February 28, 2024



Twelve Science and History ‘Facts’ That Have Changed Since You Were in School

We gained an ocean and a continent, we lost a planet, rain is not tear-shaped, and maybe the brontosaurus existed after all.

Meghan Moravcik Walbert June 10th, 2021 4:30PM13

In the age of misinformation and disinformation, we’re (hopefully) all getting a little better about fact-checking—or at least, about not automatically believing every last thing we read or hear on the internet. But there are some fundamental truths we were taught as kids that, it turns out, were never true. Or they seemed true at one point but now we have more information and fresh facts that demote them to “myth” status.

Read more… https://lifehacker.com/12-science-and-history-facts-that-changed-since-you-wer-1847071056