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 are color blind, they are provoked by the motions of the cloth.
It is not visible from moon. How stupid is it to assume that.
Actually they grow on massive herbs that resemble trees.
Police don't demand a 24 – hour period to lodge a missing person report.
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?
People think humans and dinosaurs co-existed, but we existed around 61 million years apart.
Not really holes but a region of space having a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape.
It dilutes blood vessels near the skin creating impression of warmth, it can drop the body temperature.
It means non-binding legal opinion.
They chewy base of gum is indigestible and passes straight through. The remainder is absorbed.
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.
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.
We didn't exactly evolved from apes (tailless monkeys) but rather from apelike creatures.