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Here's a scrund that does not involve mishearing or misunderstanding a word or phrase. For over 20 years, I had a really ridiculous belief about animals. Once I got disabused, I thought I must be the only person who had this preposterous belief for so long, but I've since discovered other people who've had the same sort of scrund. What is it??
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Did it involve a particular species? Family or other group of species? All types of animals?

Did it involve their intelligence? Abilities?

Did you gain this belief in childhood? Was it due to a certain portrayal of animals? Like how animated/cartoon animals always look cute and can communicate?
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Did it involve a particular species?yes Family or other group of species? see previous answer All types of animals? no

Did it involve their intelligence? no Abilities?noish or yope

Did you gain this belief in childhood? yes Was it due to a certain portrayal of animals? no Like how animated/cartoon animals always look cute and can communicate? no
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Does the scrund have anything to do with the classification of that species relative to other species? In other words, did you think it was in the same family as some other animal, when in fact they are only distantly related, or not at all?
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Type of species = Mammal? Bird? Fish? reptile? amphibian? insect? sea creature?

Did the belief relate to their behaviour? their diet? where they live? is their habitat relevant? is a certain physical feature relevant?
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Does the scrund have anything to do with the classification of that species relative to other species? no In other words, did you think it was in the same family as some other animal, when in fact they are only distantly related, or not at all? no
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Type of species = Mammal? no Bird? no Fish? yesreptile? no amphibian? no insect? no sea creature? see previous anwers in this list

Did the belief relate to their behaviour? no their diet? no where they live? no is their habitat relevant? no is a certain physical feature relevant? yope
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Type of fish relevant? a river fish? does this apply to fish in general? Is water relevant? fish gender relevant?
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does this relate to captive fish? pet fish? wild fish? edible fish?
does it relate to fins? teeth? eyes? scales? gills? mouth? tail? body?
does it relate to sharks?

is it relevant how you came by this misconception? was it from looking at a fish? seeing a picture of one?
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does this relate to captive fish? see next answer pet fish? yes wild fish? noedible fish? I suppose this typr of fish is edible but I know of no one who eats it
does it relate to fins? not specifically teeth? dittoeyes?ditto scales?ditto gills?ditto mouth?ditto tail?ditto body? yesish
does it relate to sharks? no

is it relevant how you came by this misconception?yes was it from looking at a fish?yope seeing a picture of one? noKaori (Kaori)
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Type of fish relevant? yes a river fish? see below does this apply to fish in general? no Is water relevant? noish fish gender relevant? no
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Goldfish? If not, is it of a species commonly sold in pet stores (guppy, tetra, etc.)

Does it involve how the fish is cared for? What it eats? Its habits? Its physical characteristics (like size)? Its intelligence?
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Goldfish?yes If not, is it of a species commonly sold in pet stores (guppy, tetra, etc.)

Does it involve how the fish is cared for? no What it eats? no Its habits? no Its physical characteristics yesish (like size) not size? Its intelligence? no
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Its color? Shape? Growth? Eggs?

Are carp relevant?
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Its color? no Shape? no Growth? no Eggs? no

Are carp relevant? no
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Would you have immediately noticed the incorrectness of your belief after a brief, but close-up look at a goldfish? After watching it swim for a few minutes?

Could you have the same mistaken belief about any type of fish? About any fish with approximately the same shape as a goldfish?
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Would you have immediately noticed the incorrectness of your belief after a brief, but close-up look at a goldfish? no After watching it swim for a few minutes? no

Could you have the same mistaken belief about any type of fish? no About any fish with approximately the same shape as a goldfish? Shape is irrel & I don't know enough about different species of fish to know if all approximately goldfish-shaped fish have the characteristic that's crucial for this puzzle.
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Is the idea of goldfish having very short memory spans relevant?
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Is the idea of goldfish having very short memory spans relevant? no
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Is the characteristic something internal (inside the body of the fish)?
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Is the characteristic something internal (inside the body of the fish)?no
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Since we know the characteristic is physical (not behavioral), not internal, but cannot be noticed when looking at the fish close up...

Could you observe it by touching the fish? By listening to it? By smelling it?
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Since we know the characteristic is physical (not behavioral), not internal, but cannot be noticed when looking at the fish close up...

Could you observe it by touching the fish? no By listening to it? no By smelling it? no
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Is the relevant characteristic observable at all? Is it purely conceptual (i.e. regarding the word used to describe something, rather than the thing itself)?
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Is the relevant characteristic observable at all? yes Is it purely conceptual (i.e. regarding the word used to describe something, rather than the thing itself)? no

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Is the characteristic something internal (inside the body of the fish)?no The answer should be yesish


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Since we know the characteristic is physical (not behavioral), not internal, but cannot be noticed when looking at the fish close up...

Could you observe it by touching the fish? no By listening to it? no By smelling it? no the first & last answers should be yope
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Is it anything to do with gills? How fish resparate in general?

Anything to do with what they eat? How they eat?

How they're kept?
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Is it anything to do with gills? no How fish resparate in general? no

Anything to do with what they eat? no How they eat? no

How they're kept? no
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Does it have anything to do with weight? With bones? muscles? Anything else to do with how the fish propels itself?
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Does it have anything to do with weight?no With bones? nomuscles? no Anything else to do with how the fish propels itself? no
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Anything to do with a fish's senses? sight? hearing? smell?
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Anything to do with the color of the fish?
Would it be possible to see or observe the relevant characteristic with bare eyes?
Would the relevant characteristic mean that, under some circumstances, something with the fish is happening? or something would change?
Maybe you thought goldfish were able to change their color?
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That they were made of gold?
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Anything to do with a fish's senses? noishsight? noishhearing? noish smell? noish
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Anything to do with the color of the fish? no
Would it be possible to see or observe the relevant characteristic with bare eyes? yes
Would the relevant characteristic mean that, under some circumstances, something with the fish is happening? yesish or something would change? noish
Maybe you thought goldfish were able to change their color? no
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That they were made of gold? no
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Fish fingers?
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Fish fingers? no
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HINT: Think of some basic facts about goldfish.
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Does this have to do with a goldfish's trait to grow to fit its environment? Did you think all goldfish were tiny? Until you saw one that was larger than a salmon?
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Does this have to do with a goldfish's trait to grow to fit its environment? no Did you think all goldfish were tiny? Well, this is ANOTHER scrund, this information is news to me Until you saw one that was larger than a salmon? No. See previous answer--I've never seen such a goldfish
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Anything to do with the memory of a goldfish?
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Anything to do with the memory of a goldfish? no
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Hmm, basic facts... any of these relevant?

- They're gold/orange (except for the humongous carp that live in ponds)
- They're very small (again, except for carp)
- They are common, inexpensive pets
- They are commonly a child's first pet
- They are commonly sold in plastic bags
- They are (stereotypically) kept in fish bowls
- They die quickly and are commonly flushed down the toilet afterwards
- They are sometimes swallowed live by strange people

You didn't believe they were actually made of gold, did you? Or ate it, or had some other relationship to the actual element?

Does the fact relate to:

- scientific facts about goldfish?
- goldfish care?
- commonly-held stereotypes of goldfish (like some of those listed above)?

Did you keep your own goldfish, or know someone who kept one? If not, and you had kept or seen a goldfish, would the scrund have occurred or been corrected? Is a pet store relevant at all?

This doesn't have anything to do with the Pepperidge Farm Goldfish snack crackers, does it? (mmmm, Parmesan!)

I have to admit I'm stumped.
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Hmm, basic facts... any of these relevant?

- They're gold/orange (except for the humongous carp that live in ponds)
- They're very small (again, except for carp)
- They are common, inexpensive pets
- They are commonly a child's first pet
- They are commonly sold in plastic bags
- They are (stereotypically) kept in fish bowls
- They die quickly and are commonly flushed down the toilet afterwards
- They are sometimes swallowed live by strange people

You didn't believe they were actually made of gold, did you? Or ate it, or had some other relationship to the actual element?

Does the fact relate to:

- scientific facts about goldfish?
- goldfish care?
- commonly-held stereotypes of goldfish (like some of those listed above)?

Did you keep your own goldfish, or know someone who kept one? If not, and you had kept or seen a goldfish, would the scrund have occurred or been corrected? Is a pet store relevant at all?

This doesn't have anything to do with the Pepperidge Farm Goldfish snack crackers, does it? (mmmm, Parmesan!)

I have to admit I'm stumped.
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Hmm, basic facts... any of these relevant?

- They're gold/orange (except for the humongous carp that live in ponds) no
- They're very small (again, except for carp) no
- They are common, inexpensive pets yope
- They are commonly a child's first pet yope
- They are commonly sold in plastic bags no
- They are (stereotypically) kept in fish bowls no
- They die quickly and are commonly flushed down the toilet afterwards
- They are sometimes swallowed live by strange people no

You didn't believe they were actually made of gold, did you? noOr ate it, or had some other relationship to the actual element? no

Does the fact relate to:

- scientific facts about goldfish? yope or yesish
- goldfish care? no
- commonly-held stereotypes of goldfish (like some of those listed above)? no

Did you keep your own goldfish, yes or know someone who kept one no one else? If not, and you had kept or seen a goldfish, would the scrund have occurred or been corrected? N/A Is a pet store relevant at all? no

This doesn't have anything to do with the Pepperidge Farm Goldfish snack crackers, does it? (mmmm, Parmesan!) no

I have to admit I'm stumped. Here's a HINT: my parents are relevant
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Here's an item I overlooked from the previous question about whether any goldfish facts on a list were relevant

They die quickly yesand are commonly flushed down the toilet afterwards yope
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Did your goldfish die when you weren't there, your parents hastily replaced it before you got home, you never noticed, they did this repeatedly, and you got the impression that goldfish are very long-lived?
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Did your goldfish die when you weren't there, your parents hastily replaced it before you got home, you never noticed, they did this repeatedly, and you got the impression that goldfish are very long-lived? YES!!!

***** SPOILER **************
My mother used to br allergic to feathers & fur (a real disaster for a cat-lover like me). So my family had to make do with turtles (which are surprisingly good company) & goldfish (which are not). As Jenburdoo guessed, my parents managed to find & replace "Goldie" each time our goldfish died; so I though goldfish lived to be about 8. This happened when I was 4-12, but the subject never came up for about 20 years, when mother corrected my offhand remark about Goldie's longevity.Of course, she had assumed I had long since figured it out, or that my father had long since told me. Thanks for sticking with it, everyone, & for solving it, Jenburoo, & please check out my new puzzle at the bottom of the page.
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I believed a similar scrund; when my neighbor's cat died in my youth, my parents told me they had taken it to a farm where it could run around free. I believed for entirely too long that there were cat and even dog farms: no one harvested anything from the hypothetical animals, they just ran around in the fields.}

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