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What "Fact" Were You Surprised To Learn Isn't Actually True?


There are some things in this world that are 100% facts.

But there are other things that people have always believed to be true... but *spoiler alert* they aren't!

For instance, you might have heard the lie that if you were to swallow gum, it'd stay in your stomach for seven years.

Perhaps you were duped into thinking that eating turkey on Thanksgiving actually made you sleepy because, you know, ~tryptophan~.

Perhaps you were convinced by movies and TV shows that defibrillators could bring people back to life after their heart stops beating.

Or maybe your jaw dropped when you learned something else entirely!

We've all fallen for these tricks before, so use the DropBox below to tell us which "facts" most people think are true but actually aren't!

The best responses will be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community post!