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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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23 "Facts" People Believed for Way Too Long Before Finding Out They Were Wrong

Maybe your parents lied to you, maybe you were reading a discredited book, or maybe you heard it on the playground. We've got a lot of erroneous garbage banging around our noggins. 

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Goatman: The Urban Legend We All Want to Believe In
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Sightings of the legendary Goatman have been reported in Kentucky, Texas and Wisconsin. Each person claims to have witnessed a hooved man walking on two legs with a fabulous set of horns on his head. You know, half human and half goat. Locals don't call him Goatman though. If you're from Goatman's hood, the people call him 'The Pope Lick Monster.'

Recently, the resurgence of Goatman has the Internet in a conspiracy tizzy. Even the author of the Goatman book has tried to get some new socks out of the deal.

Just don't forget... The New Jersey Devil is still out there.