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17 Popular Misconceptions People Wish Would Go Away

Some pieces of trivia can stick around in cultural consciousness for way too long, especially if they're untrue. It can be tempting to repeat a myth just because it sounds shocking and "unbelievable." There are oodles of misconceptions that people have about the past and future that just never seem to die.

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I would have paid a lot more attention in school if they taught quantum theory like this.

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...one of Einstein's weirder ideas has led to the identification of a new planet, about twice as massive as Jupiter, orbiting a star some 2,000 light-years from Earth — a discovery Einstein never even envisioned but one that may never have happened without him. Indeed, David Latham, a Harvard astronomer who collaborated on the discovery, originally doubted it was even possible to do what he (under Einstein's guiding hand) recently succeeded in doing. "I thought it was silly," he say

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In addition to Pi Day, it's also Albert Einstein's birthday. Celebrate accordingly by having crazy hair, sticking your tongue out every time someone takes your picture, and being brilliant.

EXTRA CREDIT: Throw your best Einstein-lookalike photos into the comments for maximum funtimes (use this as your template).