As a culture, we continue to accept and learn from verified facts; science is always growing and evolving. Before Copernicus argued that the sun was at the center of the solar system, society thought that diseases were caused by "poor air," and “vapors” (not totally wrong!) but before Louis Pasteur cleared the ground for germ theory, civilization believed that the Earth was the center of the solar system.

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. It's hardly surprising that the preponderance of published study conclusions is 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 people still believe for whatever reason:

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