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Untrue "Facts" People Were Told In Complete Seriousness

There's a lot of people walking around with their heads still full of garbage they heard on the bus in 6th grade, and they're more than willing to tell you with full confidence that bears lay eggs. From absurd falsehoods to nonexistent laws that people insist are real, people are willing to say some absurd things in complete seriousness.

Untrue and false facts people were told confidently | Keefer1970 2.9k points 18 hours ago band name "KISS" is an acronym Knights Satan's Service AC/DC Anti-Christian Devil Children Slayer Satan Laughs As Eternally Rot all told us without irony by Sunday school teacher, circa 1987
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Everyday Misconceptions People Still Believe

For whatever reason, there are a few common misconceptions that are way too persistent. After mountains of evidence to the contrary, your uncle will still sit at the dinner table and proudly proclaim an untrue "fact" in complete seriousness. Even complete strangers will still come up to you and insist certain laws are true when they don't actually exist.

Untrue misconceptions | Back2Bach 18.7k points 3 days ago Lightning never strikes twice same place fact does, and frequently don't want be there happens.
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Not-So-Fun Facts To Feel Bad About

They say that what you don't know can't hurt you, but after you read enough, you kind of come to the conclusion that that's totally untrue. There are a lot of unknowns out there that can absolutely hurt you, and there's a lot of things out there that will just make you feel bad to know. For other facts, here are wild sex facts to quote during an awkward silence and some happy facts to counteract all the messed up ones.

Not fun facts about horrible and terrible things | gkibbe 20.7k points 10 hours ago People who handle cockroaches develop allergies them. This usually prevents them drinking pre- ground coffee because cockroaches get grounded with large batches.
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Not Fun Facts to Feel Weird About

If you needed any more chilling reminders that you aren't as secure as you might have thought, here are some not fun facts and observations about supervolcanoes, biology and physics that could do the trick. To undo some of these, here are some nice facts to counteract all the messed up ones.

creepy, disturbing and sad facts | TheKentuckyRifleman 21.3k points 12 hours ago Frontal Lobotomy performed with no anesthesia and an outpatient procedure.
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Tumblr Gems to Destroy Boredom

The minds of Tumblr just shoot wild thoughts around like a pinball machine, resulting in some nuggets of gold from Tumblr's busy brains. You've got off-the-wall movie ideas, quizzical musings on history, intriguing observations, and strange anecdotes. There are too many comedy gems from the world of Tumblr.

Funny moments and memes from Tumblr | bidoof movie idea: guy finds stone tablet engraved with mysterious alien language and gets caught up national treasure-esque adventure decipher its meaning, only learn s just an alien "live, love, laugh" decoration Source: bidoof 240,710 notes
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Ridiculous Historical Facts That Prove We're Strange People

The more you learn about history, the more it kind of makes sense that nothing makes sense. People have been weird and stupid forever, and learning about our many foibles just kind of hammers out the fact that we don't really know what's going on. But hey, knowledge is power, so here are wild sex facts and completely useless facts.

Weird and strange historical facts | reddit post shampoo_and_dick 33.8k points 22 hours ago 3 ancient Egypt, servants were smeared with honey attract flies away pharaoh.
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A Short Wholesome Tumblr Post On Different Perspectives

This quick and wholesome Tumblr post does a great job at highlighting the different world perspectives of people that are blind and deaf. As it turns out, deaf people have accents too. 

A short but very entertaining Tumblr post shows off the big difference in perspectives between blind and deaf people | Blind people must save lot on electricity. stomatium They do actually! mauve-moth had blind professor, last semester, and swung through his office make up an exam while
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Common Misconceptions People Still Believe

If you're like anyone else, you probably have a bunch of inaccurate BS just banging around in your head. Here are some common myths you might still believe. If these make you feel dumb and you'd like to feel like you know even less, here are facts that feel way too obvious after hearing them.

Misconceptions people still believe | posted by CapaxInfini Goldfish have short term memory. Actually goldfish can remember things up year.
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Facts That Feel Too Obvious After Hearing Them

Learning is supposed to make you feel smart, but sometimes you hear something that makes so much sense that it just makes you feel like an idiot for not having known it. It's not wuite as bad as these obvious things people realized way too late. For something darker, here are random facts that we had no business knowing.

Facts that feel obvious | posted by YummyMango124 never mentioned Humpty-Dumpty an egg.
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Inventions That Are Now Used for Something Other Than Their Intended Purpose

People are pretty great at finding alternate uses for things. Sometimes it's some military invention that gets re-marketed as a household convenience, sometimes it's a reflection of changing times, and sometimes its people realizing it's fun to shoot at each other using a paint-launching logging device. Here are some cool and interesting inventions.

Things that are used today for a different use that they were invented | posted by Vyzantinist High-heeled shoes. They were originally men and used horse riding, as heels were supposed keep feet more secure stirrups. Now, they're just fancy women's shoes.
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Facts That Sound Legit But Are Actually Fake

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share those facts that they've heard that might sound legit, but are in fact totally fake. Some people really need to check their facts before they spread the false information into the rest of the world. 

A collection of AskReddit replies to facts that are fake but sound legit | post by Imnewsoifislipendme Standing too close tv screen can damage eyes s not true at all.
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Tumblr Thread Explains How The Color Magenta Technically Doesn't Exist

Tumblr gets in real deep sometimes. Sure, a lot of it is just memes and thought exercises, but some threads get into stuff like the historical concept of the color purple in rhyming fashion, or how modern cats became domesticated. So anyway, here's why magenta is a made up color based on your brain just doing its best.

Informative tumblr thread on how magenta and other colors are just your brain guessing.
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Wild Sex Facts to Quote During an Awkward Silence

Want to alienate your friends and coworkers in a fast an easy way? Here are some absolutely crazy sex facts that will have people talking about you behind your back in no time. They'll say "that's the guy who keeps talking about elephant testicles in the elevator." For more wild stuff, here are some insane facts that we had no business knowing. And if you don't want people to talk about you, here arenice facts to counteract all the messed up ones.

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Funny Observations on Language that are Frustratingly Interesting

We know that languages are all weird, and the one we use can be particularly confusing, but that can make it a more fun and nuanced thing to explore. We're all for seeing some creative uses and misuses of the English language. If you just wanna see people totally suck at English, then here are people who failed at using the English language.

Funny and interesting observations on languages.
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AskReddit Users Give Random Facts We Had No Business Knowing

Everyone knows the most fun facts are about morbid history and animal genitals. Some of these are just plain interesting, some are amazingly gross while others are sad and damning. If it gets to be too much there's also some happy facts to hopefully counteract all the messed up ones.

Interesting, gross and weird facts.
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