25 Things You Were Misinformed About In School

No, your teachers probably weren’t trying to pull the wool over your eyes. In some cases, science has advanced. For example, Pluto is no longer a planet. In other cases, your teachers were probably just misinformed. For example, being taught that *insert-name-of-your-country’s-historical-heroes-here* were the good guys in the story. But it’s okay; we’re here to bring you up to date. These are 25 things you were misinformed about in school.

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The food pyramid

food pyramidSource: wikipedia, Image: commons.wikimedia.org (public domain)

For a long time it was considered to be the best dietary plan. Now, it has been updated to MyPlate because research has shown we should be consuming roughly equal amount of whole grains, lean meats, vegetables, and fruits.


There are only 5 senses

eyeSource: wikipedia

Besides the traditional ones, there is balance, pain, temperature, proprioception, etc.


Brontosaurus has been debunked

brontosaurusSource: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-brontosaurus-is-back1/, Image: commons.wikimedia.org (public domain)

For several years, scientists claimed that the Brontosaurus never existed. Luckily for dino-lovers everywhere, its debunking got debunked. It’s true, Brontosaurus is a dinosaur again! (as of April 2015)


That doing well in school would lead to doing well in life

gradeSource: thoughtcatalog

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. This is why people join fraternities, sororities, clubs, associations, etc. However, nothing beats daddy’s business friends.


You will only use cursive handwriting in college

cursiveSource: thoughtcatalog

You probably won’t even use a pencil.

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