Researchers from all branches of science build on one another, continuously questioning assumptions in order to provide an irrefutable understanding of how the world actually works. And so, it’s hardly surprising that the preponderance of published study conclusions are later revealed to be wrong. For example, many of our most treasured sayings and adages don’t really have a basis in reality.

We’ve all heard the urban legend that a coin dropped from the Empire State Building can kill a person, but science says it’s complete nonsense (still probably don’t do it though). More on that, as well as 30 other strange stories that we still believe for whatever reason, below…

MYTH Lemmings commit mass suicide. TRUTH Disney faked a scene in their documentary White Wilderness, where the myth derives from. CRACKED.COM



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