If these 100 common misconceptions really are false, I have to ask the question, “What is life?”, because everything adults taught me as a kid was fabricated to keep me in check, apparently.
I “can” swim right after I eat, sugar “is not” responsible for hyperactivity, and it “does not” take seven years to digest gum. Mind blowing myths are everywhere, creating misunderstandings about everything from diet to sex.
We don’t even have five senses. We have many, many more, something like 20!
Consider that Vitamin C does not help to prevent colds, carrots do not improve your vision, and cracking your knuckles does not lead to future health risks like arthritis.
Furthermore, “Chinese” fortune cookies originated in “Japan”, and China’s Great Wall is not the only man-made object that can be seen from space because big city lights are the most prominent human invention that can be seen from our outer reaches.
Also, although Napoleon was 5’7″, the “Little Corporal” was taller than the average Frenchman during his reign. George Washington did not have wooden teeth; they were gold and ivory with a few horse and donkey choppers in there. That is quite a grill! And there is no evidence that Vikings had horned helmets, and cowboy hats were not a part of the Western American frontier.
Apologizes to those heavy-hearts who are stunned that our history classes and homes were full of fabrications, but you now have the truth that will hopefully set us and future generations free.