18 Things We Think Are the Same, but They’re Totally Different

Knowing the right meaning of things can not only simplify your life, but turn you into an expert who can easily win in any argument.


Toads have shorter legs and thicker skin that isn’t as smooth and covered in mucus as the skin the frogs have.


Llamas are way bigger than alpacas and have remarkably long and curled ears.



Turtles prefer water and can live both on land and in water. Tortoises dwell on land.


Macarons are sandwich cookies that are filled with a creamy filling. Macaroons are made of shredded coconut without any filling.


Plantains are high in starch and low in sugar and should always be cooked before eating.


In the past, it was only possible to bury the deceased on lands that were owned by the church and these lands were called graveyards. Later, with the growth of the population, the church’s land capacity wasn’t large enough, so separate cemeteries were created.



Sphynx refers to the breed of cats that has no fur, while sphinx is a mythical creature that has a human head and a lion’s body.


possums primarily inhabit North America and can be recognized by their white heads and grayish bodies. Possums live in Australia and have smaller heads and fur that is almost the same color all over their body.


Biscuits are usually more crunchy and can be either sweet or salty. Cookies are mostly sweet and may contain some filling like chocolate chips or nuts.


Boats and ships are different in terms of size and operational areas. Ships can also operate in open waters, have more complicated navigation systems, and a higher cargo capacity.


Stalactites grow from the ceiling or the sides of the cave, while stalagmites are located on the ground.


Butter is made of milk, while margarine is made of vegetable oil.



Labradors have shorter fur than Golden Retrievers.


Prawns have claws on 6 of their legs, while shrimp have them on only 4 legs.


Cupcakes are topped with a creamy frosting. Muffins rarely have any frosting at all.


Tomato sauce often includes few or no additional ingredients, like spices. Ketchup is always a combination of tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, and spices.


A pill is a general term that refers to medicaments that contain medication in a solid form like tablets, capsules, and soft gels. Tablets specifically refer to medicine with a round shape, that may vary in size.


Ravens are usually bigger and prefer to travel in pairs. Crows are more social, and they are more often seen in larger groups. Also crows give kind of cawing sounds, while ravens make more of a croaking sound.


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