Ever hear the myth about dropping a coin from the Eiffel Tower or the Empire State Building, and that same coin being able to kill someone? No need to worry about loose change any longer. It would be very unlikely that someone would die from this.
Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Edison didn't invent the first light bulb. He is credited for the first commercially practical light, but there were many before him who had already created incandescent lamps.
Some believe that people during the time of Christopher Columbus thought that the world was flat and that the explorer would sail off the edge. Not true! That belief actually came from the 19th century.
Has anyone ever told you that if you flush the toilet in Australia, it swirls the opposite way as it does in America? Well, we're all the same! Water does not spiral down in opposite directions in the northern and southern hemispheres.