Myths usually begin as rumors and soon take the shape of facts. Check out the ten common misconceptions in this infographic.
1. Sugar makes kids hyperactive
This is believed by many people but studies have proved that sugar does not affect the behavior of kids.
2. Penny dropping from Empire state building is perilous
People say that if a penny is dropped from such a height, it could kill someone, on hitting them. This is not true.
3. Alfred Nobel’s Wife/Mistress is the reason for no Nobel Prize for mathematics
This makes an interesting tale but actually, it is thought that Nobel had no interest in Mathematics.
4. Vikings wore horned helmets
Most stories and pictures show vikings wearing horned headgear, but no evidence supports this.
5. Hot Dog got its name at Basketball game
A nice story to tell, but the origin dates back to many years.
6. Silencers make guns silent
Silencers don't make the guns silent, but only suppress the noise.
7. Violin strings were made of cat guts
Catgut itself is made from intestinal walls of several animals and not from actual cat’s gut.
8. French toast came from France
French toast origin date back to centuries, even before the existence of France.
9. Velociraptors were bigger than humans
Velociraptors did not resemble reptiles, but looked like a turkey.
10. Cats & Dogs see only black & white
People have had this misconception about cats and dogs being colorblind for many years, which is not true.