21 Widely Believed Misconceptions That Are Not True

We are constantly learning new information and believing almost anything we are told, but as it turns out many of the most commonly believed ‘facts’ are actually misconceptions.

The problem with our constant need to make sense of the world around us is that it allows myths to become widely believed myths, rather than digging deeper and questioning the information.

So prepare to be shocked, here is a list of 21 common misconceptions that are simply not true…;

1. Goldfish do not have a 3 second memory


We have always been told that a goldfish’s memory is shallow at best (pun intended), yet new research has proven that goldfish can actually recall information for 3-5 months. A study tested a goldfish’s reaction to certain sounds whilst in captivity and found that the goldfish still responded to the sound up to 5 months later.