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Date: 03/17/13 10:55 AM

21 Responses to 50 Common Misconceptions

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    March 17, 2013 at 10:56 am
    Link: 50 Common Misconceptions - Trivia-tastic!
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    Lillim Female 30-39
    269 posts
    March 17, 2013 at 11:15 am
    I`m always more than a little suspicious of "facts" that are read off at high speed and with zero credible sources behind them. Especially those that are supposedly "myth-busting" facts, and that include the phrase "at least most historians now believe" sneakily hidden in there.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    March 17, 2013 at 11:39 am
    Myth Busted.....CAUSE I F"ing SAID SO!!!!

    Sources would be nice, I`m guessing wikipedia.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    March 17, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    I like looking at the wall in the background trying to identify things.

    As for Julia Child ... Spy Story
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    Plangkye Female 18-29
    258 posts
    March 17, 2013 at 2:41 pm
    Also, Darth Vader never said "Luke, I am your father." The line was "No. I am your father."
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    Javien Male 18-29
    270 posts
    March 17, 2013 at 3:58 pm
    It`s fun learning random facts, but I really don`t like that guy...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33085 posts
    March 17, 2013 at 4:15 pm
    #1 is correct, historical Vikings didn`t have horns on their helmets. So far so good...

    ...yup! I confirm that almost every one of those things he`s gotten correct. Take it from me, I`m a cat.
    (Or go and look them up if you don`t believe me...)
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    Byfield Male 18-29
    464 posts
    March 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm
    Its John Green. He generally checks his facts and im guessing the sources will be available. That being said, I dont contest any of these.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    March 17, 2013 at 4:43 pm
    A "chester drawers"?! Does or did anyone but him really ever think they had a "chester drawers" in their room?
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    March 17, 2013 at 9:18 pm
    I`m pretty sure I remember hearing the line "play it again sam" from Casablanca.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 1:10 am
    John Green makes me happy inside my heart
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 3:58 am
    Good site for 10 year-olds growing up to be the school smart-arse and aiming for social exclusion. Don`t learn this stuff, you will be looked upon as a genius by the easily led, a punch-bag by stupid bullies and a dick by them that already know this stuff, but are bright enough to keep their trap shut and smile knowingly.
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    CreamK Male 40-49
    1423 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 5:38 am
    "Play it, Sam"

    And i thought it was chester drawers but then again, i`ve only heard that phrase, never seen it written before. Same was with "god speed",what a weird phrase that is (i instantly think of amfetamins when i hear that...weird..) until i heard the full phrase about the return.
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    CreamK Male 40-49
    1423 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 5:40 am
    Nickel: do you have something about debunking myths? One does not need to repeat this stuff and try to collect points. But knowledge is never futile, it`s much better that people knows these things than not. So watch this video and do not try to make you look clever, that`s just lame.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 7:03 am
    CreamK: I speak from personal experience!
    You are correct, knowledge is not futile: However the ability to memorise the contents of a library is a gift that few possess, and contributes to mental clutter. I have a part photographic memory and spent my formative years proving people wrong, endowing them with `true facts). That, I learned does not impress anyone but the dull. The bright people are the ones that have worked out how to use the index, rather than carry their entire life`s library everywhere they go. By all means memorise trivia, it helps make people laugh at parties. Out of your sight, they laugh at you, because your head is full of junk `knowledge`.
    Useful knowledge satisfies your curiosity and is best only passed on when requested.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 7:21 am
    These are the sort of true facts that we really need to know!
    True facts about the chameleon
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    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 7:33 am
    @ paperduck
    Play it once, Sam

    FF :49
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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 7:35 am
    Here`s a question for ya, Captain Obvious. What do you do for *work*, because I don`t think what I just watched paid any bills...
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 8:52 am
    Hank Green`s brother?
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 9:34 am
    Yea, I think that is John Green.John Green Dumps his Girlfriend from when he was 15
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 9:58 am
    Common Misconceptions unless you are addicted to Crack(ed.com).

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