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Lemming

An investor who follows the crowd without doing sufficient (or any) research on his/her investments. This almost inevitably leads to significant losses. The term has a negative connotation because a lemming (the animal) has a reputation for following his pack off of a cliff.
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It consequently has less cover that wintering lemmings need to tunnel and survive in.
Lemmings had whetted his appetite for artificial life and a city of people with artificial intelligence would be the next step.
Mots des: lemmings, trappage, temperature sous-nivale, neige, Dicrostonyx, Lemmus
Overall, 52% of adult male southern bog lemmings had descended testes and 84% of adult females had at least 2 of 3 positive reproductive indices; for woodland voles, 53% of adult males and 69% of adult females showed similar evidence of reproduction.
CUTE: One of them lemmings with helper Andi Harper BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE: Bertha the bunny pops out of an egg at Kirkleatham Owl Centre, right
The waste products of large numbers of lemmings also fertilise the soil, say researchers.
Small changes for lemmings can indeed induce huge changes at the community level, because lemmings are almost the only prey for the predators in the high Arctic.
The lemmings do not procreate as long as before below the snow, and are also easier for predators to hunt.
British Airways workers have paraded cages full of live lemmings in a protest against the firm's cost-cutting plans.
In other words, the lemmings will continue towards the mythical edge.
But taking the process to its natural end, it becomes clear that lemmings are not the (real) animal world equivalent of Wily Coyote who "pick themselves up, dust themselves off and start all over again.
In most areas of the tundra, foxes' lives depend on the abundance of lemmings.