When it comes to common knowledge, there are certain facts that we hold as the truth. For example, even if we personally have never been to outer space, we still know that the Earth is round because others have provided significant evidence to prove that it’s not flat.
Other times, however, some “facts” can be based purely on hearsay and myths, and they’re 100% wrong. These misconceptions go so far that even some textbooks state them as truth. As you’re about to find out, they’re anything but true.
They are seen as a symbol of American cuisine, and are actually rare in China.
The melody was based on a French folk song, and Mozart did not even begin these variations until he was 25 or 26.
It was introduced for Judo in the 1880s, but promotion beyond the black belt is possible in different forms of martial arts.
The true origin of the phrase remains unknown.
Washington’s teeth were made from gold, hippopotamus ivory, lead, animal teeth (particularly from donkeys and horses) and, likely, human teeth from slaves.
Astronauts from the Apollo missions have claimed that they could not see any specific human structure at all from that far in space.
Bulls cannot even perceive the color red! They simply charge during bullfights because they see matadors as a threat.
He did discover numerous other uses for peanuts, not to mention several other inventions, but peanut butter actually dates as far back as the Incas and Aztecs.
Some people may have exceptional memories, but not to the point where they could replicate the exact details of an actual photograph.
The Empire State Building gets struck by lightning roughly 100 times per year.
There is, however, a correlation between alcohol consumption and drowning, so be careful at your next pool party!
It takes 24 hours after being laid just for the housefly maggot to hatch.
Although he did exceptionally well in the math and science sections, Einstein failed the entrance exam into the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School on his first attempt. It should be noted that he was two years younger than the other applicants at the time.
This was actually written by Evelyn Beatrice Hall, who wrote under the pseudonym Steven G. Tallentyre.
“Land der Berge, Land am Strome” is the actual Austrian national anthem.
These common misconceptions prove that we should always remain skeptical of things that “everybody knows.” Just because many people believe something doesn’t mean it’s true!
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