Owls can turn their heads really far around—looking directly behind themselves is no problem. But the idea they can turn their heads a full 360 degrees is a common misconception. Why is this myth so prevalent? In this quick video, find out more about owl anatomy and why these birds seem so uncanny when they turn to look over their shoulder.

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