TIL that the opossum and the possum are not the same animal. The opossum lives in North America and the possum lives in Australia and SE Asia. While they are both marsupials, they belong to different orders. An example of a possum would be the sugar glider, which weighs less than 5 ounces.

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  1. Fun Fact: The opossum is actually native to Hell, but escaped during Satan’s last conquest of Earth and now thrives in dumpsters and under porches across North America.

  2. The word opossum is a Powhatan (Algonquian) Native American word, from opassum, which meant white dog. Possum is a shortening of this word to just ‘dog’ essentially.

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