• Scientists believe that the function of zebras'
stripes are to deter insects, so a team of
researchers painted black and white stripes
on cows. They found that it reduced the
number of biting flies landing on the cows by
more than 50%.
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    • Could it possibly be the paint on the cow deters the flies instead of the pattern?
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    • Or they didn’t like the taste of spray paint.
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    • What? No its to fuck with predators eyes when the zebra are in a pack. All those stripes blend in together and confuse attackers
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    • Confounding factors: paint barrier from skin, paint smell deters bugs, weather, paint compounds.
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    • It’s because flies don’t want to bite paint
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    • I was about to say that’s pretty cool, but was quickly informed by the comments what the real purpose is. That is guys. I low key learn a lot from this app
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    • I'm pretty sure scientists may have thought the stripes were the reason why flies didn't bite zebras as much as other animals. I think the way this was worded is why all the smart dudes appeared.
      Amoney0 5 aug
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    • look up jordan peterson zebra on youtube. basically stripes make it hard for predators to organize their hunt on one animal in the herd (its not survival of fittest it’s like survival of least identifiable or something), and it’s analogous to lgbt academics i.e. who unite under language (1/2)
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    • I’ll do this on myself if I’ll get 50 likes, and I’ll post it
      Bluff 6 aug
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    • I guess the comment section is filled with zoologists. Stupid scientists, wtf do they know
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    • I’m beginning to see what iFunny has become. It’s not just the weeb softcore porn and asses anymore. Like this post, there’s so much misinformation (that isn’t even satire), and shitposts bashing women (that also aren’t always jokes). It’s sad, really. I see why @airplanefriend left.
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    • Last time I checked it was to make picking out one zebra from the herd harder.
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    • This is how science facts get twisted for other purposes and skews reality. Just because someone is using facts for an argument does not mean it’s valid and credible.
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    • Would it be a zow or a zebrow?
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    • I thought it was so that lions would have a hard time picking out a specific zebra when they’re all running together
      ZubZub 5 aug
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    • There are multiple hypotheses as to why they have stripes. This is one, but the most popular is to confuse predators by blending in with y’all grass.
      lwpack 5 aug
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    • Cowbras
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    • Who tf counted the flies?
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    • I wouldn't want to sting something that smells like paint either
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    • Really out there spray painting cows hu?
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    • God making zebras: awww here you go little guy. Daddy’s got you. God making cows: fuck you
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    • “scientists”
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    • ZOW
      AppleAss 6 aug
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    • This is absolute bullshit. The stripes on a zebra are to mimic the grasses in the plains of africa to hide from predators.
      Brycie 5 aug
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    • MacauliflowerCulkin
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      MacauliflowerCulkin 5 aug
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    • 50% of 1 million flies is still 500,000 flies though lol
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    • What are ya in for, Bessie? Moooooving narcotics.
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    • Imagine being a cow chilling and some fucking lab coat monkeys start spray painting you
      Grunch 5 aug
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    • Flies be like: fuck, can't bite the zebras. Golden rule, we know this.
      Nougat 5 aug
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    • Okay but why would you need to paint black stripes on a black cow
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    • Shiiit paint me next, fuck mosquitoes
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    • Wow flies hate white people
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    • Is it called a Zow or a Cobra
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    • A classic case of correlation, not causation
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    • I thought it was for “confusion camouflage” to throw off predators while in a large group
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    • Da cow with da stripes! What insects will he deter?
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    • Zebracow
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    • In the name of science!
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    • Looks like Cowtural appropriation
      bathman 6 aug
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    • So what does zebra print do to my gun
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    • I’m thinking it was the paint and not so much the stripes.
      skipjerk 5 aug
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    • Tfw no race cow
      karahdee 5 aug
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    • Picture a herd of zebras, it's hard for a lion to pick one out in a stampeding sea of Stripes
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    • Bruh I think it just be the paint doing that thooo
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    • Striped Beef
      Flex 5 aug
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    • Did yall see the leaked body cam footage of George Floyd's arrest yet? Shit is crazy.
      Mention 5 aug
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    • Oh fact checker 👏
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    • Yeah but they actually taped a cow...let that sink in
      SourPuss 5 aug
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    • Ok I like how we’re doing our little research thing but wtf??? We need to stop painting and dying animals fur and wtf let that cow roam it tied to that thing by its neck that’s so wrong. How would you like to be tied to a pole with a rope by your neck
      EllaS 6 aug
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    • The stripes are to blend in with the herd and confuse predators
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    • Man I wanna see a herd of hot pink cows
      Huskers 8 aug
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    • By scientists you mean some farmers with an idea. This kinda dumb shit is why people don't believe science anymore
      Xbody 8 aug
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    • Paint my programs black and white stripes
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    • You think they used white and black paint or just white paint
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    • White stripes. They painted white stripes. The cow is already black.
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    • Yeah, it couldnt be that fucking paint would make it harder for insects to bite through. Nah, it was the fucking stripes.
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    • Are Lions a type of insect? Asking for a friend
      Tmayer79 8 aug
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    • Yea protect my food mhmm
      lolrobby 8 aug
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    • Maybe cause 50% of it's body is covered in paint lol
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    • Oh, great... Now everyones a fuckin scientist up in here. Back in my day if your a wise guy in Jersey you get your teeth knocked out.
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    • Missing textures
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    • Me, about to spray paint myself before going outside
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    • All right I'm going to paint stripes on myself
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    • If the cow is 50% covered in paint and bitten 50% less, cover 100% of the cow in paint
      Tom_Nook 7 aug
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    • Poor cow 😓
      Toastedd 7 aug
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    • I sprayed bug spray on me in a zebra pattern and somehow it repelled bugs, damn he’s right.
      BADMAN9 7 aug
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    • Y'all should watch true facts by zefrank1 on youtube. Some funny shit right there. And there's an animal with zebra strips on it's legs and ass and he goes you know in a pack of zebras you will appear as a floating steak
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    • I don't take anything factual off this app, but I swear I find memes on current events faster on here than actually watching the news. I have to go research the events because everyone is a retard on here but goddamn the speed of info is unbeatable.
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    • Memes like this are made for the specific reason of providing viewers with the opportunity to correct it and feel good about themselves. It’s a classic trick
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    • Sickening how its tied up
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    • it’s a zow
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    • I wouldn't want to bite an animal that has paint on it either
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    • Or you know they’re to throw off predators
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    • I thought it was cause lions see in black and white and when zebras group up its hard to pick one out of the group
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    • WRONG, It’s because Zebras are camouflaged against the HERD of zebras. Lions can track down a zebra, but they can’t if its the herd is behind them, unless the zebra is wounded and has an identifiable red spot.
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    • And god painted people and they get avoided too
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    • Thats majestic
      ImYoDadd 7 aug
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    • Technically they only painted white stripes
      mlg1783 7 aug
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    • And helped his drip by 100%
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    • But attacks by leopards by 100% increase
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    • Goes camping dressed like a referee
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    • Could've just looked at a zebra and a horse and been like "yup"
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    • I’ll do this to my penis if I get 100 likes...seriously
      LMMFWAO 7 aug
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    • Isn’t it for confusion
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    • Does this work on people?
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    • The zow
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    • Bout to go paint my dog
      Gonnacry 7 aug
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    • Maybe it’s because flies can’t bite through paint and half the cow is covered in paint
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    • Breed cows with zebra
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    • We found it. The ZEBROW
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    • Z O W
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    • I think its more to prevent lion bites than bug bites
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    • Bro why did my name color change anyone know. I didn't pay for it
      dude281 7 aug
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    • why is the cow tied like that
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    • That is a beautiful cow tho
      Leafeonx 6 aug
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