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Lemmings don’t commit mass suicide any more than hummingbirds hitch rides on southbound geese.

The Disney corporation in fact paid kids in Churchill, Manitoba, to catch lemmings, then transported them to non-habitat in Alberta where a turntable flung them off a cliff and into “the sea” by the dozens. White Wilderness, the movie which started this myth won an Oscar, and is still sold on DVD as a “true-life adventure.”