Good news, everybody! Thanks to the sassy scholarship of Cracked historians, we've found the revised versions of some of history's greatest quotes.
Here's a quick case study on how bullshit is born into the world. First, remember that when we're browsing the news each morning to make sure our favorite athlete hasn't gone to jail yet, most of us only read the headlines, or maybe give the actual story a quick skim. You didn't need a study to tell you that, you do it yourself. So if somebody's goal is to push a bullshit agenda, all they need is a headline.
For instance, search Google News for "fluoride" and you'll find a shocking article showing that, holy shit, fluoride lowers your IQ! The stuff in your toothpaste! The stuff cities put in drinking water!
Fact: In the 1950s and 1960s, it wasn't uncommon for Superman comics, especially those featuring Jimmy Olsen, to use the same story line in more than one comic. Apparently, comics fans weren't exactly the most loyal folks, and DC Comics could expect a totally different audience from one year to the next, allowing the comics creators to get a little lazy, even when it made absolutely no sense. For example ...