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Comment: In the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy, a campfire is repeatedly
stomped out by a rhinoceros, and it is claimed that this is something
that, according to legend, they do. Is there any truth to this claim?

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I would say no; it seems to me that an animal's natural fear of fire would prevent it getting to close one to put it out.

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http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-rhinoceros.html
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Do rhinos really put out fires in the wild? This is a popular legend that has inspired scenes in movies, descriptions in stories, and even the names of fire-fighting units, but there have been no actual recorded accounts of this happening.
I've never heard of this legend. Nice to know it's fake, thanks for the link btw. But I've never even heard anyone mentioned anything even vaguely related before. Does this mean I'm terribly sheltered? *shifty eyes*

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I always thought that was just added for comedic effect in The Gods Must Be Crazy. One more thing going wrong for the poor, bumbling hero.

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