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22 Things You Thought To Be True That Actually Aren't

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    If you're deciding whether or not to have that last drink at the bar one night .. drinking actually doesn't kill your brain cells.

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    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.

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    Everyone loads up on Vitamin C when they feel a cold coming on, but the truth is, it probably won't save you like you think!

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    The Great Wall of China is indeed very large, but if one day into the future we are all able to go into space .. we won't be able to see it from the rocket ship.

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    If the world ends, do not expect to survive on Twinkies - they actually don't last forever. The shelf life of these delightful snacks is actually about a month and a half.

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    Every hear the phrase "Lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place?" It actually can .. and does happen!

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    If you're an emotional and creative person or a logical and analytical person... it has nothing to do with being "left brained" or "right brained."

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    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.

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    Don't be afraid to stuff yourself with turkey on Thanksgiving. The meat doesn't make you any more sleepy than other foods do.

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    How your fingernails and hair are when you die, is how they'll stay forever. They don't keep growing!

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    Chameleons are known for changing their color, but many believe they do this to blend in to the environment around them. The truth is, this is how the communicate with other chameleons!

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    Ever hear of the Napoleon complex? Well Napoleon Bonaparte actually wasn't short (for his time). He was actually an above average height! FYI he was about five and a half feet tall.

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    Different parts of your tongue don't actually make you taste different flavors.

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    Many parents have been anti-vaccine lately due to the belief that they cause autism. But there have been recent studies suggesting that they do not.

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    If your kids aren't allowed to eat cookies or candy because you're afraid it will make them hyper... sugar does not actually change a child's behavior that way.

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    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.

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    Maybe a hat isn't as important in the winter as you think. You lose heat through your head at the same rate as the rest of your body.

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    Sherlock Holmes' famous catch-phrase "It's elementary, my dear Watson," is not in the Arthur Conan Doyle books. The phrase later came about in the films.

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    Goldfish are smarter than you think! Many believe their memory lasts three seconds, but they can remember things for much longer.

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    You can now sleep easier. The old adage "you're never more than six feet away from a rat" is not necessarily true! You're probably a lot further away. (Unless you're riding a subway in NYC...)

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    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.

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    Earthworms do not regenerate into two separate worms, if you cut them in half. The head may survive - emphasis on the may!

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