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Think twice before believing everything you hear

The definition of insanity is NOT “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”

Albert Einstein never said that.  I found a great article where the author goes onto rant about other commonly mistaken facts.


Reblogged from San Francisco City Beat, written by Edwin Decker

Well, it just doesn’t matter how many school books claim otherwise, Columbus did not discover America. It doesn’t matter what the plaque at Cooperstown tells us, Abner Doubleday did not invent baseball.

And while we’re at it:

  • shaved hair does not grow back thicker;
  • you cannot copyright something by mailing it to yourself; 
  • a cannonball did not crack the Liberty Bell; 
  • menthol cigarettes do not contain fiberglass; 
  • coffee does not come from beans; 
  • Mama Cass did not choke on a sandwich (or anything else, for that matter);
  •  undercover cops do not have to admit it when asked; S.O.S does not mean “Save Our Ship”; 
  • Mars is not red; 
  • ostriches do not hide their heads in the sand; 
  • THIS is an acronym (not THS); 
  • Twinkies do not have a shelf life of 30 years (or even 30 days); 
  • America did not become independent on July 4, 1776; 
  • Christ was not born on Dec. 25; 
  • mano-a-mano does not mean “man to man”; 
  • Mr. Green Jeans was not Frank Zappa’s father; 
  • Ozzy Osbourne did not bite off the head of a bat during a concert;
  • and, for cryin’ out loud, people—you cannot catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar! Sure, you attract more flies, but catching them is another thing entirely. (Tip: If you want fewer flies, put away the honey.)

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