25 THINGS YOU ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT SIMPLY AREN’T TRUE

Well, if this isn’t another article debunking popular myths. We can’t say that you’ll relate to all of these, but you’re guaranteed to know about most of the stuff on this list. So, without further ado, let’s get right into it.

1. SUGAR RUSH is just a common misconception. There’s nothing of the kind ever scientifically proven.

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2. People say you can see the Great Wall of China from space. That’s true but its not the only man-made object perceivable in space.

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3. Picking up baby birds won’t make their mothers reject them. Birds don’t have strong sense of smell, so they can’t know if the baby-bird was near a human.

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4. Blood is never blue. De-oxygenated blood is dark and not blue.

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5. Taste buds aren’t dedicated to a specific taste, every part of the tongue can taste any flavor.

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6. Chameleons don’t change their color according tot he surroundings. They change the colors to signal their mood and communicate.

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7. The color orange is named after the fruit and not vice versa.

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8. Couple often use the examples of penguins that supposedly mate for life. Well, they’re known to cheat now and then.

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9. NASA did make a pen to be used in outer space, but just like the Russians, they also used pencils.

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10. The Forbidden Fruit isn’t exactly an apple. The only thing we can know for sure is that it is a fruit, it could be a fig or a pomegranate.

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11. Other than the basic five senses, humans can also sense stuff like balance, acceleration, pain and temperature.

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12. Napolean Bonaparte was not short. his nickname that translates to “The Little Corporal” is definitely a joke. He’s 5’7″.

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13. The Earth isn’t actually revolving around the Sun. It’s orbiting the center of mass of the Solar System.

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14. Columbus didn’t think the Earth was flat. He merely just underestimated its size.

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15. Contrary to popular belief, a person does not use only 10% of their brain.

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16. The shows actually lie. Vikings don’t have horns on their helmets.

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17. Eating prior to swimming doesn’t result in drowning.

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18. Your body does not digest gum. It just passes through.

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19. 420 is not the LAPD Code for marijuana use. It is for juvenile disturbance.

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20. John F. Kennedy saying “Ich bin ein Berliner” just meant “I am a jelly doughnut”.

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21. The human evolution didn’t start from apes. We just share common ancestors.

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22. Mussolini didn’t restore Italy’s train system, he actually ruined it.

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23. George Washington didn’t have wooden teeth. He had gold, ivory, lead and animal teeth.

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24. Redheads and Blondes have the same systems as the rest of us. They aren’t going extinct.

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25. There wasn’t much panic after Orson Welles’ radio broadcast. Barely any people heard it.

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