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Creepy Local Urban Legends From All Over the Place

It's a big world with a lot of history, and we've got to fill it up with something. Just about everywhere has its own tales of local ghosts, sea monsters, pig men and phantom roadside assistance. Some have actual cultural folk history, and others are like, a bridge in San Antonio, but they've all go their weird merits. For some extra strangeness, here are creepy moments that people won't forget anytime soon.

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Weird and Wild Junk People Were Told In Sex Ed

For a whole lot of people, sex ed was more of a fear factory than a sober discussion of scientific facts, and it's really weird how much unverified information and questionable analogies people are prepared to hare in order to get kids to do what they want. Yeah, a lot of awkward sex questions get asked in sex ed, but at least they sometimes get answered.

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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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