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DUMBEST ANIMALS AND INSECTS

Posted on: September 12, 2008 5:16 am
 

Hey folks.

What do you feel are the dumbest animals and insects on the planet?  If a particular experience with said critters led you to your negative opinion of them, please tell.  Or if you just know of their stupid habits, tell why you think their IQ is below even their tiny cranial capacity.

I know they are SUPPOSED to be stupid compared to us.  But some critters just seem to go way below our low expectations, and leave us standing there, paralyzed in disbelief at their moronic actions, or just make us laugh at their sheer ineptitude.

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Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: September 29, 2008 9:54 pm
 

DUMBEST ANIMALS AND INSECTS

Dumbest animal?

That's a long list of goofy animals, but I'll give it a crack.

I vote Robins.  Well, maybe not all, but the two that I've hit in my life.  I'm driving my car, and SLAM!!  I got a black and orange blur across my windshield, which begs the question -

Why not fly 2 feet higher?

DUH?




Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: September 15, 2008 10:08 am
 

DUMBEST ANIMALS AND INSECTS

bluesman24.....the insects you named are part of the food chain......as are most living entities......even a human when that human is in a swamp/desert/jungle with no weapon!



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: September 14, 2008 10:58 am
 

DUMBEST ANIMALS AND INSECTS

can actually be a humanEspecially radicals.



Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: September 14, 2008 9:25 am
 

DUMBEST ANIMALS AND INSECTS

GolfCoward......felines have a natural instinct to eat (they are mostly drawn to vegetation that has pointed leaves) grass and other plants as it aids them in ridding their body of the fur they ingest resulting from their constant grooming themselves......so it is not out of stupidity but out of necessity.

It will no doubt draw negative comments; but the reality is that humans are members of the animal kingdom so the ratio of dumb humans in comparison to those animals we brand as not smart proves that the dumbest animal can actually be a human........

 




Since: May 5, 2007
Posted on: September 13, 2008 8:00 pm
 

DUMBEST ANIMALS AND INSECTS

My vote goes to the fly.


They seem to taunt you by buzzing around you, then landing while daintily washing their hands and face (in its spit), then just as you try to smack them, they're off again.

I used to have flying elm beetles infesting my bedroom when I lived with my folks.  They were light-crazy, like moths.  Out of sheer boredom, I would take a piece of duct tape and hold it near the light bulb.  They would always get stuck.  Dumb M.F.s!!!  I went and taped up all the cracks in my ceiling with clear tape, and you could see every square inch of tape, just about, lined with the critters stuck on the other side.  DOH!!!




Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2008 4:57 pm
 

DUMBEST ANIMALS AND INSECTS

Good idea Retro!  My vote goes to the fly.  Around and around and around your head, making you go friggin CrAzY!



Since: May 5, 2007
Posted on: September 12, 2008 3:52 pm
 

DUMBEST ANIMALS AND INSECTS

I witnessed this story at my friends house.
That's a good story.  It just sounds like the horse was a very mild-mannered soul that just got tired of being harrassed and stood up for itself.  Not dumb, just decided it had enough.  The goat certainly had it coming, the ba-a-a-a-a-astard.



Since: May 5, 2007
Posted on: September 12, 2008 3:47 pm
 

DUMBEST ANIMALS AND INSECTS

Thanks for the cool stories, folks.  While it's true that some animals in a particular species are dumb and other animals in the same species are smart (kind of like the human race), there are particular species where they ALL are dumb.  And probably the most astounding story is indeed the one about turkeys drowning in the rain. 

Chickens aren't far behind though... I have a cousin who had a chicken coop, and around the 4th of July he'd take those little snappers and gently put them through the coop fence.  Then the chickens would come over and peck them.  BAM!!!  Then they'd freak out, squawk, flap their wings, etc.  He'd put more through, and they'd keep coming back for more.  Astounding.

As for the purpose of some animals/insects, bluesman, all I can say is they're here to a) eat, b) s**t, c) pee, d) sleep, and e) irritate us at every opportunity.  Nothing more.




Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2008 2:29 pm
 

DUMBEST ANIMALS AND INSECTS

Thanks for the blog Retro! It was fun to read. I don;t have a specific dumb animal or insect story but I have to agree with you guys on alot of the stuff you wrote. I have more of a question about the purpose of certain insects I guess. For example, what the hell is purpose of the mosquito? Or the moth? What is their purpose in life? What about the gnat!?? What is their primary purpose for living? Someone help me as it is the time of the year where the moths, butterflies, mosquitos and gnats are flying around by the millions and there seems to be no escape from them. My car is full of moth......stuff, you know...that fuzzy stuff that has a rainbow like color when it hits the light?



Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2008 10:01 am
 

DUMBEST ANIMALS AND INSECTS

Yank, my former neighbor raised some wild turkeys.  His brother was logging and messed up the nest.  He brought the eggs to my neighbor, and he put them in an incubator and hatched them.  The gobbler though he was a dog.  He'd even chase cars.  Once, I had to get the gas company to come out to run a new gas line.  It was spring time when the gobblers start getting that lovin' feeling.  One of the workers had on dark colored coveralls on, and that gobbler hemmed him up under my deck and wouldn't let him leave.  That turkey was strutting and purring just thinking he had the largest hen in the world all to himself.  All in all, turkeys are pretty dumb, until you try to hunt them.  Then they become Einstein all of a sudden. 


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