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Widespread Myths People Still Believe

There are some myths and hearsay that are so compelling, people just go on repeating them for years and years. Maybe it's because people don't expect they've been lied to about something as trivial as an animal fact. It could also be that the myth itself is just so engrained in our culture that trying to upend it is pointless. To fill up your head with something else, here are some not so fun facts to feel weird about.

untrue myths people still believe | DesignerPilky 21.6k points 3 days ago 3 adamantly told by some seniors at work not drink water boiled twice because cooks oxygen out
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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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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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20+ Survival Myths That Could Go Completely Life-Threatening Wrong

You do NOT want to try these survival myths out if you're in a tight spot! They will pretty much ensure your lack of survival. And that's why they've landed themselves back on Fail Blog. 

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Reddit Reveals 16 Myths That Are Frequently Repeated But Just Aren't True

You're mama taught you well, but probably not that well. The world is filled with fake facts, and their spread is pervasive. So we put some of the best untrue but repeated myths in one easy-to-read place. That isn't to say that the internet is 100% trustworthy, but it's probably a better source of information than a myth that's been circulating in Chinese whispers for hundreds of years. So get your truth nuggets here, courtesy of the fine folk over at Reddit. If you want even more myth-crushing facts, see this article about things we believe that just aren't true. Or, if that doesn't float your boat, start your own cult or whatever.



askreddit the best myths that people believe
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So much for my aspirations of dropping pennies off of the Empire State Building...