1. Napoleon Wasn't Short.
Most of the people believe that Napoleon Bonaparte was a short man. However he was 5'7", which at the time was considered taller than average. The rumor that he was a short person was actually just British war propaganda.
2. Humans don't use only 10% of their brains.
UGHH. If only I could tap that other 90 percent, I too could become savant who remember to the twenty-thousandth decimal place or perhaps even have telekinetic powers.
But that's just a myth. Actually, no study has ever showed or claimed that. Though an alluring idea, the "10 percent myth" is so wrong it is almost laughable. It turns out though, that we use virtually every part of the brain, and that [most of] the brain is active almost all the time , and that is confirmed by neurologists.
3. Cow tipping isn't a thing.
The evidence against cow tipping is immense, and backed up by both farmers and the laws of physics .It doesn't matter what your drunk cousin told you. Cow tipping isn't a thing because cows sleep lying down.
4. Touching baby birds doesn't make their mother reject them.
Birds will not readily abandon their young because they “smell humans.” For one thing, birds don’t have a great sense of smell. Their olfactory bulbs are small and simple compared to other animals
Even if they could detect your scent, and make a negative association with it, they’re not just going to up and leave. You wouldn’t abandon your kids and home at the first sign of danger, would you?
That's right. You could have saved that baby bird when you were 10. You let it die smh.
5. Iron Maiden never existed.
It was actually a hoax made up in the 19th century. The idea of iron-maiden-like devices has been around for thousands of years, even if evidence for their actual use is shaky. It's a myth and probably only used in stories moms told their kids in the Middle Ages.
6. Albert Einstein didn't fail high school math.
Albert Einstein was actually a very bright student with good scores in all his subjects. If he wasn't really into studies it was more because of the fact that he didn't like "the school’s expected mindless obedience and discipline aimed at instilling authoritarian civic virtues".
He may have failed his college entrance exam once which floated this rumor.
"But mom! Einstein failed at math too." "No he didn't, bitch" *takes out the belt to whip his ass*
7. The Great Wall Of China isn't visible from space.
Since 1904, people have been claiming that the Great Wall of China is so big and so prominent, that it can be seen from the surface of the moon. After 65 years of waiting, Apollo astronauts were able to confirm the authenticity of this claim. Their answer: no.
The Chinese space program was shaken to learn that their own astronaut, Yang Liwei couldn’t see the wall from space. This at least confirmed the invisibility wasn’t a political conspiracy. But hey! Maybe they just had shitty eyesight, right?
8. Humans have five senses.
Sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. Are we forgetting any? About 15 others, according to some neuroscientists who include among our sense such capabilities as nociception (the ability to feel pain), chronoception (ability to feel the passing of time), and equilibrioception (sense of balance).
9. The Keys on a Typewriter/Keyboard Are Arranged Specifically for More Efficient Typing.
In today’s modern era, a large portion of the population are adept at typing, but the keys were not arranged for the typist’s convenience. Instead, they were arranged in such a way as to slow down typists on old typewriters! Originally, the inventor of the typewriter laid out the keys in alphabetical order, but he realized the keys would jam if typing occurred at a high speed because too many frequently used letters were placed too close together. So the QWERTY system was developed to place the most frequently used letters as far apart on the keyboard as possible. It was publicly and falsely claimed that the QWERTY system was scientifically devised to promote efficient typing. Others have since invented more efficient systems, but the QWERTY system is so widely accepted that it’s nearly impossible to change.
10. Vikings didn't wear horned helmets.
We see vikings are fierce warriors that wore heavy armor and wielded destructive weapons and wore helmets with huge horns. But that's a myth. This is a real, 10th century Viking helmet. That thing Flavor Flav wears and that adorns the Minnesota Vikings helmets is cool, but it's also pure fantasy.