Mind-Blowing Weird and Common Misconceptions and Myths Around the World

You wont believe things you knew all along were not true. 

Mind-Blowing Weird and Common Misconceptions and Myths Around the World
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We live on a planet of miscommunication, misperceptions, and misconceptions. A myth or a lie told enough times to a lot of people becomes the truth. When we believe a lie or a half-truth, we accept it because it makes sense. And why not, embellishments are always interesting.

Sharks don't have cancer; Napoleon was short are one of the commonly coined misconceptions roaming around the world. These so-called facts need to be debunked and corrected. These weird misconceptions look stupid when accosted by the facts.

 Here are some of the corrected misconceptions, you probably know a few too.

Bulls hate red 

Bulls hate red 

Bulls are color blind, they are provoked by the motions of the cloth.

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Great Wall of China 

Great Wall of China 
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It is not visible from moon. How stupid is it to assume that.

Bananas grow on trees 

Bananas grow on trees 
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Actually they grow on massive herbs that resemble trees.

Missing persons report 

Missing persons report 
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Police don't demand a 24 – hour period to lodge a missing person report.

Bats are blind 

Bats are blind 
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Bats can see and they use echolocation too, which means they find the location of objects by reflected sound, in particular, that used by animals such as dolphins and bats. How cool is that?

Humans and dinosaurs 

Humans and dinosaurs 
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People think humans and dinosaurs co-existed, but we existed around 61 million years apart.

Black holes 

Black holes 
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Not really holes but a region of space having a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape.

Alcohol keeps you warm 

Alcohol keeps you warm 
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It dilutes blood vessels near the skin creating impression of warmth, it can drop the body temperature.

Fatwa = death sentence 

Fatwa = death sentence 
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It means non-binding legal opinion.

7 years to digest gum 

7 years to digest gum 
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They chewy base of gum is indigestible and passes straight through. The remainder is absorbed.  

Vikings horned helms 

Vikings horned helms 
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Horned helms were created by a costume designer in 19th century for an opera. Archaeologists are yet to discover a Viking era helmet with embellished horns.

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It is not specified anywhere in the testament that there were three wise men, we just assume it because there were three gifts. There could have been many more.

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We didn't exactly evolved from apes (tailless monkeys) but rather from apelike creatures.