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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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Tumblr Thread on Titanic is as Fascinating as it is Made Up

It's weird how with a smidgen of detail and a few photos, you can convey some incredible and untrue "information" on eclipses and death cults. As with history, science can also be easily farced, like this thread on the "dangers" of black-tiled pools and gullibility. 

Funny and creative made up tumblr Titanic story | facts facts--just-made-up HAD TITANIC ARRIVED Titanic sank on April 14, 1912. Had not struck iceberg would have arrived New York on April 17th. But happening New York on April 17th, 1912 answer may change history as know .
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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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