Top Ten Common MisconceptionsThings people believe to be true that are factually incorrect.
The Top Ten Common Misconceptions
Yes. Everyone seems to think that Jesus was born on December 25, he's not. He wasn't even born in winter. He was probably born in late spring or early summer. It seems like I'm one of the only people who knows this. Great list by the way.
We celebrate his birthday on that day. He wasn't born. - funnyuser
He was born. Historical evidence shows that Jesus was a real person. - ethanmeinster
Nobody thinks this.
In fact most of the items on this list are not "common misconceptions" anywhere, nor have they been for a long time.
The Game n Watch was actually their first hand held.
You can't drink eight glasses of water everyday. I tried that once and I had to go to the bathroom for the whole day. Trust me. It's not fun.
Believe me, I've never done this. 3 is probably the most I've ever drank. - Minecraftcrazy530
Cols and the flu are caused by viruses, not the temperature of the air. Bad weather may cause people to congregate which leads to viruses being shared more frequently, but it does not cause the sickness.
They are mammals - ElSherlock
No. Whales are not fish. They are mammals.
Do people even assume that whales are fish anymore?
I'd rather be autistic than be dead - BorisRule
Never been proven. The lone often cited study that fueled the whole debate was completely biased, disowned by the journal that published it, and authored by a researcher who may be criminally prosecuted.
There are many causes, and I believe to be a toxic substance affecting the brain, coming from a variety of things, one of which are vaccinations, but not just infant ones. - Wolftail
If this was true, I would still get vaccinations, having Autism is 1000000000x better than dying from a curable disease. - MrCoolC
The Blue Whale is - ElSherlock
No. The elephant is not the biggest mammal in the world. The blue whale is. They're also the world's biggest animals because they're even bigger than the dinosaurs! While the African elephant is the biggest land mammal, the blue whale is the biggest sea mammal.
No we don't - BorisRule
Not true - ElSherlock
We're not all pedophiles. We think about other things, like video games, working, fixing the computer, and football (American football) - ethanmeinster
If we did then we would end up raping the innocent.
True, you can see the wall from space, but it's difficult, you have to know what you are looking for, and the conditions have to be just right. But think about it. If you can see the Wall which is roughly the same color as the surrounding terrain and is less than 50 feet wide, then you can certainly see a 12 lane Los Angeles freeway that is over twice as wide as well as a whole bunch of other man made objects.
Bulls are color blind. It's the waving motion that attracts them. The red color is for the benefit of the crowd.
It's not blue it's just a myth. - XxembermasterxX
Blood in the body is just as red as when it comes out. The apparent blue coloring is caused by the walls of the veins and your skin.
The blue blood is oxygen poor blood. Once introduced to oxygen, it turns red.
Human blood is never blue. it only looks blue because of the tissues and skin covering it. Blood is always red.
I believe that is knowledge wise, right? But if it's just in general then, would I be able to get rid of 90% and be ineffective?
Ok, if whoever put this thinks we use 100% percent of our brain, think about this: if you actually used 100% of your brain, wouldn't you be able to remember everything? You would also be much smarter than you are now. - Minecraftcrazy530
Jesus was a Jew, not a Christian. He was the messiah, and the actual son of God, which kind of makes it complicated. - ethanmeinster
He did not intend to create a new religion. It was his followers who did so.
Other way around
Actually, when tested, their memory lasted up to six months. - ethanmeinster
Most venomous spider is the Brazilian Wandering Spider - BorisRule
I think this is true. - funnyuser
People are still scared to death that their children or pets will eat these decorative holiday plants, but numerous studies have shown that the worst that could happen is some mild indigestion.
Short hair seems thicker, but it is just perception.
At the spire of EmpirecState building, lightning has already struck 38 times - yatharthb
It has colors of Bavarian flag - BorisRule
This was even mentioned in the movie Finding Forrester but in truth the logo was based on the Bavarian flag and was not associated with a propeller until a dozen years later.
I don't think Pitbulls have a special mechanism that "locks" their jaw. - BorisRule
Once they bite you they will never let go unless you stab or etc. CREEPY (that's why I would not trust on while I am sleeping in the same bed) I don't say their bad but when you don't give it love and care they will betray you and pit bulls are really great dogs. I mean it.
Simply not true, otherwise, how would they eat? In fact, the pit bull doesn't necessarily have the strongest bite strength among dog breeds.
The skin recedes which makes it look like the hair and fingernails are growing.
I don't think that's true - BorisRule
The idea is that gum cannot be digested. But if you have ever chewed a piece of gum until it breaks down, you know this isn't true.
Actually, gum won’t digest at all. So, it will stay up for not long. - MrCoolC
I've also heard that chewing gum makes your heart beat faster.
I swear, I think half of these are in National Geographics "Myths Busted" book. - Minecraftcrazy530
Vikings have never wore horns on their helmets. and that's a good thing because that would be dangerous!
I found that out after I read a Wikipedia page about common misconceptions and the Viking Dragon's Dragon City Wiki page's Trivia article. - Sprightly - Sprightly
He was 5 foot 7 inches in international units, and the average French man at that time was 5 foot 5 inches. - ethanmeinster
No, it isn't. It's a Special Administrative Region of China that used to be a colony of the U.K. for many years until they gave it back in 1997. - PerfectImpulseX
They are fruits - ElSherlock
They're actually fruits.
Tryptophan does cause sleepiness, but not in the quantities people get from eating Turkey. The real reasons people get tired on Thanksgiving are related to overeating and all the time spent preparing food.
No study has proven this theory. People believe this based on circumstantial evidence. Girls in the U.S. are going through puberty earlier than they used to. Hormones didn't used in the production of dairy milk, but they are given to cows today. Therefore, hormones in milk are causing early puberty.
But this logic falls apart when you consider that girls in other first world nations are also going through puberty earlier than ever before, even when the country has banned the use of hormones in dairy farming. The truth is that girls do not start puberty until their bodies have a sufficient fat content. This is why female gymnasts often times do not start puberty until after the stop competing. In the past, girls were skinnier. Today, girls are fatter than ever and primed to start puberty at an early age.
A vomitorium is a hallway for large crowds for people to exit an amphitheater or stadium, not a building for people to practice binging and purging. We still have vomitoriums today and although the drunk guy at the football game may spew in one as he is leaving the stadium, that's not what it is designed or named for.
I actually believe this, they looked at the map and believed that the world was flat and they were afraid that they would fall somehow. - funnyuser
The Greeks found out that the world was a sphere - MrCoolC
Carrots to rabbits are like sugar and lard to us humans. - BorisRule
Carrots do to rabbits what sweets do to humans. While rabbits like carrots as a treat, it is not healthy for them to eat carrots a lot.
I've actually seen the moon at 5 PM, so that ain't true - BorisRule
I've seen the moon in the morning and in the evening - ElSherlock
I’ve seen the moon in the morning a lot.
The moon is out in the daytime just as much and has absolutely no relation to the day-night cycle. - Hajj
If you Google the coins which have Cleopatra's face on them, you will notice that she has masculine features. Marc Antony and Caesar were probably attracted to her because she was a powerful woman and not because of her looks.
Some bat species aren't blind - ElSherlock
"Blind as a bat" is a catchphrase now. People used to think bats where blind.
This makes absolutely no sense. If "B.C." means "before christ", then Jesus would have lived for only a moment, as 1 "before christ" would come right before 1 "after death". It actually means "anno denomi" (latin: year of our lord) - Hajj
When I first heard this one, I already thought it was ridiculous because a sexually transmitted disease and mental illness have no real correlation with each other. However, after looking it up on the Internet, I found out that Freidrich Neitzsche's madness was actually from brain cancer. This makes more sense because a disturbance in the brain's structure can affect a person's mental state.
Tertiary (late-stage) syphilis commonly DOES cause dementia.
Sexually-transmitted diseases are TRANSMITTED sexually. That doesn't mean they affect only the reproductive organs.
What does it actually promise? - BorisRule
Democrats did. - 445956