Don’t you just hate it when you are 100% certain that some fact or commonly held belief is true only to find out years later it isn’t? Well hang on to your britches because we are about to give you 25 misconceptions that most people believe to be true, but sadly are not. While some of these are may have some truth in them, it’s probably less than you thought. So from the true inventor of the light bulb to a commonly held misconception concerning Mac books, these are 25 Misconceptions Everyone Wants You To Believe.
Thomas Crapper invented the flush toilet
Flush toilets were actually used in the Indus Valley Civilization as early as the 26th century BC
Thomas Edison invented the light bulb
There were actually more than 20 inventors who invented the incandescent lightbulb before Thomas Edison.
The sun is yellow
If you saw the sun without the interference of our atmosphere you’d realize that it’s actually white.
If the sun turned into a black hole we would all get sucked in
If the sun turned into a black hole the orbits of the planets would mostly be unaffected because black holes don’t automatically just suck everything in. The sun’s gravity would continue working as it does now except that at really close distances you would not be able to escape its pull.
Einstein failed math
Not even close. He aced math. In fact, he was a pro at calculus and differential equations before he even turned 15. The rumor most likely started because he failed his first attempt on the entrance exam for the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School. Keep in mind, however, that he was two years younger than everyone else. And oh yea, he definitely passed the math section with flying colors.