Nobody is perfect. We all get things wrong (actually, almost every day you are guaranteed to get something wrong). You don’t think you get anything wrong? Well there you go, that’s your first mistake of the day. Life isn’t about always being right. This is a good thing because as you will see it’s not difficult to get something quite wrong.
Think about this: If you start a business and expect everything to be perfect, to turn a profit from day one, and to never have to make any extremely hard decisions then most people would say you are probably being a bit delusional. The truth is we all make mistakes. To some degree, we all have skewed and warped views of how things are. Some of these wrong views are harmless, with little to no consequence to your overall life. Other views however can be a bit more problematic. So today we are going to show you 25 things that people quite often get wrong. If you find yourself a victim of believing these errors don’t feel bad, like we said before, nobody is perfect and learning is part of the solution.
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Typing your pin number into an ATM backwards notifies the police
No it doesn’t. It just doesn’t.
People swallow an average of 4 spiders per year
Or was it 6? Or 8? It just depends who you heard the myth from. But, since we are talking about averages, it is most likely more than 0. Why? Even if only 1 person on Earth swallowed a spider this year, that would make the average small, but positive (0.00000000000000000000000001 spiders per year…or something like that)
Carrots give you good eyesight
So do tomatoes, exercise, and not smoking. During World War II the British didn’t want the Germans to know they had radar so they spread propaganda saying the good eyesight of their pilots was due to carrots. And everyone believed it.
The Great Wall of China is the only man made object visible from space
Nope. Even from low Earth orbit (space shuttle) you can see many highways and dams better than the Great Wall because the color of its construction materials blends into the Earth.
People in the Middle Ages believed the Earth was flat
Not really. People had already known the Earth was a sphere since nearly 300BC when the Greeks calculated its circumference. And besides, there are people even today who still believe it is flat (as unbelievable as that may sound).