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How many of these common misconceptions did you believe?

  1. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    * Napoleon Bonaparte (pictured) was not especially short.[12] After his death in 1821, the French emperor's height was recorded as 5 feet 2 inches in French feet. This corresponds to 5 feet 6.5 inches in modern international feet, or 1.686 metres


    Al Gore  never directly said that he invented the Internet. What he did say was, "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet".[20]

    Mussels that do not open when cooked may still be fully cooked and safe to eat

    Sushi does not mean raw fish,

    Shaving does not cause hair to grow back thicker or coarser or darker.

    t's a common myth that an earthworm  becomes two worms when cut in half. This is not correct.

    Bats are not blind.




    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_misconceptions

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I heard that Sarkozy is shorter than Napoleon was. And, yes, my favorite sushi is barbecued eel...

      1. sunforged profile image64
        sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        mine too! its the first meal I offer to newbies to Sushi - it melts!

    2. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Didn't care. But, thank you I learned something new.
      He is correct, the schematic for the internet was made by someone else. Gore only helped fund it(creating it).
      Haven't a clue, don't know what they are.
      Don't know true or not. Don't eat sushi. lol
      I don't think it matters, with regard to "how" it grows back, because it just needs to be shaved over again. lol lol
      I do not know. hmm
      Bats are technically blind according to human definition of blind. However, a bats sight is based on vibrations of sound, which it uses like a radar for guidance. smile

      That was pretty cool. smile Thank you Sunforged.

      It was fun! smile

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      ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have long believed three of them, although I am mindful that you yourself are quoting from Wikipedia wink I never know what to believe these days.

      1. sunforged profile image64
        sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, its best to follow through and check the sources at Wiki before making any life changing decisions... and then the sources of that article and then even take that with  a grain of salt..or just believe everything you read and save the salt for your next tequila shot

  2. Joy56 profile image61
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    i believe everything i read on hub pages always.

    1. sunforged profile image64
      sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      http://i29.tinypic.com/velmo8.gif

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      china manposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I believe that nothing you say on hubpages never ever has any whiff of irony around it big_smile big_smile big_smile

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      ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I hope that you don't read too many of my hubs then lol

      1. Joy56 profile image61
        Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        why are they not  true.............  I do not believe it.

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          ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Depends which one, there may be a few white lies in my sales pages. I prefer to call it being "economical with the truth". Just to give you an example, I have a hub called 'The 3 Best Remote Control Tower Fans'.... do you believe that I own or have rigorously tested 3 different types of remote control tower fans? Or alternatively, owned or tested hundreds of tower fans to find the best 3?

          I own one of them. I simply read all of the Amazon reviews, that is pretty standard.... So yep, sorry, there are certain inaccuracies in some of my hubpages. Well, I'm not sorry, that is effectively what marketing is.... a load of bullshit.

          1. Joy56 profile image61
            Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            ha ha but you get paid for it, so what does it matter.....

  3. Joy56 profile image61
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    of course it does not, of course, it is all present and correct.

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Oh...and at the recommendation of Dr. Oz, I shave those pesky chin hairs that come with age smile

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      LOL!  i like that UW!

    2. Joy56 profile image61
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      try pulling them out with tweezers, they do not grow back quite so thick, as shaving them......

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        They don't grow back thicker

        1. Joy56 profile image61
          Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          they do of course, buy a tweezers, and see the difference.

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
            Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I prefer to take the recommendations of a doctor smile

            1. Joy56 profile image61
              Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              i am a doctor

  5. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ...wish someone would have woke me up in my sleep walking days...maybe the cat wouldn't have been afraid of me for 3 weeks...still don't know what I tried to do to it!!!

  6. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    SunForged, I think you have a real future as a Wikipedia spammer. smile

    1. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol lol

    2. sunforged profile image64
      sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      do you feel lucky?

      http://i48.tinypic.com/1zfmlig.jpg


      i have an illness

      http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/ComixFan/newyorkercartoon.jpg

      1. Joy56 profile image61
        Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        yeah why do we all look up stuf f  even when it iks boring and useless.

      2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        that's a good one of 'clint' baby!

  7. katiem2 profile image61
    katiem2posted 6 years ago

    Just lol cool thread big_smile

  8. Ben Evans profile image73
    Ben Evansposted 6 years ago

    The internet was invented by Vinton Cerf for the US Department of Defense in 1973.

    Antarctic ice caps are actually growing instead of shrinking.

    These are fun.  I could come up with thousands of of these.  big_smile

 
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