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    21 Surprising Common Misconceptions

    This list is like MTV's Diary... You think you know, but you have no idea.

    • 1. There's No Evidence That Vikings Had Horns On Their Helmets

      There's No Evidence That Vikings Had Horns On Their Helmets

      Historical vikings, I mean. The ones from Minnesota we definitely have evidence of horns...

    • 2. Marie Antoinette Never Said "Let Them Eat Cake"

      Marie Antoinette Never Said "Let Them Eat Cake"

      The phrase appeared in Rousseau's "Confessions" when she was only 10 years old.

    • 3. George Washington Did Not Have Wooden Teeth

      George Washington Did Not Have Wooden Teeth

      He had four different sets of dentures: gold, hippopotamus ivory, lead, and human and animal teeth.

    • 4. Napoleon Was Not Particularly Short

      Napoleon Was Not Particularly Short

      He wasn't tall either, but just average size.

    • 5. Mussolini Did Not Make The Trains Run On Time

      Mussolini Did Not Make The Trains Run On Time

      Most of the infrastructure work was done before Moussolini came to power.

    • 6. Einstein Never Failed Math

      Einstein Never Failed Math

      Before he was fifteen he had actually "mastered differential and integral calculus." So there's that.

    • 7. Someone Does Not Need To Be Missing For 24 Hours To File A Missing Persons Report

      Someone Does Not Need To Be Missing For 24 Hours To File A Missing Persons Report

      If there is evidence of violence or an unusual absence one can be filed much sooner.

    • 8. Swallowed Chewing Gum Does Not Take 7 Years To Digest

      Swallowed Chewing Gum Does Not Take 7 Years To Digest

      It's not digestible, but it goes through your system at roughly the same rate as other food.

    • 9. 420 Is Not The LA Penal Code For Marijuana Use

      420 Is Not The LA Penal Code For Marijuana Use

      The term came from people planning to meet at 4:20pm to smoke.

    • 10. When Olde English Was Spoken People Did Not Use "Ye" Instead of "The"

      When Olde English Was Spoken People Did Not Use "Ye" Instead of "The"

    • 11. The Great Wall Of China Is Not Visible From The Moon

      The Great Wall Of China Is Not Visible From The Moon

      Nothing man-made is.

    • 12. Goldfish Actually Have Memories Longer Than A Few Seconds

      Goldfish Actually Have Memories Longer Than A Few Seconds

      So that thing you did in front of your goldfish... He remembers.

    • 13. Bats Are Not Blind

      Bats Are Not Blind

      Many do use sonar primarily, but all bats have eyes capable of sight.

    • 14. Lemmings Do Not Have Mass Suicidal Dives From Cliffs During Migration

      Lemmings Do Not Have Mass Suicidal Dives From Cliffs During Migration

      This was popularized in an early Disney nature film that was shot on a soundstage and the Lemmings were actually pushed off the cliff by photographers.

    • 15. Bulls Are Not Enraged By The Color Red

      Bulls Are Not Enraged By The Color Red

      Red doesn't stand out as a bright color for bulls, but the movement of the matador's cape does in fact enrage them.

    • 16. Shaving Does Not Make Hair Grow Back Faster And Thicker

      Shaving Does Not Make Hair Grow Back Faster And Thicker

      So you can stop trying, that beard just might never come for you... Ma'am.

    • 17. Sugar Does Not Cause Hyperactivity In Children

      Sugar Does Not Cause Hyperactivity In Children

      Children are just crazy.

    • 18. Redheads Are Not Going Extinct

      Redheads Are Not Going Extinct

      There may be less of them, but so long as people carry the gene there will be redheads.

    • 19. Alcohol Does Not Kill Brain Cells

      Alcohol Does Not Kill Brain Cells

      At least not directly. You can still do things while drunk that will kill brain cells.

    • 20. Men Do Not Think About Sex Every 7 Seconds

      Men Do Not Think About Sex Every 7 Seconds

      It just seems that way. This statistic is actually impossible to measure.

    • 21. Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism

      Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism

      So shut up Jenny McCarthy. Just shut up.