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16 Misconceptions People Actually Think Are True



A misconception generally results from a flawed understanding or incorrect thinking. Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, you should wear a hat if it is very cold, sun is yellow in color and chameleons change color to match their environment. These are all modern day facts which people think to be true; however, experts have pointed out that several are just misconceptions. Here are 16 misconceptions people think to be true, but are not.

Sun Is Yellow

It is a common misconception that the Sun is red, orange or yellow. However, the Sun is all colors mixed together, which seem to your eyes as white.

De-Oxygenated Blood Is Blue

People believe that de-oxygenated blood is blue. However, it is in fact a myth because blood of humans is always red; however, the level of redness does vary depending on how oxygenated it is.

Poinsettias Are Super Poisonous To Humans

Poinsettias can lead to mild irritation to the stomach or skin. However, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, there are no recorded fatalities in regards to poinsettias.

People In The Middle Ages Thought The Earth Was Flat

Ever since the times of Aristotle and Plato, which was 300 years BC, people have known that the Earth is actually a sphere.