Common Myths That Have Been Debunked By Science

You may have previously thought that you had the ins and outs of life pinned down by this point. Well, after reading this, you might have a few more things to consider...

The Great Wall of China is Not the Only Manmade Structure That You Can See From Space

This long-debated myth has never even been remotely true. You can see many manmade structures from the International Space Station. However, from the moon, you can only see dim city lights. 

The Sahara is Not the Biggest Desert on Earth

Technically, the term "desert" isn't unique to hot, sandy environments. All a place needs to do to be considered a desert is to be dry and inhospitable. Coincidentally, Antarctica is both of those things, thus making the entire continent the world's largest desert. 

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The More You Know

  • During the first 5 months of Pokémon Go, gaming-related accidents increased by 26.5%.
  • The chance of a coin landing heads-up is not 50-50
  • The first breakfast cereal had to be soaked overnight before it could be eaten.
  • 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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Post originally appeared on Upbeat News.