Common Myths That Have Been Debunked By Science

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You may have previously thought that you had the ins and outs of life pinned down by this point. Well, after reading this, you might have a few more things to consider...

The Great Wall of China is Not the Only Manmade Structure That You Can See From Space

This long-debated myth has never even been remotely true. You can see many manmade structures from the International Space Station. However, from the moon, you can only see dim city lights. 

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The Sahara is Not the Biggest Desert on Earth

Technically, the term "desert" isn't unique to hot, sandy environments. All a place needs to do to be considered a desert is to be dry and inhospitable. Coincidentally, Antarctica is both of those things, thus making the entire continent the world's largest desert. 

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The More You Know

  • The world's largest Barbie collection includes more than 15,000 dolls.
  • Reed Hasting started Netflix after receiving $40 in late fees when returning Apollo 13.
  • A typical cloud weighs around 1.1 million pounds.
  • There's a "floating rainforest" in the sea.
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Post originally appeared on Upbeat News.