Busting Popular Myths That You Probably Thought Were Facts

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You won’t believe how easy it is for falsities to spread like wildfire. Luckily, with the internet, we can debunk some of these myths that you might have thought were facts your entire life!

Carrots Do Nothing For Your Vision

This was a myth that originated in WWII. They only help if you have a vitamin A deficiency… And, they’re just healthy!

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The Sun is Actually White

The sun isn’t yellow! The true color of the sun gets scattered through the atmosphere. That’s why sunsets look the way that they do!

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The More You Know

  • Tennis was originally played with bare hands.
  • Following the release of Rocky IV, a joke was making rounds in Hollywood. Since Rocky had run out of opponents, he would have to fight an alien if a fifth movie was made. Jim and John Thomas took the joke seriously and wrote a screenplay based on it, which later became the movie "Predator".
  • In 1966 and 1967, soldiers testing Agent Orange in Canada were told the chemical was completely safe and sprayed it on each other to cool off.
  • In 1567, the man said to have the longest beard in the world died after he tripped over his beard running away from a fire.
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