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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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They filmed a few dozen lemmings up close to create an
And, by the way, lemmings do it because there's water below, because they can swim, and to get to breeding grounds.
the plus at He said: "Isn't it right that lemmings aren't usually sold tickets to a place where they think they will be safe and then directed to their deaths by the very people charged with looking after them?" Mr McKay accepted he may have made an unfortunate choice of words.
Apparently, in boom years for lemmings, so many of the snowy owl young survive that there's just not enough room for them all up north, and there's considerable pressure among them to disperse.
Lemmings racked up awards including two European Game of the Year gongs and made Jones, 25, one of the wealthiest and most famous game designers in the world.
See the lemmings hudle and claw for their pretty new rock!
Collectively, the population of our society are not lemmings. They are not going to follow any single leader off the cliff on either the right or the left.
We attempted to live trap lemmings under the snow in their preferred winter habitat at two sites in the Canadian Arctic using chimney-like boxes.
The World of Ink Network will be touring award-winning author Kai Strand's juvenile fantasy adventure book, The Wishing Well: Another Weaver Tale, published by Guardian Angel Publishing and her juvenile contemporary fiction novel, Save the Lemmings, published by Featherweight Press throughout October and November 2012.
Despite broad distributions in eastern North America, southern bog lemmings (Synaptomys cooperi) and woodland voles [Microtus (Pitymys) pinetorum] are less studied than other arvicoline rodents, primarily because their populations are patchy, often intermittently present, and usually low in density.
Los lemmings o leminos, son roedores--de la familia de los hamsters--que habitan en la tundra y en las praderas articas de America, Europa y Asia.
But Bertha's not the only new arrival, with steppe lemmings and wood mice also now part of the menagerie.