19 Commonly-Held Beliefs, Debunked With Statistics

You would think that commonly-stated facts earned that status because, you know, they're valid statements backed by proven data. But, as with many things we tend to accept wholesale, it turns out many of these "facts" are pretty much bullshit.

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