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13 Things You Thought Were True But Aren’t

You may begin to see a pattern here. Thanks to the QI Book of General Ignorance.

  1. 1. The Wright brothers made the first flight in an aeroplane.
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    1. It’s not true, is it?
  2. 2. An octopus has eight legs.
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    1. It’s not true, is it?
  3. 3. The three most dangerous Australian creatures are spiders, snakes and sharks.
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    1. It’s not true, is it?
  4. 4. It's 50-50 whether a coin lands on "heads" or "tails".
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    1. It’s not true, is it?
  5. 5. This is a spiral staircase.
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    1. It’s not true, is it?
  6. 6. Cleopatra was Egyptian.
    1. It’s not true, is it?
  7. 7. Julius Caesar invaded Britain and said "Veni, vidi, vici" – "I came, I saw, I conquered."
    1. It’s not true, is it?
  8. 8. Napoleon was short.
    1. It’s not true, is it?
  9. 9. Bats are blind.
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    1. It’s not true, is it?
  10. 10. Mussolini made the trains run on time.
    1. It’s not true, is it?
  11. 11. Mayflies only live for a day.
    1. It’s not true, is it?
  12. 12. Usain Bolt is the fastest man that ever lived.
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    1. It’s not true, is it?
  13. 13. Richard III's last words were "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse."
    1. It’s not true, is it?

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