and appearance is markedly different from many other rodents, WHO are inconspicuously colored and try to conceal themselves from predators Their.
Lemmings, on the contrary, are conspicuously colored, and behave aggressively Towards Observers predators and human events. It has been suggested That lemming defense system is based on aposematism (warning display) While for many years it was believed That the population of lemming predators changed with the population cycle, there is now some evidence to suggest That the predator's population may be more closely INVOLVED in changing the lemming population Misconceptions about lemmings go back many Centuries.
Lemmings Became the subject of a popular misconception That They commit mass suicide Pls They migrate. Driven by strong biological urges, some species of lemmings may migrate in large groups Becomes Pls population density too great. Lemmings can swim and may choose to cross a body of water in search of a new habitat. This fact combined with the Unexplained fluctuations in the population of Norwegian lemmings gave rise to the misconception.In 1955, the Disney Studio illustrator Carl Barks drew an Uncle Scrooge adventure comic with the title "The Lemming with the Locket". This comic, the which was inspired by a 1954 American Mercury article, showed massive numbers of lemmings jumping over Norwegian Cliffs. Even more Influential was the 1958 Disney film White Wilderness, the which won an Academy Award for Documentary Feature, in the which staged footage was shown with lemmings jumping into Certain Death after faked scenes of mass migration.
This same act was also used in the Apple Computer's 1985 Super Bowl commercial "Lemmings" and the popular 1991 video game Lemmings, in the which the player must stop the lemmings from marching mindlessly over the Cliffs or into traps. In a 2010 board game by GMT Games, "leaping Lemmings," players must maneuver a lemmings across the board while avoiding hazards and successfully launch them off a cliff. Because of Their association with this odd behavior, lemming suicide is a frequently used metaphor in reference to People who go along unquestioningly with popular opinion, with Potentially dangerous or fatal Consequences. The Blink 182 song "Lemmings" also uses this metaphor as does the 1973 stage show National Lampoon's Lemmings starring John Belushi and mocking post-Woodstock groupthink