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Google What's the Difference? - Animals

Fill the blanks in these Google autocompletes that start with "What's the difference between".
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Last updated: September 6, 2018
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First submittedApril 26, 2014
Times taken68,571
Average score75.0%
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What's the difference between ...
an Alpaca and a Llama
a Bison and a Buffalo
a Hare and a Rabbit
a Jaguar and a Leopard
a Mastodon and a Woolly Mammoth
a Centipede and a Millipede
a Mule and a Donkey
a Porpoise and a Dolphin
What's the difference between ...
a Frog and a Toad
a Crocodile and an Alligator
a Slug and a Snail
a Malamute and a Husky
a Lynx and a Bobcat
a Porcupine and a Hedgehog
an Octopus and a Squid
a Tortoise and a Turtle
What's the difference between ...
a Crow and a Raven
a Monkey and an Ape
a Buzzard and a Vulture
a Sea Lion and a Seal
a Wallaby and a Kangaroo
a Butterfly and a Moth
a Pigeon and a Dove
a Dugong and a Manatee
77 Comments
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Level 82
Jul 9, 2014
Most of these were very easy, but I never heard of a dugong before.
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Level 61
Jul 9, 2014
i thought of the pokemon dewgong lol
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Level 41
Aug 24, 2023
lol, the only reason I know what a dugong is is because once I got curious what dewgong was modeled after, googled it and got my answer which came in handy for this quiz
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Level 66
Aug 24, 2023
Skill issue
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Level 44
Jul 9, 2014
Me neither. I missed that one and "bobcat". Fun quiz!
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Level 45
Jul 9, 2014
It's got to be the funniest word EVER!
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Level 62
Mar 26, 2016
I know the dugong, but I only got manatee because I actually looked up the difference between them the other day after seeing manatee on a picture quiz.
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Level 75
Sep 7, 2018
Jaguar was the only one that gave me trouble. I went through the whole cat family before I finally thought of the answer.
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Level 71
Apr 9, 2021
I got all of them except Malamute. Never heard of it.
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Level 68
Apr 9, 2021
Dugongs are the same as manatees. Or are they? I should google that.
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Level 46
Apr 16, 2021
yeah. google "whats the difference between a dugong and a manatee"
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Level 22
Jul 9, 2014
@chrisdoyle me too
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Level 66
Jul 11, 2014
What about "jenny" for mule and "colt" for pony?
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Level 43
Jul 11, 2014
Only people who know much about horses are likely to be familiar with the terms "colt" and "jenny" (especially "jenny"), and those people are considerably less likely to be googling the difference between horses and ponies, or mules and donkeys.
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Level 75
Sep 7, 2018
Jenny makes no sense because it is a female donkey. That's like googling the difference between a person and a girl. It would work if one googled the difference between a jenny and a hinny, or a jack and a jenny. Pony no longer appears on the quiz, but seems to me that colt would make sense if it did. I'm surprised that colt isn't more well-known.
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Level 61
Sep 7, 2018
It makes sense if you don't know what a jenny is.
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Level 33
Jul 27, 2020
Also, let's not forget that this quiz is based on the google auto complete for the given input. If google doesn't auto complete that for jenny or colt, then it doesn't meet the parameters of the quiz.
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Level 27
Jul 11, 2014
100% 3:30 left
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Level 74
Apr 27, 2018
100% 4:50 left. Animal nerds unite!
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Level 39
Jul 20, 2020
100% with 4:31 left!😜 Hooray for Animal Nerds!
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Level 46
Apr 16, 2021
i hate pets and i got 100% with 5:08 left
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Level 58
Sep 15, 2020
100% 3:12 left. I love animals :)
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Level 58
Jul 12, 2014
I got all of them except the last one. Never heard of a dugong before.
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Level 28
Jul 13, 2014
Difference between a dove and a PIGEON!?!? Seriously?
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Level 86
Oct 8, 2014
I don't know what you mean, but doves and pigeons are very closely related...
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Level 67
Apr 9, 2021
Yes, they are in the same family, so similar species have different names in different places. It is similar to the Shag/Comorant question.
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Level 72
Apr 11, 2021
Wouldn't know... I've never shagged a cormorant.
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Level 67
Apr 11, 2021
Then you haven't lived, my friend.
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Level 62
Mar 26, 2016
If you'd looked it up yourself, you'd see that they're essentially the same animal.
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Level 77
Sep 7, 2018
Yeah, a pigeon is basically just a soot-stained dove.
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Level 80
Nov 11, 2014
That was an easy one -- knock off about 2 minutes to make it more interesting.
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Level 56
Sep 19, 2015
I hardly ever say this, but I agree. Finished it with over 5 mins left, and I think cutting off 2 or 3 mins could be useful.
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Level 46
Apr 16, 2021
same
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Level 77
Apr 2, 2016
Fun!
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Level 85
Apr 4, 2016
got them all except malamute, which i had never heard of!
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Level 85
Apr 25, 2018
Two years later, tried again and got them all!
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Level 72
May 7, 2018
I'd never hard of a Malamute either.
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Level 61
Sep 7, 2018
I only knew it because of Jack London stories.
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Level 81
Apr 24, 2018
I was hoping it would be a Jaguar and a Daimler.
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Level 69
Sep 7, 2018
He he he
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Level 82
Apr 30, 2018
The difference is, obviously, that there's yet to be a Human Millipede movie made. And I think we can all be thankful for that.
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Level 82
Sep 7, 2018
That's a great name for a potential sequel.
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Level 66
Sep 7, 2018
Frog/toad difference = Only a frog is a Muppet.
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Level 69
Sep 7, 2018
I thought a bobcat was a kind of JCB
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Level 73
Sep 7, 2018
ok, so you can butcher the spelling of a lot of things in jetpunk and still get credit; however, you couldn't accept "wolly mammoth". I know it's only one "o" short, but come on. You know i knew the answer.
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Level 67
Sep 7, 2018
Yeah, but that's not phonetic. If you were missing an L (i.e., "wooly," it would still sound right, so that's a reasonable misspelling. "Wolly" doesn't sound the same as "woolly," so it's not a likely misspelling. You're basically asking the quizmaster to accept every possible misspelling that is off by one letter, which sounds like a lot of work for QM.
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Level 75
Sep 7, 2018
You'll have you wait 'til later to see an alligator but you'll see a crocodile after a while.
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Level 76
Sep 8, 2018
how the hell is a buzzard like a vulture?
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Level 66
Sep 13, 2018
People read/hear of buzzards feeding on carrion, and the first familiar bird that comes to mind is a vulture.

So they associate them without ever knowing what a buzzard looks like.

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Level 75
Dec 19, 2018
We're not all ornithologists
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Level 78
Mar 27, 2019
I was asking myself the same question. I mean, they look totally different and buzzards are better known for hunting mice and other rodents than for eating carrion.

Then again, I grew up in an area where buzzards are fairly common, so maybe that's why the difference is so clear to me...

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Level ∞
Apr 9, 2021
I looked it up. Because to me, buzzard and vulture are two words for the same thing. But it turns out that this is an Americanism. In American English, the turkey vulture is known as a buzzard. In Europe, there is another bird called a buzzard which doesn't resemble a vulture at all.
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Level 60
Apr 9, 2021
Quite. This Englishman tried Kite, Hawk, Falcon and Raptor before moving on rather confused.
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Level 75
Apr 25, 2024
Yeah I tried Kite first, then remembered from somewhere that I'd heard people talk about buzzards as though they were vultures. Interesting little deviation :)
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Level 68
Apr 9, 2021
Yeah, I'm an American and use the words interchangeably.
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Level 76
Apr 14, 2021
Thanks for explaining that Quizmaster - as another Brit I was equally baffled as to why people might conflate the two!
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Level 49
Feb 5, 2019
Got them all except buzzard!!!
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Level 32
Nov 20, 2020
I got stuck on the bison one for a full 2 minutes because i couldn't spell buffalo correctly ´༎ຶ ͜ʖ ༎ຶ
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Level 40
Apr 9, 2021
24/24 wth 3:56 left

I love animals :)

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Level 62
Apr 13, 2021
So a hairy elephant is not a thing. OK. Cool.
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Level 76
Apr 14, 2021
I really wish it was....
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Level 46
Apr 16, 2021
well the difference is that a buffalo is a dad, and "bison" is what he says when he drops his kid off at school
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Level 66
Apr 25, 2021
I know pretty much all of them. Mostly because I search pretty much all of them.
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Level 52
May 30, 2021
Knowing as much about animals as I do, it kind of disgusts me that some people confuse these things.
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Level 60
Sep 7, 2021
same! Though I am pretty sure a Dove is a female Pidgeon.
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Level 63
Nov 25, 2022
Same although a lot are kinda understandable but the buzzard and vulture threw me totally off guard
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Level 60
Sep 7, 2021
I only missed Husky
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Level 60
Sep 7, 2021
You should add Herons and Cranes and Pengolins and Armadillos
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Level 46
Jul 14, 2022
The odd capitalization in this quiz is disorienting.
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Level 65
Aug 24, 2023
How about adding Rook for Crow?
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Level 67
Aug 29, 2023
But "rook" is not how google autocompletes, "what is the difference between a crow and ...". A misspelling is understandable, but there is only ONE correct answer for each question.
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Level 67
Aug 24, 2023
22/24, missed woolly mammoth and vulture
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Level 51
Aug 26, 2023
butterfly and moth? seriously?
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Level 83
Mar 14, 2024
That's a complicated question that a lot of people might not know the answer to given there is, according to the Butterfly Conservation website, no straight answer and the difference is more cultural than scientific. So it's no surprise people are googling it.
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Level 40
Sep 21, 2023
100%
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Level 25
Apr 24, 2024
People low-key research the difference between a slug and a snail ?!
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Level 75
Apr 25, 2024
Jaguar / Cougar / Mountain Lion / Puma / Leopard (Snow / Clouded) ...

Lynx / Caracal / Bobcat / Ocelot / Serval / Pallas Cat ...

I get so confused with small- to medium-sized wild cats!