Beans are used to make coffee, chameleons vary in color to blend in with their environment, andMount Everest is the world's 'tallest' mountain.

Those are some current 'facts' that we think are real, yet professionals have (annoyingly) pointed out that many of them are simply misconceptions.

While Everest is considered the world's highest peak, others argue that it should not have the title considering Mauna Kea is the highest peak when assessed from bottom to top.

Others are outright lies, such as the myth that the Great Wall of China is visible from space and the idea that caffeine dehydrates the body. Several of the 'false facts' have been passed down through the years while becoming part of mythology, yet they are frequently based on speculation or the product of cultural games of ‘telephone’.

You're undoubtedly aware that the concept of "alphas" stems from a wolf study. What you may not know is that the study's lead scientist has spent years attempting to debunk the "alpha" notion. More on that, as well as 30 other common misunderstandings about the world:

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