10 Completely False ‘Facts’ Everyone Knows

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There are hundreds of false facts out there and the worst thing is that people still don’t know that they are nothing, but lies. If you want to know about them, read below:

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain:

If you think Mount Everest (8,848 meters) is the tallest mountain in the world, it is time for you to know that Mauna Kea (10,200 meters) in Hawaii is the tallest mountain because it has a portion of it underwater as well.

The heat in your body leaves from your head:

Leave your house on a winter’s day and you’d notice that your head is the coldest thing you’re carrying around!

The only man-made object that’s visible from space is the Great Wall of China:

There are many other man-made objects that can be seen from space. Bridges, dams, airports and major highways etc.

Glass is nothing, but slow moving liquid:

It is surely not liquid – it is amorphous solid!

The moment you touch their babies, mother birds abandon them:

Not true at all! Mother babies don’t abandon their kids because they are touched by humans.

Different tastes are detected by different parts of your tongue:

To tell you the truth, the entire tongue as a whole helps you develop a taste.

Before Columbus, all the people in the world thought that Earth was flat:

There were a lot of people, who had proposed the idea of the world being round.

Blood is blue:

Nope – just because the veins are blue does not mean that the blood is blue; it is dark red in color.

Chameleons change their color to blend with the surroundings:

Chameleons don’t change their colors for the sake of blending with the surroundings; they change because of their emotions.

Humans have only five senses:

Even though the whole world thinks that humans have only five different senses, there are many more in the list.

 h/t: howstuffworks