There are a lot of "facts" out there that aren't actually as true as you might think they are. Here are ten of them.
1 Antibiotics do not cure colds. This medicine only works against bacterial infections, colds are caused by viruses.
2 Napolean was not short. He was 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) which was considered quite tall for the time. This myth was started by angry Europeans. Makes sense seeing as how he caused such a ruckus over there.
3 Vikings never wore horns on their helmets. Well their priests might have, but they never wore them into battle. This perception of them started when German operas adopted the look to make everything more "theatrical".
4 It was already a widely accepted fact that the world was round before Christopher Columbus came along. The issue during this time wasn't the shape of the Earth, but its size. Columbus was actually wrong in his calculations of the Earth's circumference. Which is why he was surprised to find the New World and not India.
5 The Declaration of Independence was actually signed on August 2, 1776. Not July 4th.
6 Sushi does not mean "raw fish". It actually translates to "a Japanese dish consisting of small balls or rolls of vinegary-flavored cold cooked rice served with a garnish of raw fish vegetables or egg." So while sushi can have raw fish with it, it doesn't have to in order to be considered sushi.
7 Twinkies do not have an infinite shelf life. They go bad after about 26 to 45 days.
8 The Great Wall of China is not visible from space. No man-made object is.
9 Hair and fingernails do not continue to grow after a person's death. Their just recedes giving the illusion of growth.
10 We do not use only 10% of our brain, we use all of it. There are numerous facts that prove this myth just plain wrong. For example, if we only used 10% then we could suffer damage to most of our brain and still function fine. But even the smallest bit of damage can severely impair our abilities acheter viagra en ligne canada. For more on this, check out this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_percent_of_brain_myth
So did you learn something from this? I hope you did.