Things You Thought Were True But Aren't

The Top Ten

1 Cracking your knuckles gives you arthritis
2 Chameleons change their color to blend in with their surroundings
3 Oranges are named after the color
4 Consuming sugar gives you a sugar rush
5 Giving children sugar makes them hyper

This is 100% true! My cousins are 7, 9, and 14 and they go CRAZY HYPER during family parties after they drink soda and eat desserts.

6 Mars is a red planet
7 The Earth doesn’t revolve around the Sun. It’s actually revolving around the solar system’s center of mass

Which is why the Sun is seen to jiggle. But that's also due to the gravitational influence of its planets. As the planet moves nearer to the Sun, at perihelion, its gravity attracts the Sun by a tiny amount, but this attraction falls at aphelion. What we see is this repeating pattern of gravitation, which is a method of determining whether a distant star has a planet orbiting it, and also the planet's orbital period, and mass can be mathematically derived. - PositronWildhawk

Or in other words, around the barycenter. - Kiteretsunu

8 Napoleon Bonaparte was short

Wow... How do I carry on with life after discovering he might have actually been a bit taller than me? - Britgirl

9 The Great Wall of China is easily visible from space
10 Swallowed chewing gums doesn't digest

The Contenders

11 Humans have 5 senses
12 When you die, fingernails and hair keep growing
13 Your blood is blue while it is in the body
14 Your fingers wrinkle in water because the skin is absorbing water
15 George Washington had wooden teeth
16 Yellow light doesn't mean slow down, it means speed up.
17 Bats are blind
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1. The Great Wall of China is easily visible from space
2. Swallowed chewing gums doesn't digest
3. Giving children sugar makes them hyper
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1. Chameleons change their color to blend in with their surroundings
2. Cracking your knuckles gives you arthritis
3. Consuming sugar gives you a sugar rush
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