24 'Facts' About Famous Places (That Are Wrong)

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Picture a famous place. Now think of the most famous fact about it. Boom, turns out you might be completely wrong. We know how you feel about being mistaken, so we asked our plasticians to debunk widely-held myths about super famous places.

Now go forth and make fewer assumptions about the following places. Trust us, their inhabitants will thank you.

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Entry by Hestutomo

New York is not the most dangerous city in the US, and neither are Chicago and Los Angeles. CRIME SCENE DO NOT CRDSS CRIME SOCEYE BD NDTCoacO Although

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CRACKED COM MYTH: Seattle is the definitive rainy city in the US. TRUTH: Oodles of cities, like Philly, New York, Washington D.C., and St: Louis get m

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MYTH: Roswell, NMis the epicenter OfUFOactivityinthe U.S.. UFO CRASH SITE UFO Museum 114 N. Main Roswell FACT: Vermont sees the most UFO sightings per

Alcatraz prison's scary reputation is Hollywood nonsense. Other federal inmates often requested transfers there because of its good food and humane co

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Entry by LAJL

Myth: Georgia is known as the Peach State because it is the country's largest peach producer. NOPE. California is the largest peach producer in the

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

CRACKED COM Typical scene in Paris: People smoking cigarettes in cafes. It has stopped being typical since 2006. France has banned smoking in all pu

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Entry by Julioceg

The Grand Canyon in Arizona may be the best known canyon in the world, but it's not the largest That title belongs to The TSangpo Canyon in Tibet, Chi

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Entry by Kristina Yong

The Lincoln Bedroom was definitely not President Lincoln's bedroom during his time in office. The room was actually his office and Cabinet Room (where

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Entry by LAJL

Myth: Connecticut is nicknamed the Constitution State because the Constitution was signed there. WRONG. Connecticut got its nickname from the state'

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Entry by PookieJones

The discovery at Sutter's Mill did not start the gold rush in America. Kalal The first gold nugget in the U.S. was discovered in Little Meadow Creek,

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Entry by Andrea Meno

The Chernobyl power plant didn't shut down after the 1986 disaster. Reactor 4 blew up, but the plant's other three reactors kept producing electricity

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Entry by TasteisSweet

There are no bodies buried in the concrete of the Hoover Dam. There were 96 official industrial fatalities during its sconstruction including drowni

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Entry by Hestutomo

Seattle does not have the highest suicide rate among American Cities. Dubbed as 'Suicide City, many people believe that more people commit suicide in

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Canadian winters are harsh? Maybe if you're talking about Winnipeg. But Vancouver, Victoria, and many other towns on Canada's west coast have milder w

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MOUnT EVEREST IS Not THE WORLD'S TALLEST mounTAIn. Sea Level IT'S SSUMMITMAY Be THE HIGHESTABOVE sea LEVEL, BUTMEASUREDI FROM BASE TO SUMMIT THE TALLE

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Entry by wonderfloam

With a nickname like BEANTOWN, Boston is synonymous with beans, which is a little misleading... ...because North Dakota is the top producer of beans a

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Florida isn't really the capital of bizarre crimes. 4 CBS Miami NEWS SPORTS VIDEO WEATHER TOPSPOTS CONTESTS & MORE Florida Man Steals Pool Floats For

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Entry by Sagar Parikh

Only a small part of Venice looks like this: The rest looks like any other European city. L HO m n

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Entry by Hestutomo

Marijuana isn't actually legal in the Netherlands. henu SCOFFEESHOP 1 1ans21a 13 esmel w It was decriminalized, not legalized. Although it can be fou

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MYTH: Btonehenge looks the same as it has for thousands of years. TRUTH: Rearly every stone on the site was adjusted in between some way 1901 and 1964

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Entry by Maclise

The names of immigrants weren't Americanized at Ellis Island. In fact, Ellis Island officials didn't record names at all. isiiilbii FFHEFIFH BAAA Ae

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Entry by Andrea Meno

Old Faithful doesn't erupt every hour, or even very regularly. The time between eruptions varies between 35 and 120 minutes. It's not the most regular

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Entry by PollyDarton

New York is The city that never sleeps' But, actually the bars in NYC close at 4 a.m., in contrast to both Las Vegas' and New Orleans' 24-hour bars.

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Entry by Ann Jimenez

Contrary to Hollywood's depiction of New Mutant York's Teenage Ninfa Turtles: never ending out of the Shadows alleys, the city only has a handful of t