The animal kingdom is huge and unless you're my colleague, Justė, who's like a walking encyclopedia (seriously, the woman knows everything, point to a random bug on the ground and she'll tell you all about its ancestors a million years ago), it's impossible to know everything about it. So, to broaden your understanding of the beings we share Earth with, UK TV channel Dave launched an online campaign titled What the bloody hell is a ... ?

During it, the channel shared pictures of various animals along with some of their defining characteristics. And yes, the descriptions aren't completely legit. Well, actually, they're almost pure fiction. But they're so ridiculous, they're kinda genius. Continue scrolling and you'll understand what I mean.

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nanashi
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3 weeks ago

5 out of 6 of this is me, therefore I am a penguin.

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Launched in 1998, Dave uses its social media to create absolute nonsense. Like their animal guides. "It's always good to learn new things about the natural world, even if the facts aren't always 100% true," a Dave spokesperson told Bored Panda.

Usually, the channel's social media team comes up with the ideas for such campaigns. "We use our Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter to promote our TV shows, but we also like to make content to make our followers laugh as they are checking their newsfeeds!" the spokesperson said.

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Slinkman
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3 weeks ago

Seagulls are flying artillery with poop canons.

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There isn't really a scheme behind how the channel communicates with their viewers online as they usually simply go with the flow. "We just see how we are feeling that day, to be honest! It could be something in the news or just something that springs to mind, there is no rhyme or reason to it!"

However, if you'd also like to go through some actual animal trivia, fire up Bored Panda's earlier articles called 42 Interesting Animal Facts That You Can Throw Out In Casual Conversations, 30 Happy Animal Facts That Will Make You Smile, and 30 Weird Animal Facts They Didn't Teach You In School.

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Hans
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3 weeks ago

Suirrel out of a duck? No, a mouse with wings. "Fledermaus" in German, i.e. Fluttermouse.

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Monday
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3 weeks ago

They will also kick the shit out of you if given half a chance.

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J. Peterman
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3 weeks ago

Last one: so you're saying otters have sense?

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Rose the Cook
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3 weeks ago

Number one LOL!

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Christopher Hughes
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3 weeks ago

i also can live up to 300 hundred years if i don't die first ;)

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Christopher Hughes
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3 weeks ago

bAstArDSs

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Monday
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3 weeks ago

Come to me my sheeplings!!

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Chancey
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3 weeks ago

"Stuff a duck full of America" is the best description ever!!!

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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3 weeks ago

The Queen owns all The swans in England.

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Norma
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3 weeks ago

Llama bean!! Squeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

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Christopher Hughes
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3 weeks ago

Points for accuracy. scary devils them.

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Erika Jones
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3 weeks ago

The smallest horse ever actually just really far away - LOL!!

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chillchillpill
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3 weeks ago

Ever heard of the Great Emu War? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_War

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Erika Jones
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3 weeks ago

The last one - haha!

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Ilona
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3 weeks ago

Fun fact: In Dutch, the word for squirrel (eekhoorn) differs only 1 letter from the word for unicorn (eenhoorn). Therefore, squirrels are 95% as magical als unicorns. People have occasionally spotted rainbow farts coming from squirrels.

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Carol Emory
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3 weeks ago

A parrot being hoovered...that's hilarious.

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Wavehopper
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3 weeks ago

The correct term is “Danger Noodle”

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Christopher Hughes
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3 weeks ago

God save the queens, she's our only hope. I mean, we can't use tea, it'd be against our nature, not proper at all!

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Monday
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3 weeks ago

Damn that anti-laser eyes law of 1990....

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tuzdayschild
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3 weeks ago

Wow, I have that same water allergy.

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Indra Servo
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3 weeks ago

1 of 2 animals that can defeat Australia

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Slinkman
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3 weeks ago

And Even a grown man with u huge hat and a dog with a weird little laugh in a racecar can't catch it.

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Chancey
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3 weeks ago

Opossum on a half shell!

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Christopher Hughes
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3 weeks ago

how many times have you tried? any less then 57 and you're bound to fail...

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Norma
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3 weeks ago

and they don't care...

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Erin
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3 weeks ago

What is the exact number of eels that you can tie in a knot and stay in the aquarium? Asking for a friend with tickets to the aquarium this weekend.

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Daniel Mason
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3 weeks ago

Water pheasant

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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3 weeks ago

The oldest dolphin ever died. I can't wrap my head around what this means.

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